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sarang ([personal profile] honung) wrote2011-08-21 04:10 pm
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pony colors - public service announcement

(this post could also be called "pony colors - a placeholder for color actions???" and/or "pony colors - nevermind, I AM HELPLESS -edition"

you know how i said i'd make & share color actions of my pony colors palette?
well, turns out i don't know how to make actions!! i understand the basics, but i just can't make them work :DDD it's hard to explain, really...
i need to keep studying the magic of ps, and that might take a while..

so i'm just posting this to let you guys know that if you have any desire to recolor stuff with these colors, feel free to do so! ♥
([livejournal.com profile] o4i_4ernye made an eyeset, look! ♥)

in case you want to know what kind of layer effects i personally use when i recolor using these colors:

BACKGROUND LAYER: the original texture you're planning to recolor.
LAYER 1: fill it with the color you want to use. use the pipette tool to pick a color from the color swatch/palette. SOFT LIGHT, OPACITY 100%
BACKGROUND COPY: make a copy of the original texture/background layer. SCREEN, OPACITY 50%
LAYER 2: fill it with the color you want to use. use the pipette tool to pick a color from the color swatch/palette. MULTIPLY, OPACITY 100%
BACKGROUND COPY 2: make another copy of the original texture/background layer. SOFT LIGHT, OPACITY 100%

i learned this technique from [livejournal.com profile] simgaroop, thank you! :))
if you thought the above tutorial was too hard to follow, you can see a clear picture of the layer order here @ Simgaroop's journal (scroll down!).

hmm.. that's all, i think. i'm sorry this is so complicated right now! :S

[identity profile] juri-anne.livejournal.com 2011-08-21 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
ooh! Saving this post. :) Thanks for sharing! Those colors are gorgeous and so much fun!

[identity profile] kustirider2.livejournal.com 2011-08-21 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Im not sure if this is what you mean, but to make PS actions all you do is right click in the actions sidebar and click new action. Name the action and then press record at the bottom. Then you do everything that's going to be in your action and then press stop. That's how I make mine :) (Although, that's probably not what you mean, but that's my probably bad attempt to help :P)

I love these colours! Thanks for sharing them :)

[identity profile] huning.livejournal.com 2011-08-24 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
that's what i've been trying to do, but after i stop recording and test out the action i made, it never works, nothing happens.. so i must be doing something very wrong, but i'm not sure what... i'll find out later. thanks for trying to help :)


[identity profile] antimaccassar.livejournal.com 2011-08-21 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That is such a good idea to use a "color palette" if you don't have color actions!!
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[personal profile] ivybgreenflower 2011-08-22 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm having loads of fun with these, I've already begun a lipset and have plans for some accessories :D

[identity profile] little-b-kitten.livejournal.com 2011-08-23 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
This instruction is wonderful! I was trying to make some clothes recolor, so I'd definately use some of your colors! :)

[identity profile] eversims.livejournal.com 2012-01-03 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
Hiya! I just wanted to let you know - in case you didn't get a chance to see - that I recoloured Amaryll's edit of the Base Game tank top using your lovely colours. Here's a link. (http://eversims.livejournal.com/11525.html#cutid1) :D

[identity profile] dawntreadings.livejournal.com 2012-01-04 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I think your action problems may have something to do with using the pipette tool on another open image and filling a layer instead of just making a fill layer with the color already selected? I went ahead and made them into actions in Photoshop CS (and though it was very basic stuff that should work in all versions, I tested them out in CS5 as well so they should work with all the ones inbetween) and can upload them for you if you want!