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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Topic: 19 Color Palette Comp
    Posted: 11 August 2021 at 9:40am

Pixeljoint is holding another palette competition which is open to everyone and is quite simple.
Submit your 19 color unique + original color palette.
The winning palette will be used in PJs next Isometric collab: CarnISOl - which is about amusement park, zoo and circus. Other award winning palettes may also be used in other events and challenges.

Add a rare trophy to your profile.

Competition closes in 2 weeks, August 25, 2021. (CLOSED)

- The winning palette will be used on PJs next ISOcollab project. If you submit a palette you acknowledge that it will be used by others for the purpose of this project and credit may not be posted by participants if they submit their project piece to their gallery but you will get overall credit for it. These palettes are not to be considered art so please do not submit to your galleries without an artwork. It's best to assume that others may use your palette beyond this project. By entering you are giving permission to others to use.


- Win a spiffy trophy + points which are rare and will look great in your profile.
+1000 Pts+500 Pts +250 Pts+100 Pts-HM*

* multiple honorable mentions may be awarded.

- Judges are your PJ Mods and select invited PJ members.

- Palettes will be judged on the basis of how it would work on the project theme, which is Carnival. Multi-purpose palettes always have a better chance.

- You may enter more than once but quality is better than quantity.

- Posting works using your palette on this thread is a very good way to show how your palette is supposed to work. You can post your original or existing works or other people's work, even pieces from old ISO collabs recolored by your palette.

- A unique + original palette is the goal but a well balanced palette is very important even if your entry is monochromatic.

- Use this template for your submission.

- While not mandatory, it would be cool to give your palette a name.

You must name the HEX values and NO black - 000000 or white - FFFFFF

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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 11 August 2021 at 9:40am
Submissions/Entry List
If you don't see your palette added to this post within 24 hours please contact a Mod or post a comment below.

gawrone
POLAROIDMEMO19


carnivore 19
 
Handsome19

DYSTOPIA19


Biome19

Coney Island

Magnifiso19
FESTIVE19

Blondel19
 
Jinn19

AMUZE-ISO19

 
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Quote gawrone Replybullet Posted: 11 August 2021 at 3:15pm
Ok, someone got to be first. Here goes:

POLAROIDMEMO19












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Quote b236 Replybullet Posted: 12 August 2021 at 6:30am
gawrone, how did you manage to be so fast? i spent few hours tweaking this stuff :D

carnivore 19

 


automatic conversion + some manual recolour:

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Quote gawrone Replybullet Posted: 12 August 2021 at 8:02am
It took me few hours of yesterday's evening too :)
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Quote Drea Replybullet Posted: 13 August 2021 at 11:47am
Handsome19


db analyzer:


palette applied to a few previous ISO collabs:


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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 14 August 2021 at 2:50am
Mind blowing stuff so far, will be tough for the jury.
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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 15 August 2021 at 3:43am
DYSTOPIA19





I wanted to make a palette that was 'out there', bright and fun to use (like a carnival or zoo), but also maintaining versatility and flexibility.



Here is the palette applied to two previous ISO collabs:






And here it is applied to the works of vierbit and Retronator respectively:




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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 15 August 2021 at 8:53am
A reminder: for anyone using GrafX2, there's a script in the Toolbox for automatically generating the palette-template (with all the hex-values).
Palette-->Special Ops-->To Brush-->[PalTable w/ Hex-values]
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Quote Christoballs Replybullet Posted: 17 August 2021 at 6:45am
BIOME19 palette:
Your script for the template is great btw DawnBringer :)

Analysis result:

Some conversions:


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Quote SeDiceBisonte Replybullet Posted: 18 August 2021 at 8:15am
Coney Island



Inspired by old posters for Coney Island.

Here's the analysis (is there a link to a full explanation of what this shows, by the way? As a colouring novice, there are a couple of things I don't understand e.g. the section to the left of the indexed palette and the brightness match):



Here are a few previous collabs in the palette:



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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 18 August 2021 at 12:59pm
The 4x3 Primary colors spectrum/gradients are...
1. (b65%) colormatched with 65% brightness weight
2. (b10%) colormatched With 10% brightness weight
3. 50% Saturation
4. 50% Lightness
(In all honesty, I usually don't pay much attention to these, at least not for smaller palettes).

The vertical Brightness-match diagram (bri-match) matches all levels of brightness (vertical) with increasing amount of brightness-matching (horizontal).
That is, as we move right we allow more and more saturated colors, as long as their brightness match.
This will let you now all the options in your palette for filling a gap in the brightness gradient.
The plots to the right of the diagram is every color's brightness level.

To explain this further:
Colormatching is normally done by colordistance (whatever that really is)...but the most important aspect of a color is its brightness. So by weighing in brightness with the colordistance the matching can find more useful (or perceptually accurate) colors

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Quote SeDiceBisonte Replybullet Posted: 18 August 2021 at 3:27pm
Thanks! That's made it a lot clearer, and I think it's also illuminated ways I could use the analysis to improve future palettes.

If I may ask one more question, what does the HLF row indicate? I think I've got everything else now.
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 18 August 2021 at 4:02pm
HLF simply stands for "Half Shades", which is a very important concept in palette design. You want every color in your palette to have at least one other color that could work as a believable shade/darker value (except the darkest one, ofcoz).

Half-shade is not as straightforward as just cutting rgb-values in half. Brightness is exponential in (computer) nature. So things need to be gamma-corrected. You may also have different contrasts in mind.

The first three rows uses gamma-correction of three different values {2.6, 1.9 & 1.3} to find a match...or even better; a selection of options.
The bottom row uses a different algorithm that focuses more on saturation and hue.

This is the part we are talking about:
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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 19 August 2021 at 2:30am
Thanks for breaking this down for less technically-inclined PJers! Helps to understand what we're producing huh
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Quote SeDiceBisonte Replybullet Posted: 19 August 2021 at 12:18pm
Thanks so much for taking the time to explain. I need to give GrafX2 a proper try so your scripts are to hand (and for lots of other reasons too).
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Quote Irenaart Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2021 at 4:29am
EDIT: Here is my entry, "Magnifiso19".


db_analysis:





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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2021 at 6:47am
@Irenaart: Take another look at that orange-brown...
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Quote Irenaart Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2021 at 8:42am
@DawnBringer; Ah, yeah, they are very close. I'll correct it when find some more time. Thanx!
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Quote Paperdomo101 Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2021 at 9:27am
Here's what I'm calling 'FESTIVE19'


For this one I tried to capture the vibe of a bright, fiery festival at night. I hope I succeeded!

Shading/color example

DawnBringer Analysis


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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2021 at 11:07am
Amazing stuff so far, last 3 days to enter!
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Quote cjlm123 Replybullet Posted: 22 August 2021 at 12:14pm
Blondel19


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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 24 August 2021 at 9:50pm
Jinn19:

(fixed the pure white)

Some redux examples and DB's Palette Analysis:



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Quote vrine Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2021 at 1:37am
Wow I love your palette Jinn! You might have to alter the white, I believe FFFFFF isn't allowed :(
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Quote Jinn Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2021 at 9:44am
Thank you! It should be fixed now
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2021 at 2:09pm
Last 10 hours!
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2021 at 3:22pm
So...I decided to play around. And got a good palette working pretty fast...actually it was excellent, almost magical...it would remap most pictures in a great way!

Then I realized the lack of a good bright gray is too limiting for isometrics...so I went berserk and butchered the whole thing!

It's not safe around children, and you probably don't want it to meet your mother...but it should do a decent job in an iso-collab!?

behold AMUZE-ISO19



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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 25 August 2021 at 4:09pm
That means the jury will be without you this time
From analyze screen everything seem smooth but I'm still curious about the previous one!
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2021 at 2:22am
Entries are closed, thank you for participating!
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Quote DawnBringer Replybullet Posted: 26 August 2021 at 9:09am
@Gecimen: Yeah, I might revisit it at some time and perhaps expand it into a 24 color palette or something.
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