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Smooth, Natural Recolors

by dancegurl1708 Posted 19th Jul 2007 at 3:55 AM - Updated 30th Sep 2009 at 2:11 AM by dancegurl1708
49 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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I loved this new mesh from Peggy, but I didn’t much care for the textures or colors. After reading some very helpful tutorials, I embarked on my first recoloring project. Yay! I made some slightly more natural colors, and played with the texture so it’s smoother, less shiny around the crown, and not so strange-looking. (In my mind, anyway.)

There are five hair colors for all ages toddler through adult, plus gray for elders. They are binned using Theo's Color Binning Tool. As you switch between colors, the mesh will not drop except for the light brown, which I had to bin separately.

Well, I hope you enjoy these recolors! Look out for more of these from me… Since I discovered how easy this recoloring business is, I might just be doing it more often!

The model is my own Tessa Mancini. Everything on her is the same except eyeliner, eyeshadow, and lipstick is by Bruno. The eye mask is by Peggy.

Thanks to:
-Peggy for the awesome mesh
-Faylen’s hair recoloring tutorial
-Theo’s color binning tool

If you like these, don’t just sit there! Hit the Thanks button!

Feel free to use these recolors in your creations at MTS2. Please don’t upload to the Exchange, and don’t ever let me catch this on a paysite! *grr*

And of course… enjoy!
Tags: #peggy, #natural, #smooth, #recolor, #hair, #updo, #elegant, #fancy

Hair Style:
      Natural Colours
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable
Bin Type:
      Young Adult

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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ALL recolors.rar

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Size: 160.4 KB · Downloads: 3,514 · 19th Jul 2007
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light brown.rar

Size: 160.6 KB · Downloads: 3,025 · 19th Jul 2007
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dark brown.rar

Size: 156.9 KB · Downloads: 3,977 · 19th Jul 2007
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Size: 141.3 KB · Downloads: 3,923 · 19th Jul 2007
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:01 PM
This mesh desperately needed some good recolors and I love yours. My ballerina sims will love this.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:10 PM
beautiful textures! I'd love to see (well, download) more recolors from you in the future!

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-Albert Schweitzer
Field Researcher
#4 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:18 PM
These are lovely. Love the non-shiny textures. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:18 PM
Oh, these recolors are so pretty! peggy's ones are too shiny for me.. yours are just perfect ^^
and, your model it's perfect too!!! do you think you can upload it pleasee?
thanxx a lot for sharing


so mee, (: ~ aguantt el trioo galletaaaa :O
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:46 PM
thanks! this is excellent and i'd love to see more like this. ^^ these aren't too shiny and the colors are much more natural.
Mad Poster
#7 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 8:54 PM
Lovely work!! Thank you for sharing.
#8 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 9:56 PM
Pretty work. You've done a beautiful job with these first recolors. Bravo ! Many thank for sharing.

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Test Subject
#9 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 10:53 PM
Good job, This is the color scheme/texture style that I want in my game, kind of "maxis matching"
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:03 PM
Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:11 PM
i totally loved your recolors, just one question, do you think you can make the red one in another shade of orange? like the one maxis uses? pleaaaase?
Keep up the amazing work!
Test Subject
#12 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:23 PM
Brilliant first recolour, thank you. Hope to see more
Field Researcher
#13 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:40 PM Last edited by Pandora3co : 19th Jul 2007 at 11:40 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
Very, very, well done. I love your colors. They are all so natural looking!

I really hope to see more recolors in the future! :D
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:46 PM
These are absolultely perfect. Much better without the gleam and looks so beautiful natural. You did a great job. kudos.

Chicken Scratch
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 19th Jul 2007 at 11:52 PM
These are great, much softer looking textures. Well done
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 12:34 AM
Sooooo pretty! My Leia sim needs this hair. X3

And your model sim is gorgeous!

Maker of non-realistic eyes and lots of sims!

Working on: Making EEC#4 Defaults/Making new colors for EEC#4/Making new colors for EEC#2/Playing the game!
Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 12:35 AM
Thank you so much! Your recolors look fantastic. I really like this mesh, but I definitely disliked the shade of red that came along with the mesh from Peggy's site. Now my natural redheads can continue to look like natural redheads instead of someone who got into a bottle of cheap drugstore hair dye.
Test Subject
#18 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 1:36 AM
These are beautiful! I loved the mesh but wasn't a huge fan of her colors. Muchas gracias.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 1:37 AM
Thank you! I've been waiting on someone to do SOMETHING to that hair so I could dl. Beautiful job.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 3:38 AM
Love it! I can't belive this is your first recolor. Very well done Thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 4:48 AM
They look great! Much better than the original ones, so thanks so much^^
Field Researcher
#22 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 10:03 AM
Lovely recolours!! thanks.
#23 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 1:39 PM
Great job on your recolors and thank you for sharing them.
Top Secret Researcher
#24 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 7:37 PM
wow! the colours are so soft! much better than peggy's! thanks!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 20th Jul 2007 at 11:42 PM
YES! These are fantastic - such an improvement on the original Peggy colous :D:D:D:D

I look forward to seeing more colours from you in the future
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