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E'TAC Color Wheels

Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by Heliotropic, Nov 12, 2014.


  1. Heliotropic

    Heliotropic Needle-chuck Ninja

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    I happen to stumble on these color wheels for the E'TAC color systems.

    EFX system: http://www.etac-airbrush.com/pdf/EFX_Tint_Tone_Shade.pdf
    Private Stock system: http://www.etac-airbrush.com/pdf/PS_Tint_Tone_Shade.pdf
    Primary Color Mixing Index: http://www.etac-airbrush.com/pdf/ColorWheel.pdf
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    Heliotropic Needle-chuck Ninja

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    LOL. I was a little excited when I found them too. Wish they sold laminated copy's of them.
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    Wow! Thank you so much. I have printed them on photo paper and laminated them myself. They look fantastic and will be so useful, especially for us E'TAC users
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    It is an awesome find. I just don't understand the highlighted colours on the first two charts.

    EDT: Okay wait, I think I understand now. The colour straight out of the bottle is not a "clean" colour but already shaded.
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    I was thinking of doing that too, but I'm not too impressed with how my printer does color. Maybe I'll take the files to a copy shop and have it done there.

    Ah-ha! Good eye! I was staring at it trying to figure it out. Thanks.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    I wondered why the flesh did not have a shaded value then I realised it is a tinted colour, not a clean colour.
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    NICE!!!!! thanks for sharing!
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    It would be worth it to take the files to a printing place and have them make big copies and laminate them.
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    I just bookmarked them thanks
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    Awesome find Dennis. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    Just found this. Thanks
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    I have the Etac color wheels for shade, tint and tone and am having a little hard time understanding tint and tone. Are they set up to get lighter tints and tones by using the reducer base or by using white. Surely not white since that is opaque. I am trying to get an idea of how many drops of each different color to get the color I want and it sure is confusing for this old muddy brain.:confused::confused::confused: Maybe someone can try to explain a system you might use that I might could understand. I also want to convert the colors to other paints without going through a huge amount of paint just to find out if the mix is comparable to their chart
    Any advise on this would be appreciated. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thanks

    Richard
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    @RichardH, tint is indeed with white and tone is with grey, which is also opaque. There is no accurate colourwheels available anywhere. They are all just guides.

    Here's a little video to explain colour mixing.

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    Thanks AndreZA for the video. That helps a bunch. I used to own a photo color lab and it was setup to use cyan, magenta and yellow for printing. Mixing paint is really throwing me off on getting what I need. I know I'll eventually get the grips on mixing paint. I can get close to start but the tone and tint is throwing me off. I didn't think white was used to lighten instead of clear base but I have used grey to darken. I think I'll make a chart for myself that will show how many drops of each to get a certain color and hang it on the wall for reference.
    Thanks for taking the time to respond.:thumbsup:

    Richard
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    But white is not used to lighten, it is used to change the tone. White + next colour up on the wheel lightens.

    Here is the Munsell system.

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    Got it.:):thumbsup: Thanks. That makes a big difference with my thinking. I don't know why I have such a problem with this but it is a lot clearer now.

    Thanks a bunch for the time to help.

    Richard
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