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I've started this ages ago, I'll just finish this now before New Year

A lot of people ask me how I pick my colors. These are basically my rubrics when color picking.

I hope this helps anyone out there!

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bloodmaker's avatar
great wealth of knowledge here, :) but you know where I realizes this guy really knows what he's talking about?
at the little line at the bottom where you said "these pictures aren't mind, please don't kill me."   I said to myself wow that guy's been around the block! ;)
SirlsPlayland's avatar
I just wanted to say you are a beautiful person and I love how you break down a complicated process into something that is simple.
inohei's avatar
Thank you so much for the guide! ;;
sukinova777's avatar
Thanks so much for putting this together for us!! Great tutorials!! ..I feel like I'm color challenged, lol but starting to really dig playing w them. I really love art that breaks the "rules" about what colors we see in life.. Thanks again for your tips! :meow: :heart: 
LyricalLark's avatar
Nice tips! I'm starting to finally get back into digital art and tackle colors, something I've always struggled with so far. This is a nice refresher of all the things in general I've read about colors here. I knew about the black and white test, but I still don't know how to use a digital art program to do that. Do you know where generally is the place to adjust to black and white? I'm using FireAlpaca, a software similar to PaintToolSai.
EDIT: Actually, wait I think I found it myself haha. But is this correct? When you're trying to test for the value range, adjust the saturation to 0%? Ah... I should refresh myself on the basics of those word's meanings again again. xD
trisketched's avatar
Yup you're on the right track! at 0% saturation you're left with greys, whites and blacks!
Deividman's avatar
Thanks a lot for this!
celebiating30years's avatar
whos the artist of the trees and couple? at the end?
trisketched's avatar
I answered this in a previous comment, I made a reverse image search and I didn't come up with the artist. This is the closest I can come up with:…
queenoftheseas's avatar
What is the artist name or the name of the art work of the painting of two people walking in a path surrounded with trees
trisketched's avatar
Man I wish I can give you a proper answer. I did a reverse image search but I'm getting no names. Check it out here…
2RchArD's avatar
thank you for this post
baltobud8's avatar
My problem is that it is hard, often impossible for me to use red and orange.
This is because I litterally can't see differences between the two, so I am scared I think I might be using red but I am actually using orange.

Take the color wheel shown in this tutorial, for example.
The reds and orange shades are the same for me.
trisketched's avatar
Hey! Maybe you have some sort of colorblindness?
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trisketched's avatar
You might need to get that checked with an eye doctor to confirm!
baltobud8's avatar
Will probably do that. 
Sryatara's avatar
Thanks for this post. :D
LiHue-kun's avatar
What can we do with the different color pallets? (Complementary, tiradec  colours, etc)
trisketched's avatar
All colors convey a certain meaning (depending on culture). Stuff like yellow=joy, red=anger, green=envy, etc. You can use that to your advantage!
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Aerite's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! This is super helpful!
Nx3Fox's avatar
Again mighty useful stuff.
Well done. Some good examples and a nice taste.

Thanks again for making and sharing.
doodlesz808's avatar
Now that someone actually explained to me how to use colors properly without so much technical words... It sounds easier to do... Well I better get practicing :P 
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