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bullet Topic: 16 Color Contest CLOSED!
    Posted: 03 September 2010 at 10:14am
This contest is open to everyone and is quite simple. Submit your ultimate 16 color unique + original color palette.

These palettes are not to be considered art so no adding to your galleries. This palette will be used to launch a new PJ project on Sept, 12 so if you make 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.

*Its best to assume that other's may use your palette so by entering you are giving permission to all.

Why bother entering? Well we have these 'spiffy' trophies + points which are rare and will look great in your profile. Look how beautiful they are :)
+1000 Pts-1st Place+500 Pts-2nd Place +250 Points-3rd Place+100 Pts-Honorable Mention

*only 1 honorable mention will be given for this contest but its the best looking one so trying to get that one is a mini-goal on its own

Judging will be held by your PJ Mods - Pie, cure, Hatch, ska, B.O.B. and jal (You may comment on your fave palettes and sway the vote)

Winning palettes will be picked on the basis of how it would work on the project theme, which will be kept a mystery for this contest to participants. A unique + original palette is the goal but a well balanced palette is important too.

Use this template for your submission.
You must name the HEX values and NO black - 000000 or white - FFFFFF
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Post your entry on this thread!!!
Contest closes next Friday, September 10, 2010. (CLOSED)

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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 12:30pm
Here's mine!




We need to post something made with the pallet?
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 12:37pm

Also, in an attempt to sway the vote, and because I was bored :

(I realize I don't have to post artwork, but I didn't see anything that said I couldn't...)

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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 12:40pm
No! just the palettes alone.

Can Jinn even enter, didn't see an issue or loophole this early

Well these will be special contest trophies from now on so I suppose its cool...we can't ban Jinn from contests...entry approved.
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 1:13pm
May we use a palette we've already used for any of our pieces?
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 1:17pm
I suppose so. We only ask for unique + original that may be used for others.



hehe


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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 2:22pm
Small question: How exactly does one find the HEX value in MSPaint?
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 2:30pm
You download Photoshop on piratebay.

And sounds fun... I should give it a try.
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 2:56pm
Actually, nevermind. I'll just use jal's image spec doohicky, it gives out HEX values. Hoorah! 

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Oh snap, I've encountered a small teeny little problem. The image checker does say what the HEX values are, but not in the order that I used them in. I have to play a bit of 'pin the tail on the donkey' here. Is it going to be a problem if I accidentally pin the wrong HEX on the wrong color?
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 3:14pm
http://www.javascripter.net/faq/rgbtohex.htm

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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 3:19pm
Originally posted by greenraven

Small question: How exactly does one find the HEX value in MSPaint?


Pixel whatever 16 colors look good then run it thru the PJchecker in my siggy and take screen or write them down ---old school baby!
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 3:28pm
I have a BMP2Hex program I wrote a while back if anyone wants to use that.

http://bazosoft.dyndns.org/yow/BMP2Hex.exe

Just drag and drop a BMP image onto the program and it will show you the unique colours in the image, with their hex values along-side.

Note: Might crash if its not a BMP.


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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 3:39pm
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 3:51pm
Well this is a sample of Jinn's in the checker. It shows HEX on the color itself. What donkey are you trying to pin?

@shampoop, any chance you can use the template? No biggie... I'm just afraid of everyone going wild with variations and then trying to sort it all out.


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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 4:00pm
Well this took slightly longer then expected. Made the palette in paint, uploaded it to tinypic, ran it through jal's thingy, copy/pasted a screenshot of the results back into paint and matched up the colors and wrote out the HEX.

Anyway...

I call it "The Radioactive Glowing Neon Vomit" palette.




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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 4:02pm
I was playing around with my pallete, it was pretty fun!
Is there anywhere I can show what I made besides my gallery?

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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 4:04pm
Jinn, show it here if you like to, ev149 did it.
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 4:07pm
Not a big thing... Just to test.



I didn't use all the colors tho.


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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 4:22pm
Mine:




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A palette!
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 8:08pm
Originally posted by jalonso

No! just the palettes alone.

Can Jinn even enter, didn't see an issue or loophole this early

Well these will be special contest trophies from now on so I suppose its cool...we can't ban Jinn from contests...entry approved.


Can we post sample images, just of how the palette could be ramped in different directions with blobs of color?
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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 8:28pm
why not, I made one too


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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by Setzer

Originally posted by jalonso

No! just the palettes alone.

Can Jinn even enter, didn't see an issue or loophole this early

Well these will be special contest trophies from now on so I suppose its cool...we can't ban Jinn from contests...entry approved.


Can we post sample images, just of how the palette could be ramped in different directions with blobs of color?


setz, The main reason we even made this into a contest is precisely for y'alls to design a palette with as little limitations as possible. If you show the possible ramp possibilities you'll just be robbing those who end up using the winning palette for this mystery project from thinking about color in pixelart. Especially how to extend and force limited palettes to its limit.
All colors are beautiful there isn't really a bad palette, the winner will be the one that shows the most range of possibilities and the most interactive and flexible and extendable one. You don't need to show us either THAT IS what we're looking for. Good palette development is a good skill to have.
You get the idea!

EDIT: The only risk everyone will have is what the theme for the project is. If its an underwater theme and your palette has no blues or greys then you might not do that well, ya noes. Even if the theme is an underwater one the winner could be a palette that has no blues if the palette lends itself to suggest water. Here lies the challenge for all.


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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 9:53pm
Here is mine



updated since old image became unavailable :\

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bullet Posted: 03 September 2010 at 11:28pm
here is my attempt


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heres mine

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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 2:34am
No idea what the project will consist of, but trying to keep it as scientific as I possibly can. With dithering, I get a lot of color variety and without it I get a good AA depth with cool/warm dark/light colors. Gives a good result in animated sprites so far.



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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 2:52am


mine!
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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 3:42am
Stetson-Harrison optimized:


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I love this pelette lottery :D
If I had to submit just one palette I choose the first one...

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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 4:20am
I call it 'colours I quite enjoy'
it's interesting how they turned out sort of autumnal
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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 4:40am
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Setzer

Originally posted by jalonso

No! just the palettes alone.

Can Jinn even enter, didn't see an issue or loophole this early

Well these will be special contest trophies from now on so I suppose its cool...we can't ban Jinn from contests...entry approved.


Can we post sample images, just of how the palette could be ramped in different directions with blobs of color?


setz, The main reason we even made this into a contest is precisely for y'alls to design a palette with as little limitations as possible. If you show the possible ramp possibilities you'll just be robbing those who end up using the winning palette for this mystery project from thinking about color in pixelart. Especially how to extend and force limited palettes to its limit.
All colors are beautiful there isn't really a bad palette, the winner will be the one that shows the most range of possibilities and the most interactive and flexible and extendable one. You don't need to show us either THAT IS what we're looking for. Good palette development is a good skill to have.
You get the idea!

EDIT: The only risk everyone will have is what the theme for the project is. If its an underwater theme and your palette has no blues or greys then you might not do that well, ya noes. Even if the theme is an underwater one the winner could be a palette that has no blues if the palette lends itself to suggest water. Here lies the challenge for all.


Alright, this is making a lot more sense now, thanks. I may or not throw something together for this.

Edit: Does this mean if we pixel something to test out the palette and make adjustments, we should keep it a secret until after this comp/whatever is over?


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I'm not sure if I should post this or not as this is basically just a subset of
http://nedbatchelder.com/text/hexcolors.html

But those little numbers in the template just needed to be used for 6 letter words
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I'm not sure if I should post this or not as this is basically just a subset of
http://nedbatchelder.com/text/hexcolors.html

But those little numbers in the template just needed to be used for 6 letter words


That is brilliant and awesome!
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Here's my palette, specially selected from an ongoing pixel project.

For the curious, it's an entire set of Touhou-themed illustrations.
And the extra curious, all colors are based off the RGB transcribed version of the (less than) 56-color NES palette.
An NES Touhou Project project. How original.

This project used a kit of may 3-color palettes, so here is a selection specially for this event. Lots of gray to cheat around.

Partly inspired by my Copic set. In fact, the NES palette reminds me of Copic markers. It could have been inspired by those deeply saturated markers. Wait, how long has Copic been in market?

Extra points for those who correctly guess which Touhou the above palette came from.

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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 1:17pm


did i do that right?
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This palette is based on the wonderful effect called cross processing (or xpro) that is "the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film".

If you want to know more about this great processing method you can always check the wiki AND if you want to see some examples of xpro, you can check out my gf's photostream @ flickr.

Also, this may help to view the palette in a different way: alternative view

Great contest, have fun guys :)
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@asukicco, that's great stuff.
Always something new to learn in colors...will it ever end.

@ All, Some of these are so great we may have to turn a few into weekly challenges...mhmmm. Maybe 2nd and 3rd place could be challenges in the coming weeks/months. Anyone object to that, please say so?
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bullet Posted: 04 September 2010 at 1:39pm
Presenting: Dr D's Global 16 Color Palette!



Believe it or not, a lot of work went into this palette, I actually did my research. There should be a color for just about everything. Lots of ramps.

The red is a bit stark, but I feel it can be used better that way.

Hope someone uses this. :)


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I object!

Wait, no I don't. I don't think anyone in their right mind would object. They're just palettes, it's not like line-art or anything. And even line-art is a bit of a gray area when it comes to 'public use'.

And looking at all the palettes submitted so far, mine is the most single-mindedly ruthless and least versatile. It will either hit the bullseye of this 'mystery project' or miss the ballpark by a few hundred miles.

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Originally posted by Dr D

Believe it or not, a lot of work went into this palette, I actually did my research. There should be a color for just about everything.
The red is a bit stark, but I feel it can be used better that way.


Not only do I believe it, I respect, admire and can see your palette is more than it appears without my own research just by looking at it, kudos my friend

@green, I say that because PJ has its share of 'doller' types and they WILL jump out of your screen and beat you if you even as much as think of touching the colors they created and forever own. You have obviously never dealt with an angry doller.*

*Of course, a doller wouldn't read the rule that say its for sharing cuz they see everything too rosy... btw, I like dollers, I just fear them and their wrath


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Hello my friends, this is a palette of 2 of my favorite ( by myself ) palettes. Believe it or not, but it's useful.
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I made another one


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edit; before i've put absolute black --

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