View Full Version : Schminke Pastel Colors

10-07-2010, 03:03 PM
I'm new to ArtRage and newer to the forums. I spent all day creating custom color sets that correspond to Schminke's 400-color pastel set. Maybe a waste of time, but I wanted to share. I've grouped them by color, but there may be some in each group that don't belong :) I'm going to attach a couple to see how it works

10-07-2010, 03:06 PM
Medium & Dark Tans

10-07-2010, 03:07 PM
Light Tans & Browns

10-07-2010, 03:09 PM
Grey Lavendar & Lavendar

10-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Pinks & Corals/Peaches

10-07-2010, 03:12 PM
Red and Purple

10-07-2010, 03:15 PM
Plums and Golds

10-07-2010, 03:17 PM
Blue-Green & Green

10-07-2010, 03:18 PM
Gray Greens & Light Greens

10-07-2010, 03:19 PM
Orange & Yellow

10-07-2010, 03:21 PM
Light Blue & Medium Blues

10-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Dark Blue - Last One!

10-07-2010, 10:16 PM
That is a lot of work you put in for the community. Thank you for sharing these!!!

10-08-2010, 06:01 AM
Thanks! It was pretty cool when I found the post on how to change a color sample set to a custom color picker with a click & a drag, so I'm already grateful for these forums :)

I forgot to mention, the color sample files I posted have the colors named with the schminke number and name for easy cross-referencing.

Method: I grabbed the colors by copying the screen on an art supply web-site. I had to do 16 different screen shots to copy all the colors. I copied the jpgs into ArtRage and also Excel. I went through the Excel listing and tagged each color by category. Then I copied and pasted the category listings and sorted to count how many I had in each category and re-categorized as necessary (like combining dark/med/lt browns into one category; combining orange-red, brick-red and red into one category; etc)

Then I used the color picker in ArtRage to create color sample sets for each category and dragged the sample sets to create the custom color pickers.

The 400-color Schminke pastel set is about $1300, so I figure I just saved myself a bunch of money :)

10-08-2010, 11:11 AM
Emily, thank you. Great work.

10-13-2010, 09:29 AM
So many great palette's...TY for sharing those

10-13-2010, 09:51 AM
My pleasure. I'm a color junky. I can just gaze at them :) I've wanted the full Schminke pastel set for awhile, so ArtRage is an awesome substitute :)

10-27-2010, 02:58 PM
Thank you Emily848:)
I can definitely make good use of those greens
Best wishes

11-08-2010, 08:24 AM
Hi Emily,

I'm a brand new user, making a partial transition to digital from traditional media. This is much appreciated!! :)

11-08-2010, 08:56 PM
Good to hear! I actually use these collections all the time now, though I've added shades to a couple of the groupings (a bunch of purples and some green-blues). I think of them as color boxes; if I want a blue then I open the blue box and pick one out. Sometimes I'll go to the precise color picker from there to refine the shade, but it gives me a starting point. Then I save whatever colors I use to the local sample set so that I can pick up the same shade later in the painting/drawing. Have fun!

03-14-2016, 12:58 PM
Thank you very much.

04-11-2016, 06:34 AM
Thank you so much for these colours