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Applejack Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Applejack 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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MeesterTweester Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I hate how she's derp-eyed and hatless in the merchandise.
angelinadraws Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like shes derping
Acalanatha Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Flutterflyraptor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012

Thanks *kefkafloyd, for your color guides for the characters.
awesometwostudios Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice... but did you forget her hair band?
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, it's right there as Hair Ties.
awesometwostudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I should've scrolled over... google chrome.
Razer1103 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Are there any color differences between this one (digital) vs the old version? I used the old one for my vector, but I want to make the colors as accurate as possible. Is it worth going back and recoloring her using this new version? (Have there been improvements in the colors?)
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
There are slight differences. The old guide is now the Print guide (and there were slight tweaks made to it). The Digital guide is aimed for stuff that is used on-screen, and is re-picked to match the Flash assets. If your vectors are used exclusively on-screen (and not in print), then recoloring using the Digital guide would be the way to go.
SuperJackAttack Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Where's her hat Obama?!
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