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on: March 04, 2014, 06:19:32 AM
I still don't understand how to use the colorbuster. I put the cut out square on my reference picture.Then I find\match my color with the slider. After I found my color and marked it, how do I know which colors I must mix to get exactly the same marked color?For example I get a color that I don't know how to mix. How do you decide which colors to use to get that color?
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Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 08:24:34 PM
once you have marked your colour, move the slider away again.
You can now see which colours it is made up of, for example :

lets say this is the colour you are trying to match.

You can now see that the main colours to either side of your marked colour is yellow and orange.
You can also see that the "base" colour is an orange:

Your colour is closer to yellow than orange so that is the main colour.
You then add a touch of orange to it and test the colour by placing some on the slider and finding it on the matching area. You may then end up say here (blue dot):

You can now see that you need to add a touch more orange to move the dot to the right.
You also need to add some of the opposite colour as the colour you need is below the center line
So you would add a touch of blue

Recheck and fine tune from there until your colour is close, then move up to the tonal blocks and use your colour mixing rules to match the final tone and hue