Unlike Perspective & Composition Part 3, however, here is a real tutorial today.
Ever wonder what LAB color sliders were in Photoshop? Here's a little bit of enlightenment to help you figure out what the hell they do.
A note about this tutorial: This is MIXING COLOR with LAB Sliders -- NOT speaking about the LAB Color Space which your open document can be converted to. You need special monitors that can show LAB color space -- something more useful to professional photographers. With LAB Sliders, you can use RGB and CMYK color space, both work just fine since we're using this for the purposes of choosing colors for painting/coloring -- NOT color correction.
Also: Adoption of the new "ORIANART" name. I believe I'm leaving the name Plastic Shards behind, soon.
Thanks for this helpful tutorial. Only just getting into colour theory! Still battling on the whole 'colour changes with temperature'. RGB sliders are pretty intuitive when you get the swing of it, but really you gotta know whats going on under the hood of 'why' rather than 'how'.
Question! When do we know which type of shadow to use? In your example. It's a warm light with warm shadow on the walls. ( unless I mistaken white for a warm light instead if a cool light) when does cool shadow come into play?
I, personally, never liked the RGB sliders. I tried using Lab and felt confused so I developed around the HSB sliders. Thank for sharing this. I will give Lab another shot now that I understand it better and with the use of HSB the possibilities are endless
Thanks for the information! I'll admit, I'm more interested in the CIE Lab color space because some papers in the Cognitive Sciences literature report stimuli colors in Lab coordinates for some experiments. Although this wasn't exactly geared towards someone with my interests, your explanation did give me some new insights into the Lab color space. Thank you very much for that!
This is interesting. I've never thought to touch these sliders, since I was so comfortable in HSB and didn't even know what LAB stood for. Thanks for explaining it so well and giving painters a reason to try it!