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So I'm still a bit rusty on getting the colors correct for aircraft liveries as before I would simply use some scale model references and sample the colors from it. Recently I started work on a Standard USAF livery for my skins and started using the official template for the base color. I then discovered a website that would give me the hex code for most federal standard colors.

 

 

https://encycolorpedia.com/

 

 

I decided to use this to plug these into Photoshop for what I hoped would be more accurate colors, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

 

 

This is the livery using the DCS Default colors.

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This the livery using the Federal Standard converted into the Hex Code.

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Seems a little washed out to me, thoughts?

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It looks purple. I used the FS code before but the color was weird. So How about take color from real picture? I was took a high-res photo from the USAF af.mill and chose a color that is not affected by sunlight. And manually matched it

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It might be just a degree or two purple, but more importantly, the ED version looks as if it’s got just a little more contrast in play and the panel lines all look just a bit darker. By comparison, yours looks a little flat overall.

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It turns out the codes given by that site don't match up well with FS numbers. I've got some good photos so that sounds like a more fool proof way to get the color match I'm looking for.

 

Thanks for the input!

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Experience? A little...

DCS: A-10C, F-14A/B, F/A-18C & F-16C

USAF: A-10, F-16 & B-52

LM: F-22, C-130J & C-5M

 

Formally Known As: wpnssgt (google it :smilewink: )

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