An introduction to choosing colors in game VFX

Video game effects are often remarkable for their intense explosions of color and bright, magical appearances. Trying to find that perfect combination of colors for your own effects can be difficult.

We’ve taken the game FX design pipeline and broken down color into four major tips that you can use to help give your effects extra pop and cohesion.

It might feel a little counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to make sure your colors will pop in the long run is actually to start with what might be colloquially considered to be “no color” (ie. grayscale).

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