Colour tips

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  1. Matt Willett Matt Willett

    I've found that matching a range of contrasting colours is quite tricky. This shows how I've found a pretty cool solution. I tried @Erica Schoonmaker's trick and while it did produce cool results, the colours i was seeing weren't as good as I wanted.

    I tried adjusting the colours so that the greyscale hue's matched (almost exactly) and voila!

    I use 2 screens that are setup very differently (1 is high quality and the other is purposely poor) so I can easily see varying results.

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    9 months ago

  2. Paul Annett Paul Annett

    Making the colours less distinct from each other sounds like a recipe for accessibility disaster. It's not terrible in xScope's colour-blindness simulator, but I'd be interested to see how it tests.

    Oh, to not have to worry about such details...

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    9 months ago

  3. Michel Bozgounov Michel Bozgounov

    Very good point, Paul!

    "Making the colours less distinct from each other sounds like a recipe for accessibility disaster."

    @Matt Willett: You should perhaps explain the technique in more detail. :-) I surely see what you tried to achieve and I like the pastel tones in the top (colored) example. I believe you are showing the bottom (greyscale) example for reference only, to how how you achieved the end results (top example)?...

    9 months ago

  4. Matt Willett Matt Willett

    @Paul Annett That was exactly what I thought too... https://twitter.com/M_Willett/status/356745029236166657 - without being harsh, luckily this isn't a requirement for the project.

    @Michel Bozgounov The technique was to simply match the colour saturation in grey-scale for the range of colours required (initially as a test) to see what would happen, and the outcome was sweet. Yeah the grey versions at the bottom are for reference.

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    9 months ago

  5. sky sky

    nice

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    9 months ago

  6. Zack Andrews Zack Andrews

    @Matt Willett, check out colorhexa's HSV gradient tool. Much easier to accomplish!

    http://www.colorhexa.com/color-gradient

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    9 months ago

  7. Matt Willett Matt Willett

    @Zack Andrews That's very, very useful. Thanks man

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    9 months ago

  8. Danny Farmer Danny Farmer

    @Matt Willett Thats awesome! I'm actually having to recreate this in a color theory class right now... with paint instead of a computer though :/

    3 months ago

  9. Matt Willett Matt Willett

    @Danny Farmer haha wow that sounds like it would be hard!

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    3 months ago

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