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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.
Some colors do not reproduce well when used in print, and in some cases Hasbro/DHX has different palettes. The "digital" palette is derived from flash assets, while the "print" palette is derived from printed assets.
#0099FF is 00, 99 and FF when split up.
00 = 0,
99 = 153,
FF = 255.
Therefore, #0099FF in decimal RGB = 0, 153, 255.
Hex is generally easier as you can represent it in string form without the need for delimiters, and it's shorter to write overall.
She'll have a 2.0 guide with digital and print versions soon enough.
anyway maybe they're contacts, but just look at RD
So my theory is that her red eyes must be from some colored contact lenses while her eyes are originally magenta. Well, maybe she doesn't want to stand out so much to other people looking to date with her. I think.
also, there sure is a lot of shit going on about Scratch's eye-colors, eh? = P
I personally prefer to just put her shades on and be done with it
All I want is for an "Alt" set of colors for Vinyl's eyes, for people who want their vector to have the fanon red color.
If you really don't want to do that, then I.. I guess making up a color will have to suffice...
Awesome color guide by the way, gradient components and everything .
My advice is to import the PDF into Photoshop then use the eyedropper to read the color from the swatch.
Keep up the good work! We all appreciate the effort you put into these.