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The un-official FAQ - A group for sharing information about the COLOURlovers - tips and tricks, instructions, questions and answers of all kinds. If you dont know where to start, look in the "index" conversation.

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About colors - gradient & Hex codes


On this page:
>> About gradients
>> About HEX CODES
>> Links

>> BACK TO INDEX of TUTORIALS


Links for myself: template - template tag - 1 lover - IF

How do people make gradient palettes like this?


White_Beach_[RC]

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I have been asked: How does everybody make gradients?

I think the point is to personalise a 'direct' mathematical gradient - if you use a tool , it won't be as as as... personal. - I think

Mathematical gradients generally make a curve in the color wheel - if you make one and click on each color, one after the other, (remember where the points are- approx. ) and imagine joining the points, it makes a curve.

Here compare these - open the link and click on each color looking at the color wheel
>> mathematical gradient made with the color blender

These below weren't made using a tool
>> not mathematical
This is an old palette of mine - you can see it's a little brighter than the other one - and I think that's what makes a big difference! ^^'


>> This one isn't mathematical but it makes a very gentle curve

>> This one doesn't make a curve





CONCLUSION: Don't think, don't use a tool - just do it! :D

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COLOUR HEX CODES


Hex codes are useful to copy a color as simple text.

Hex codes, or Web colors are colors used in designing web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colors. Hexadecimal color codes begin with a hash (#)
Wikipedia


Hex codes are often used because unlike RGB or HSV, they can be copy-pasted in one block

Hex codes can be found above any colour wheel
This screenshot made to explain HSV also shows HEX A3A58D - it's in the very first input area



Example for this color:
Maypole_Dance

The Hex codes for the above colour can be found:

Below the color name

On palette pages:

On color pages:


and also in the page title & link of color pages:


which means - you can browse color pages by manually typing the hexcode in the URL (the name is not important)




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