6 June 2002 Method for simulating paint mixing on computer monitors
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Proceedings Volume 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.464690
Event: 9th Congress of the International Color Association, 2001, Rochester, NY, United States
Computer programs like Adobe Photoshop can generate a mixture of two 'computer' colors by using the Gradient control. However, the resulting colors diverge from the equivalent paint mixtures in both hue and value. This study examines why programs like Photoshop are unable to simulate paint or pigment mixtures, and offers a solution using Photoshops existing tools. The article discusses how a library of colors, simulating paint mixtures, is created from 13 artists' colors. The mixtures can be imported into Photoshop as a color swatch palette of 1248 colors and as 78 continuous or stepped gradient files, all accessed in a new software package, Chromafile.
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Ferdinand Carabott, Ferdinand Carabott, Garth Lewis, Garth Lewis, Simon Piehl, Simon Piehl, } "Method for simulating paint mixing on computer monitors", Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464690; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.464690

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