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Fluttershy Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Fluttershy 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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trixiesshow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the color guide. I'll put a link to this in the description
TheStalwart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Pantone samples from this guide match Hasbro licensed calendar perfectly. Thanks a lot.
Dakuu75 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Your color reference resources a invaluable bro, thanks a ton for these.
Dan94ever Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I just want to leave a thank you for doing these pages for so many ponies. I was making something as an emblem in a game I play and this was super helpful.  Thank you very much.
Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
fmcgorenc Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
thanx, used it and the rest of mane6 here:…
GhiaccioCubo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I'm confused on the eye gradient... why 3?
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Because it blends between three different colors. It's entirely possible to have a gradient of more than three colors.
Lindor42 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
THANK YOU SO MUCH this helped me a bunch <3
Chibi-pets Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
good! Thanks I use this one to know what color use to embroider hehe
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