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PANTONE Colors

Post by videofan9864 on Sat May 08, 2010 10:46 am

Just a suggestion for the color scheme, instead of telling people to make a color darker or lighter etc why don't we use Pantone colors? I mean example the Red color we use Pantone 199C. The lead people in charge of the colors will tell the others a specific pantone color for consistency.

For anyone not familiar with what a Pantone (I'm not too familiar myself) but its available at Photoshop CS3 and I think also available on other advanced color programs. When you click at the option to click colors you choose color library on the right side of the box.

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Re: PANTONE Colors

Post by Passerby Boy on Sat May 08, 2010 12:24 pm

So, basically there is a number for all of the different shades? In that case it would be used to make sure everyone is using the same color? Is that basically what you're saying?

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Re: PANTONE Colors

Post by videofan9864 on Sat May 08, 2010 6:40 pm

Passerby Boy wrote:So, basically there is a number for all of the different shades? In that case it would be used to make sure everyone is using the same color? Is that basically what you're saying?

Yes that's pretty much it. Like these pics example
http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/VideoFan9864/?action=view&current=Pantone1.jpg

http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/VideoFan9864/?action=view&current=Pantone2.jpg

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Re: PANTONE Colors

Post by Marley on Sun May 09, 2010 1:15 pm

Wouldn't sharing the color's hex code do the same thing more efficiently? Considering it's standard and every coloring program on the face of the earth can use them (I don't imagine there are any that can't; I think MS Paint even can, but if not I know you can input values for RGB, which is the same principle, except that hex codes are in base 16).
That's what I always assumed the coloring and shading teams would do, anyway.

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Re: PANTONE Colors

Post by wildweathel on Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:11 pm

Pantone is a print media standard, so it'd be a great choice if we were printing something. Wink

For digital video there are two standards for what color goes with what hex code:

sRGB -- Web video.
Rec 709 -- DVD/BluRay

(Just use sRGB for now)

In practice, though, the difference is insignificant compared to wild misconfiguration/manufacturing variation between consumer displays and no one notices that much. Those who do care have ICC profiles for their monitors.

Those who don't should at least set the color temperature to 6500K. Every time I see a monitor at 9200 it makes me want to kill a kitten. (The blue, the blue!)


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