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April 12, 2013
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Gamut Mask Tool For Photoshop by smilinweapon Gamut Mask Tool For Photoshop by smilinweapon
(Warning: Big File!)
I want to share with you this PSD I made after reading Color and Light by James Gurney. If you have read the book you already know what this is all about and why it is so important. If you haven't and you are struggling with picking good colors for your paintings, I highly recommend you spend a few minutes checking out the links I put at the bottom of this page. Special thanks to [link] for helping me make this. :) If for any reason you are confused on how to use this PSD. Send me a note or message me on Facebook.

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Check out James Gurney explains warm and cool gamut mapping Video From imaginefx: [link]

To learn more about gamut masking and James Gurney himself check out his amazing blog:

Gurney Journey: [link]

Gamut Masking Method: [link]

The concept of Gamut masking (and much more) is best explained in his book Color and Light: [link]
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I found this thanks to :iconlummage:'s youtube channel. Thanks a lot for making this, its incredibly beneficial.
Strawberries777 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And to think I just made a color wheel a week or two ago. This one is much better, and it has gamut masking!
So wonderful, thank you very much. :D
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
i watched the video but its kind profound... do you think u could expain it simply? what's the use for the mask ?
Atropolith Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
To put it simply, if you've looked at a good painting, it doesn't use every single color of the color wheel. And in color theory, you can use a very unsaturated color but make it look saturated nonetheless. Gamut mapping allows you to limit your colors so you can master them in this sense.
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
and when i download it it works in photoshop ? thanks a lot .. i'm trying to learn about color theory but its hard
Atropolith Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
This is a psd file so you have to open it in photoshop. It gives you a color wheel with masks that you can turn on and off. The point is to use colors within the geometrical shape(s) with the color picker. Color is probably one of the hardest subject in the fundamentals of art, so don't worry if you don't get it right very soon. Just remember to experiment and look at life or master paintings. And don't forget that it should be something fun and not a tedious task.
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
ok awesome thanks so much for sharing : )
u rock :D
AndersonM-Art Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey, thank you very much!
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Great job! Thank you a lot! :icongiveroseplz:
riverfox1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! Thanks for sharing it! :dalove:
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