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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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Skaera 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 Feb 28, 2013
thank you!
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SaLuVi 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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:iconwyxxs:
Very helpful.Thank you very much!
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Thrangisthered 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 Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials help me more and more every day. thanks a bunch. :clap: ^u^
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:iconzawung:
thx finaly i hacket "the lab"
ps: is this legal?
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:iconentropiccycles:
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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:iconkamui85:
Very informative, thank you.
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kyle-culver Oct 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
very useful! Thank you!
(just tweeted it. hah)
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