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Rarity Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Rarity 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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Redfiend Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Thanks for this
trixiesshow Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the color guide. Standard procedure, I gave you credit.
AlbinoFluttershy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
On some of Hasbro's vectors of Rarity, the incidental palette (mainly Mouth and Tongue colors) are swapped from the usual burgundy and orange to a different magenta and pink, which I do believe is a mistake that they made.
Jooakim Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
u missed a "#" at her body fill ;) :P
Strabatz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I love you so much for this!


ArcanianArcher Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does anyone know where I could find the colours for her horn's glow?
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Rarity's horn glow is the same color as her cutie mark, the light blue.
ArcanianArcher Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RainbowDashMLP8 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Artist
Her outline's not white, her body is pure white
better get that updated
Sapphire-Pony Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
If Rarity's body was white, her eyes would blend in with her color and things would look weird. If you take colors from screenshots from the show, she is actually about this shade of grey listed on this guide.
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