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malcolm
08-30-2011, 09:16 PM
I've done a couple internet searches, the names vary. Any suggestions?

TeriyakiStyle
08-30-2011, 10:29 PM
I'm not sure what you're asking for Malcolm. I found quite a few different color wheels as I'm sure you did. What do you need out of it exactly?

pior
08-30-2011, 10:47 PM
Well color space is pretty complex - you wont be able to fit all these
http://www.dickblick.com/products/copic-original-markers/
or these
http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-colored-pencils/
on a regular wheel... Not to mention that names vary from one brand to another.

I think the closer you'll get is something like this :
http://www.letraset.com/images/triainfo/Tria-Tech-4.jpg

TeriyakiStyle
08-31-2011, 01:30 AM
after piors note, I found this page:

http://www.letraset.com/shopcontent.asp?type=Tria-ColourSpace

Some downloadable goodies and some interesting notes to be had.

malcolm
08-31-2011, 11:22 AM
Okay, so the best one I found was this. I'm looking for an rgb additive wheel, not the painter wheel. This one is perfect, but the colours names are a bit whack. Is yellow-green really a colour? And is that blue really cobalt blue? Is there an exact version with universal colour names of this wheel anywhere online? Even the link pior posted the cobalt blue as a completely different shade of blue from this wheel. Is there a master index somewhere online with names, I could just build my own wheel if I was sure the names were correct and it listed the photoshop html colour codes.

http://urlnextdoor.com/content-include-images/web1/color_wheel_screen.jpg

TeriyakiStyle
08-31-2011, 11:45 AM
I think I would abandon naming convention all together if precision is what you're after. Naming is very subjective and every system, brand, etc. might give a different name for a very similar color. (A red oxide might be anothers Brick Red). If you want names I say pick a system you like, like Pantone and adhere to that only.

The RGB color model, and codes. Or what I prefer HSL color codes work pretty well when you get used to them.

"Red Oxide"/"Brick"/"Red Clay"/ect. = R934 = Red 9, Saturation 3, Luminance 4

But if you need to name them like you're saying... adopt a system or make your own names and stick to them in whatever process. Your Cobalt Blue will always be your Cobalt Blue.

Hope that helps.

TeriyakiStyle
08-31-2011, 12:59 PM
http://www.december.com/html/spec/color.html

This might help you arrive at the Html Hex values you need. And there's names too but remember they are all subjective :)

I made this to illustrate a couple of things but the hex values are there and the names in quotes since they are subjective.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6101218556_b438498229_o.jpg

TMI probably but my mind wanders.

malcolm
08-31-2011, 02:23 PM
TeriyakiStyle yeah that is what I'm looking for. I assumed there would be some standard naming convention for colours by this point in the history of the world. For example I could interpret your cobalt as royal blue and violet as purple.

equil
08-31-2011, 03:25 PM
There isn't any standard (Or rather, there's a million different ones). Just look at how different people define green and blue. It's really cultural and contextual. Some clarification on what you want this for would be useful.
The only time I can think of where you definitely need specific names or palettes are when you're working with a printing company, in which case pantone is a pretty widespread standard. The formula guides are quite expensive though.

TeriyakiStyle
08-31-2011, 05:17 PM
TeriyakiStyle yeah that is what I'm looking for. I assumed there would be some standard naming convention for colours by this point in the history of the world. For example I could interpret your cobalt as royal blue and violet as purple.

If anything it's worse with time :) Everyone's system is the "best" system for color interpretation. Good news is any digital color breaks down to the hex values eventually. I don't see that changing anytime soon.

malcolm
08-31-2011, 06:43 PM
I've made my own colour wheel. I'll post it tomorrow if anyone wants to use it.

TeriyakiStyle
08-31-2011, 06:57 PM
yeah why not, I want.

malcolm
08-31-2011, 10:20 PM
Here's what I came up with. Feel free to edit it to your liking all the layers are there.

http://www.malcolm341.com/misc/colour_wheel_additive.psd

TeriyakiStyle
09-01-2011, 02:06 AM
aww, you sure you don't want to make up some fancier names? Prussian sunrise? Phoenix Red? Kidding, I see what you were going for now.