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Twilight Sparkle Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Twilight Sparkle Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd

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New and improved!

All of the color guides are getting a revamp, and Twilight is the first to go. 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 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this was really helpful. I credited you!
KrustyKunt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
The small circles next to the hex codes don't have the colours the hex codes say (at least, according to inkscape), and the colour for shadow outlines (like, the one right in the image on Twilight's right hind leg.) isn't defined either.
Thanks though, still helpful.
I-B-M Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
waiting for queen Chrysalis :D
Anesther Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Are there any specific programs that work with this better--like PhotoShop and the like? My brother is curious since he's branching out how to do things.

I really enjoy looking at this in-depth guide--it's useful to have the certain colors since it's kind of hard at times figuring out which ones are suitable. Thanks for this. :D
jimtle12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Excuse me, what what color is the wings?

kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
The same as the rest of her.
TH0RLEIF Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Oy, thank you very much for this!
I'll make sure to mention you in the credits of my work when I release it.
xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need serious help. How do I use this as a color guide in MS paint? I can't get the file, just the text document =( I don't really understand the description too well...^^;
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your browser should save a PDF, or you can just type the equivalents into the color picker into MS paint.
xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It did, but I saved it, and it opens up in Adobe Reader. Is that supposed to happen?
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