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        <title>Color Palettes in Scribus (6a): Galaxy Color Harmonizer</title>
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<h2>Color Palettes in Scribus (6a): Galaxy Color Harmonizer</h2>
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<p>In addition to Scribus&rsquo;s built-in <a href="colorwheel.html">Color Wheel</a>, you can also use the <a href="color7a.html">Galaxy</a> Color Harmonizer to create color harmonies. The major difference between the Scribus Color Wheel and the Galaxy Color Harmonizer is the color model: RYB (Scribus) vs. CMYK (Galaxy).</p>
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<p>The Color Harmonizer doesn&rsquo;t work in software (yet), but is nevertheless easy to use. The first step is to <a href="color2.html">change the default palette</a> to &ldquo;Galaxy Color Harmonizer&rdquo; or to import the palette into an existing file:</p>
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<table width="100%"><tr><td align="center"><img src="images/galaxy_harmonizer1.png" align="center" title="Selecting the Color Harmonizer palette" alt="Selecting the Color Harmonizer palette"/></td></tr></table>
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<p>To create color harmonies, the low-resolution color wheel below may be sufficient, but if you need a reference of better quality, you can visit the <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/">Galaxy Gauge</a> website, where you can either download a high-resolution image of the color wheel or order a printed <a href="http://www.galaxygauge.com/p_col_cmp.html">Galaxy Color Map Pro</a> reference, which includes the color wheel.</p>
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<table width="100%"><tr><td align="center"><img src="images/galaxy_harmonizer2.png" align="center" title="The Galaxy Color Harmonizer" alt="The Galaxy Color Harmonizer"/></td></tr></table>
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<h3>How to Find Pleasing Color Combinations</h3>
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<p>There are several ways to find attractive color combinations.</p>
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      <td><b>Choose two colors within two or three sectors.</b><br>Make sure colors have enough contrast to avoid blending with each other.<br>Example: C100, C100/M50</td>
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      <td><b>Choose a four-color combination.</b><br>Start on any color and move around the circle, landig on every sixth color.<br>Example: M100/Y100, C50/Y100, C100, C50/M100</td>
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      <td><img src="images/CH_1.png" align="center"/></td>
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      <td><br><br><b>Choose two colors opposite of each other on the circle.</b><br>These are the color&rsquo;s <i>opposing</i> hues.<br>Example: M100, C100/Y100</td>
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      <td><br><br><b>Using prior methods, move toward the center of the circle, making color darker by adding black (K).</b><br>Example: C100/Y100/K25, M100/K25</td>
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      <td><img src="images/CH_2.png" align="center"/></td>
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      <td><br><br><b>Choose a color&rsquo;s related hue by moving either six spaces clockwise or six six spaces anti-clockwise.</b><br>Example: C50/M100, C100</td>
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      <td><br><br><b>Using prior methods, move toward center of circle, making colors lighter.</b><br>Example: C50, C50/Y25</td>
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      <td><br><br><b>Choose a 3-color combination.</b><br>Start on any color and move around the circle, landing on every eighth color.<br>Example: C50/M100, M50/Y100, C100/Y50</td>
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      <td><br><br><b>When using any of these methods, choose one color as a primary, and other color(s) as secondary or accent.</b></td>
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<p><b><i>Note: Ink pigmentation is not always perfect. The values in the Color Harmonizer are &lsquo;ideal&rsquo;, but sometimes slight variations may give more pleasing results.</i></b></p>
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<p align="right">&copy; 2013 Scientific Illustration Services Corp.</p>
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