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.
9 months ago
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...
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)?...
@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.
@Matt Willett, check out colorhexa's HSV gradient tool. Much easier to accomplish!
@Zack Andrews That's very, very useful. Thanks man
@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
@Danny Farmer haha wow that sounds like it would be hard!
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