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Pinkie Pie Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Pinkie Pie Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd

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New and improved! [ERROR FIXED] The hex code for Pinkie's body fill was wrong, but the actual swatch was right. This has been fixed.

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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:iconprincessembracemlp:
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! this really helped me! 
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AlbinoFluttershy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
There is a rare error with the incidental palette for Pinkie Pie that involves the Tongue color being swapped from the usual orange to a different pink.
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:icondzjontn:
Dzjontn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Thank you for this!
Just coloured my Pinkie Pie with this. :)
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:iconovelayotli:
Ovelayotli Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! this will be helpful!
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:iconfurpuff:
FurPuff Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you X one thousand! Really helped!
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:iconkatebliss:
katebliss Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
tyvm for this!
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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bannylou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
0_0 so many details....
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:icontoa-ignicus:
Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
When I use these color codes on Inkscape, and hit ctrl + c ctrl + v the colors come out invisible and I have to switch them to the solid color. Is that supposed to happen?
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Never used Inkscape, so I can't really say. Sorry. :(
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:icontoa-ignicus:
Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well then, how do the colors still work if they'er not meant for Inkscape?
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
You should be able to just punch in the hex values. I Don't think inkscape has pantone libraries. You could also use an eyedropper tool to pick from the swatch.
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:icontoa-ignicus:
Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It works fine, it's just odd that's all.
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:iconkiwifingers:
kiwifingers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you need to add FF at the end

...i realise it has been five months, i just wanted to help ><
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:icontoa-ignicus:
Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I realized that. Thanks anyway for your help. :) It's well appreciated.
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Flutterflyraptor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Great job on another color guide *kefkafloyd, I really love these:)
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Names-Tailz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you for this!

now when I find off color screenshots I can at least get the colors right!
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SeriousGoose Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thanks for doing these. I don't do "art" yet, but I'm hoping to get into it over the Summer and I can definitely appreciate the value of something like this.
You might get asked this a lot, but what's with texture on the images? Doesn't that make it more difficult to use the color picker, or is it one of those things that you either get exactly the right color or something that's obviously wrong and you can just try again?
Thanks again, love these and also your journal analyses .
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kefkafloyd Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are probably viewing the PDF via Google Docs PDF viewer, which unfortunately uses very low bit depth to render, forcing a dithering of the colors. This comes up in Chrome and Safari. If you use a different browser, you will see either Adobe Acrobat plugin or the PNG preview file. Yes, it makes things more difficult.

If you download the PDF file (or use a browser other than Chrome or Safari) you will be able to import the PDF into, say, Photoshop and then eyedrop the colors. Or you can just type the provided hex values into your program of choice.
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SeriousGoose Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
That was it. The Google Docs preview thing in Chrome on Ubuntu has an almost sandstone like texture to it. Downloaded copy is nice and smooth. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Danteandwesker Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Just want to say safari is fine, but im running an older model so it may be different on safari 9 :')
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:iconkimitsu-desu:
kimitsu-desu Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
#B689C8 is obviously a mistake...
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's right, it should be #F3B6CF. I'll have this fixed later today.
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do-it-yourself Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I don't know how to use that overprint preview on Illustrator. The only thing I know is that when I save my vector as png the colours look darker than the ones I chose. I don't know what to do
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Are you using Save for Web or doing Export to PNG? It makes a difference.
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:icondo-it-yourself:
do-it-yourself Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
y used export to png, ill try the other one to see the difference
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grinch7787 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I hope I can find clothes this color (body fill)
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Vumbre Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Color Guides are amazing but, in this one (i don't want to sound rude) the Eye color seems a little off to me. Other than that its perfect! ^ ^
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kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
The color in this guide was taken directly from official art. If it looks off, it's their fault! :V

(really though, the show probably uses a slightly different optimized for NTSC color palette than the print-oriented official artwork, and that's probably what you're seeing.)
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Vumbre Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Ok. ^ ^"
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:iconrenaman:
Renaman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just so incredibly wonderful, I don't even know what to say!
Oh wait, I do.
This is so useful, thank you very much!
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:iconlern2surture:
lern2surture Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
you saved my life

thrice c:
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Chessie2003 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Pinkie Pie: A Reference Guide
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:iconmogasaki:
Mogasaki Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is really useful, thank you for making all these!
Are you also going to do one for Sweetie Bell?
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