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Apple Bloom Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Apple Bloom Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd

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New and improved!

All of the color guides are getting a revamp. The guides are all now two pages, one for digital applications (such as vectors, painting in Photoshop, 3D modeling, etc) and the other for print applications (customs, merch, T-shirts, et cetera). The PNG preview for the digital guide should be OK to use as well, so the PDF is optional.

If you use Google Chrome or Safari, they will attempt to open the file in-line with Google Docs PDF viewer. DO NOT EYEDROP THOSE COLORS. SAVE THE PDF FILE. The Google Docs viewer displays in a very low bit depth that results in dithering of the colors. Until Deviantart gives me a way to disable this, you should use the download file link to view the guide!

They are also now more space efficient, and will be able to scale better with ponies that have more colors than normal.

The Digital guides aim to be as close to the show as possible, while the print guides aim to be as close to official merch as possible. When there's no merch of that pony (e.g. background ponies) then the print colors will be based on my conversions which will aim to reproduce the show without looking too weird or have obvious gamut problems.

It is safe to eyedrop the digital colors or use the hex/RGB codes - the swatches should match up just fine. Just make sure you're working in sRGB color mode.

For the merch guides, the spot colors are rendered using CMYK alternate color space. This is based on my own examinations of the merch boxes, where the spot colors are simulated straight to process anyway.
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julie090995 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her eye gradient :')
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ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Do you realize that the coat colour (both fill and strokes) is too dark?

Personally, I used these colours: [link]
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would say that those ones are too bright or saturated. AB's yellow lacks purity, it's definitely slightly greener compared to Flutters or AJ's mane.
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SunlightData Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
She's right, AB's colour is definately too dark in this, you can tell, BUT the ones in that link are too saturated. Regardless, I'm pretty sure if anyone has an understanding of colour, they can just take it and lighten it slightly, it's no biggie guys, really.
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WhooperLover Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist
what aer the hue and stuff numbers?
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Load it into Photoshop, rasterize, and use the eyedropper. Have fun!
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TerraHv1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Would you be able make these as JPGs? It's easier to open up in Photoshop so I can just eyedropper the colors...
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Open it up in PS, rasterize, then save as. Ta-da!
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TerraHv1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Oh yeah, well. I could do it the easy way I suppose! :p

Thanks, bit of a brain fart there. :p
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The-Sanrio-fanboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
At first I thought Applebloom's bow was red. Then I noticed that it is pink.
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