Author Topic: Proof that the Commodre 64 palette is far superior to the Amstrad CPC.  (Read 8513 times)

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Offline MacDeath

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good question, is there even an application to product some diaporama disks ? with possible inclusion of things with tricks or browser options ?

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Wish they would try more often at Pixel joint...



Amstrad CPC mockup @ PixelJoint.com


Amazing use of colours here, good separation of different aspects (blue background and leafy decoration (1 shared colour, dark on leaves, highlight on background, works very well)), and the red/greenred/orange/yellow colour ramp. Probably the foreground grass-on-rocks shouldn't be there as it confuses the leafy decoration you can walk in front of with the solid rock, but it's definitely not a big issue. Also the best plum gfx on the CPC so far.

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love the use of the "cold green" gradiant, with dark cyan and sea green... this reflects the blue of the background onto the foliage. That's how you use the hybrid colours...

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Hello Everyone :)


I thought I would share another technique that might be useful in generating dither automatically with fixed colour palettes in Mode 0 (16) or Mode 1 (4).


Rediscovered a very interesting Photoshop file that has different effects layers that basically converted any greyscale image into 4 or 16 colours depending on the mode your using.


Firstly go visit Dan Fesslers blog on HD Index Patterns it will better explain the concept.





The example Gradient Maps for Mode 0 (16 colours) and Mode 1 (4 colours)






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One last test.


Mode 1, (4 colours)  This photoshop file is based off Dan's Photoshop file but I have edited the gradient ramp. 
If you use Photoshop use the greyscale gradient at the top of the page to draw/shade with and it will automatically create the dithered pattern in realtime.


I haven't found (yet) a better dither layer than what Dan has come up with, but if you do you would have potentially more dither patterns.




For anyone who would like to try this, here is the Photoshop file.



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This is extremely interesting! I will shortly have a look a it, thank you!!  :D :D

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I'm not trained enough to see the differences, but I love the result :)