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Thread: Colourwheel based on real paint

  1. #1
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    Colourwheel based on real paint

    Hello Artragers. I love artrage, it has the feeling of real paint on paper/canvas. I had however something that was bugging me. I love gouache and i want to have those gouache colours they have in their tin tubes, like Cadium red, prussian blue, yellow ochre, etc on my screen? How?

    Colourspaces
    I paint a lot in gouache, iím an illustrator and work for print magazine, etc. So i know something about publication and RGB/CYMK colourspaces. I always convert my images to CYMK workspace and back again (in Photoshop) I want my handpainted illustrations the same in print as the original.

    Calibration
    I have my monitor calibrated with Eye-one match and a proofed scanner. So whats on the screen is also the colour i see in print (almost, 100% perfect seems imopssible).

    Quiller Wheel
    I use a Quiller Wheel wich is perfect for my colours. (Its the basic colorwheel for painters.)
    It looked nice to me to transfer my gouache painted colours into Artrage, so i can paint directly and use the colours i used to. I mainly use Winsor & Newton gouache and Holbein gouache.

    It might me fun for you, how i tried to make this happen. I shoot some screen shots of the process. Feel free to use my wheel if u like it!

    Step 1:
    I painted my own Quiller Wheel first (Google Quiller Wheel) I put the names of the colours aside of the dots, i have a short memory. I also tried some mixtures of the paint, and tried to place them on the right spot on the wheel.

    Step 2:
    Scanning! I have a special program Silverfast on my Epson scanner. I used first hardware calibration to set the scanner ready to go.

    Step 3:
    With the calibarated scanner i scanned my orginal and put it into Photoshop. Use the picker to take an average colour spot and put new dots digitally on a fresh layer.

    Step 4:
    Now iíve got the layer with the right colour on it in the right RGB-values. (There is no need to use the CYMK space yet, only on the end of a painting.) I drawed in Adobe Illustrator a nice reference, so i later on can fill it in with Photoshop.

    Step 5:
    Iíve take the whole and put it into Photoshop to fill it in, so you get they right colourshapes, like on the Ďrealí Quiller wheel.

    Step 6:
    I imported the brand new colourwheel as a reference in Artrage. Use the colour picker to pick those painted colours.

    Step 7:
    Iíve made a sheet and the names of the colours, it might be handy.

    Step 8:
    Get ready to do some nice painting :-)

    Best regards to you all! (Forgive my bad English) ;-)


    Loek Weijts, illustrator
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    Last edited by Boulderdash; 04-01-2010 at 06:19 AM.
    Best Wishes,

    Loek Weijts

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    High res Wheel

    And of course in high-res.

    And the names...
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    Last edited by Boulderdash; 04-01-2010 at 06:23 AM.
    Best Wishes,

    Loek Weijts

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    Thank you.

  4. #4
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    Thanks!

    I like this.. and definitely try those colors for paint. This is fun

    Tone

  5. #5
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    Very nice. I will keep this in mind and steal it from you!

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