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    colour wheel, an one use a real one to help them paint?

    i was just wonder, i was looking at the 12 colour wheel and how to convert it to a digital colour.

    the blue on my colour wheel looks more purple

    i know there's a diffence between additive colour and subtractive colour

    i see the colour in art rage is based on red green blue and painter use pigment red yellow blue ( as the primaries )

    is there a way to add the two worlds together, or is just a fine tuning on the picking off the colour palette?

    Steve

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    Hi Steve.

    Been there. Having tried a lot, I would have to say at this point that the colour worlds of paper based and computer based media will not add up easily.

    Add the worlds; Try painting with pure cyan (0% red, 100% green, 100% blue) on screen. Print it (on a CMYK printer). Match with screen and look how dark/dull the print looks. Try to match the printcolour and you'll probably get a cyan about 50%, right? So to match the colours of traditional subtractive paint, you will need to paint more dark/dull.

    The wheels; There are so much confusion with regard to colours, primary colours and wheels. A colour is often called blue but look anything from a purpur (purple) to cyan. The theory is a 100 years old times change (and available colours). Read Bruce MacEvoy's handprint links below or pick the colours from YRBcw.gif / RCW12.gif from RealColorWheel.

    To my knowledge computer monitors use additive colour models and additive colour models are based on red green blue. Hence it would seem natural that ArtRage use RGB. But I'm not sure that ArtRage actually does use RGB. Anyone?

    Happy,
    DoodLS

    Suggested reading:
    http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/color6.html
    http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/wcolor.html
    well the whole site is great: http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/water.html

    For Converted Wheels pick'n'use colours read:
    http://realcolorwheel.com/othercolorwheel.htm

    Or wiki:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Additive_color
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtractive_color
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RYB_color_model
    etc. etc.
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    wow thanks for your help

    i got a few idea's of what i wanted ( the real colour wheel ) was nice i just want to mix paint ( digitally ) for now, not geting in to the printing thing

    i did photo retouching for a while and i know about the problems of your monitor being set to your printer. i used a grey card in a photo ( learned that in school ) it was fine but my old monitor died and the new LCD just even come close to the printer.

    i'm reading Betty Edwards book on colour and was going to try some exercises with color, just thought i work out the digital numbers to the colours i need for them

    thanks for your time

    Steve

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