For My Mom, Always
- Brooklyn, NY
- I Renown I
- Image stolen from Kyle and then edited. Thank you, Kyle.
The following has been borrowed from eek5's thread tutorial on the many tips and tricks within Forza's livery editor:
Getting accurate colors
We're done right?
One of the things with creating logos is that you can lay down all the shapes you want but things sort of fall apart when your colors aren't accurate so we'll go a step further and try to get a bit more authenticity. Luckily, since FM3, we are able to fine tune our colors to get exactly what we want.
Color dropper in photoshop. The values we're looking for are the HSB values in the top left (hue, saturation, brightness)
You'll need to use photoshop or another color selector tool and your original source image. You'll notice that the hue value is in degrees (0-360) while Forza uses 0-1.00. To convert basically divide the photoshop hue value by 360. For the example above you'd use 32/360 = 0.089.
Inputting our eyedropped values. That looks better
adjusted red value. See how different the default color was to our fine tuned?
You can find the entire thread here
Now to take this one step further and get accurate manufacturer body color swatches, and while FM lacks the variety of color densities seen in GT5 it's main advantage is exactly this - being able to create (or modify) colors at any given point. For free. With that said let's get things moving, shall we?
It should be noted beforehand that while the calculations involved are effective, they are not going to be 100% precise. You will have to adjust the ranges as necessary until you've acquired the desired color and/or effect - a bit of trial and error if you prefer. You can also take the colors available directly in the game and translate them here, however, it's imperative that it's listed under the name of the color... or at least the closest you can find according to the year of the vehicle.
L (Left): The foremost first click.
M (Middle): The foremost middle click.
R (Right): The foremost last click before advancing to the next number.
Color Creation Worksheet
(Current Color Count: 202)
These are the first few colors I'll be updating and of course you all are free to contribute as well. These will eventually be comprised into a spreadsheet for ease of use. If one of you wants to jump the gun and get that rolling now then, again, feel free.