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COLOR THEORY

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Predolino Zelasko

on 15 December 2010

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Transcript of COLOR THEORY

The
Color Wheel The color wheel is
a spectrum arranged
into a circle. And color wheels can be presented differently The Traditional Color Wheel is most commonly used. Primary colors are the
colors that can't be made-
"the pure colors" Colors that are made
by mixing 2 primary colors primary+primary= secondary Tertiary
Colors Colors made by mixing a primary with a secondary SUBTRACTIVE
COLOR WHEEL A subtractive color model explains the mixing of natural colorants to create a full range of colors, each caused by subtracting (that is, absorbing) some wavelengths of light and reflecting the others The Primary Colors
"the purest color" SECONDARY COLORS Did you know.....? There are 12 colors in the basic color wheel! But wait, there's more! this is what you find in your ink! secodary+primary= tertiary Primary+Primary= Secondary it holds different harmonies, meanings, and levels. The Color Wheel doesn't just look pretty.....


Cool colors give an impression of calm, and create a soothing impression. Warm and Cool Colors

The color circle can be divided into warm and cool colors.
Warm colors are vivid and energetic, and tend to advance in space. Color Harmonies

basic techniques for creating color schemes Complimentary
Colors Analogous
Colors Triadic Colors They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs.

Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye.

Complementary colors creates a vibrant look let one color dominate and use the two others for accent.

Tints, Shades, and Tones

These terms are often used incorrectly, although they describe fairly simple color concepts. If a color is made lighter by adding white, the result is called a tint. If black is added, the darker version is called a shade. And if gray is added, the result is a different tone.
Tints Shades Tones ADD WHITE ADD BLACK ADD GRAY Colors can create meaning Now that you've learned about the color wheel....... .....the possibilities of working
with color is endless!
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