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Unified Color Palette Tutorial by Cpresti Unified Color Palette Tutorial by Cpresti
A tutorial on how to make a unified color palette, aka how to make colors look good next to each other. Not a lot of people understand how color works, and while this isn't the end-all be-all, it certainly helps when you're stuck.

Thanks for looking! :D
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ussa23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
"simply add a new color to each of them"

why exactly that orange color ? and how can I select the right color if my palette(red , blue , orange) ?
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Nishra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know much about proffessional art, but I would go with how you feel the tone of your piece will be. a bit sad or depressing? use blue, firey/passionate? reds/oranges Bright and happy yellow/light green ect, just how you think would fit the tone of your piece best (hope I helped!)
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MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, I will keep this handy for my future artistic endeavors. Cheers!
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Remember2fly1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
This is probably the most helpful color tutorial I've ever seen. I don't know how many times I've seen tutorials just give you the color wheel and expect you to know how to pick colors from there. So, good job!Hug 
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EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! This is so helpful!
Been trying to unify my palette for years and I had a suspicion it was something like this, but I was too afraid to experiment on an inked drawing. Thanks again!
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Dri-Bee Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*must find this "color balance tool"? 
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RoxiiReaper Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ctrl + B 
OvO
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Dri-Bee Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh? Hmmm, i will give it a try I suppose. Thanks for the tip! 
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dominekkas Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely useful to many! Great for spreading word!
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Da-Greyman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So use to black and white, this really helped me out, thanks!
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AndromedAno Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!
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Mirantmir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is helpful for everything,

like literally everything.
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un-machined Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now THIS is helpful. Thanks!
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YuizaYomiya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's so helpful!!Thank you :333
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Tophlet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully helpful, thank-you!
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DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Thank you so much for this wondrous thing woa
its so succinct and simple and yet it helps so much!
:noice: 
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sarkiya Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student
Completed, thank you so much!
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leepotron77 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thank you! This I feel has been my biggest issue when trying with trying to understand color! And unlike books and all the other shit I've looked at, you make it clear and uncomplicated!
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Ouremji Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helps a lot :D I was having troubles drawing a rainbow character.
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Kannraa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, thank you for the palette tutorial!!! This is very helpful and I will definitely begin doing this and taking this into consideration when coloring!!!
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Meowxdwild Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was great! this tutorial just solved my lifelong problem orz xD thank you so muuuuch!! *bigfathug* haha
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blessedmuzic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist
great tutorial!!! really helped :D
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Kamihanaki Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! I struggle with color schemes so I'll keep this in mind next time I'm coloring
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Joaquinadr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Simple and clear---Great
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very VERY much for this! :hug: I can choose the flat colors without trouble but it's always been trouble to find the ones that work with it. This should help SO very well.
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Checkmateing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna try this very soon
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kristieblaze Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Wonderful!
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PetiteBubu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So useful! I've always wondered how to choose colors harmoniously :dummy:
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Houshanouu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
So helpful!! Thanks a lot (u w u)
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iSpazzyKitty Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you so much.  I've been struggling with color lately, and this was very helpful. :heart:
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madcom13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice trick you've got here :D
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CookiiMii Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly what I needed !! you're amazing <33 
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BlondeBanana98 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! Thank you!
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ORHplus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be useful! Thanks!
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ElysiaFrances Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I...I love you. where has this tutorial been all my life xD
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Captain-Skittles Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this look good (I know it failed, please be honest Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] )
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Captain-Skittles Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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tamkib1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
god this is super helpfull ty so much :D
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ChubbyCake725 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tip.
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shoulda-been-a-cat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful ^.^ 
 thankyou for your time :D
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Argiee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much for this.  Coloring has been a slight struggle for me when it comes to choosing the correct shades to use, and this will definitely help a ton.
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cassus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
A life changer for me, this. Had a super hard time picking nice colours due to my wonky colour vision (red/green. Not severe, but bad enough) and these tricks just made ALL the difference. Thank you so much. Can't believe I haven't thought of this sooner. It basically simulates the colour of  the ambient lighting adding to everything.
 
Again, thanks a lot :)
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Lilysplash Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Very helpful! >w<
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Sylvanimus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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TheDyingButterfly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely tutorial!
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onjikun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This will certainly be considered the next time I design a character... :)
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TamilaB Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that was really amazing <3 Thank you for this. I can't wait to go to art school now XD
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Kenna-daretolive666 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Huh. I wonder who Jack is... If he's cute enough, I'll pay the $800 and keep Jack all to my self~mine  Belly Rub Avi for foundersgrove Marin 
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AikoAkaNeko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really useful, thank you very much for this
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JELL-IES Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I did not know all this about color.
It's very interesting. The different tricks you used for making unified palettes.
Thank you for posting this. It does help!
You learn something new everyday.
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