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LAB Color Mixing and You by fox-orian LAB Color Mixing and You by fox-orian
Unlike Perspective & Composition Part 3, however, here is a real tutorial today.

Ever wonder what LAB color sliders were in Photoshop? Here's a little bit of enlightenment to help you figure out what the hell they do.

A note about this tutorial: This is MIXING COLOR with LAB Sliders -- NOT speaking about the LAB Color Space which your open document can be converted to. You need special monitors that can show LAB color space -- something more useful to professional photographers. With LAB Sliders, you can use RGB and CMYK color space, both work just fine since we're using this for the purposes of choosing colors for painting/coloring -- NOT color correction.

Also: Adoption of the new "ORIANART" name. I believe I'm leaving the name Plastic Shards behind, soon.
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Catrojan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question! When do we know which type of shadow to use? 
In your example. It's a warm light with warm shadow on the walls. ( unless I mistaken white for a warm light instead if a cool light) when does cool shadow come into play? 
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Skaera Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure why I just started trying this two years after seeing this initially, but IT IS FUCKIN MAGIC. THANK YOU. SO MUCH.
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Himmels-W Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
thank you!
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SaLuVi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I, personally, never liked the RGB sliders. I tried using Lab and felt confused so I developed around the HSB sliders. Thank for sharing this. I will give Lab another shot now that I understand it better and with the use of HSB the possibilities are endless =D
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wyxxs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Very helpful.Thank you very much!
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Thrangisthered Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never really looked at the LAB setting before, but wow. It seems like a great deal of untapped potential and actually helps puts some color theory concepts into perspective. Thanks for this. :)
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Freedom-the-batxD Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials help me more and more every day. thanks a bunch. :clap: ^u^
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zawung Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
thx finaly i hacket "the lab"
ps: is this legal?
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entropiCCycles Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks for the information!
I'll admit, I'm more interested in the CIE Lab color space because some papers in the Cognitive Sciences literature report stimuli colors in Lab coordinates for some experiments. Although this wasn't exactly geared towards someone with my interests, your explanation did give me some new insights into the Lab color space. Thank you very much for that!
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Kamui85 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Very informative, thank you.
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