Colour Wheel• Newton Wheel• Red,Yellow, Green• Blended for hues • add whites (tint) • or black (shade)
Color Jack Texthttp://www.bit.ly/colorjack
Tip: Industry Palettes• Find industry photograph• Extract main colours
Tip: Mood Palettes• Find mood photograph• Extract main colours
DeGraeve Extractor http://www.bit.ly/degraeve
Assembling a Palette• Select 3 to 5 colours from colour wheel• Also select a neutral and highlight colour• Experiment with tint and shade• Contrast is important• Consider the colour blind• Consider cultural implications
Colour Blind• 1 in 12 people• Resources exist which can model colour blindness.• http://www.wearecolorblind.com
Use Colour Sparingly• It is easy to emphasise something on unobtrusive colours.• On glaring colours it is difﬁcult to emphasise something.
Technical Limitations?• Not so much of a problem on modern consoles.• On underpowered or web based games, may need to use 256 colour palettes.• Can use same bitmap with different palette to get team colours.• Work with a programmer!