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Aelia ([personal profile] aelia) wrote2011-03-22 12:43 am
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Colour Actions Decrapified + Reference Images

Something that I have been intending to do for quite some time...

...or rather, was asked of me aaaages ago, and it's only now I've got around to doing so *blush*. It wasn't as irritating as I thought it would be, once I quit re-building them in a stupidly slow manner.

(Also it was a chance to get rid of the embarassingly stupid mess that lay beneath the surface. What the hell was I thinking with that?)

These *should* work right down to Ye Olde PS 6 as I've managed to avoid using any of the tools that changed throughout the versions, but as I no longer have any older versions to test on, this is entirely theoretical.

And even if you don't have an old version of Photoshop you should download these. I've tweaked some of the colours and hopefully burninated some of the worst pixelisation.





Retro Colours, should (And this version was tested last I checked) work in all versions

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Autumn Colours - works in all versions

From memory, Purple Haze, Denim Blue, Forest, Chocolate, Rust and Indigo have been tweaked to hopefully pixelate less. YMMV, but they look better to me. Gold and Burnt Orange are slightly brighter and 'cleaner' looking, while Rose is no longer ugly.

Download



Jewel Colours - and Lonesome for neatness of image. A lot of subtle tweaks here but Black Berry and Black Plum (especially) should no longer pixelate like crazy.


Jewels - PS CS3 and above


Jewels - All versions (Some subtle changes in earlier actions, everthing after say, Dutch is identical

Lonesome - All versions



Nothing to see here, move along. I was making a bunch of things in natural, undyed colours (or at least I was stalking skeins of Cascade Eco yarn and cursing my bank balance) and found I was trying to replicate the same colours over, so it was easier to do this. Perhaps someone else might find it useful. Looks especially good with Aquilegia's linen overlay. Should work in all versions

Download

*disappears back into the land of sleep, family issues and the never-suceeding quest for a job* I am extremely thankful for awesome friends, beer and the fun that can be obtained when you combine these with terrible, terrible anime adaptations of one of my favourite book series from when I was younger.

I promise to surface again soon, hopefully bearing gifts of more belated (hair) requests and other assorted goodies :D
 

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[personal profile] pinketamine 2011-03-21 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope everything gets better and you're able to get a job soon. My boyfriend is in the same situation and it is really frustrating.

Thanks so much for the actions, the "eco naturals" will be really abused for wood tones in my game :D
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[personal profile] curiousb 2011-03-21 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, noooo, I spent the last week making recolours of Pinket's glasses conversions using the original versions of your colour actions, and just finished them yesterday - I'm too lazy to do them again now though! :D

Never mind, these will be most useful in future - thank you for updating and sharing them!

And good luck in the job-hunting - I hope something turns up for you soon.
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[personal profile] eefje00704 2011-03-21 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah new versions! I couldn't get your jewel and autumn tones to work properly with my Dutch version of PS CS3 (even after redoing each step, it just couldn't identify some, for some reason) but I'll have to try again now.

The eco natural colours look gorgeous. If I can get all of these to work, I may have to finally learn to do clothing, so that I can put these colours on a bunch of medieval stuff.

Fingers crossed that you find a job soon!
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[personal profile] curiouscrow 2011-03-21 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
These are beautiful. If I ever get around to learning how to make something I'll definitely use them!

I hope RL gets better for ya soon! At least on the work/family front! Friends and beer sounds awesome!:D
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[personal profile] hat_plays_sims 2011-03-21 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
oh god, colors...

Thank you so much for sharing these!
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[personal profile] jesslove 2011-03-22 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
Lovely! Thanks so much for the swatches for reference, if nothing else. I also adore the Eco colors; some of them are gorgeous.

Good luck irl. :)
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[identity profile] maranatah.livejournal.com 2011-05-04 09:31 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for sharing, these are lovely! :)

[personal profile] crunchycactus 2013-03-09 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Gah I hate to be a pain but mediafire's acting up and the links are telling me that the files are invalid or deleted.
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[personal profile] ebbycarolina 2013-04-06 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
You can get them here http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=29058.0 yeah mediafire messed up a lot of peoples files

[personal profile] miros1 2016-06-10 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the link, ebbycarolina!