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Color

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Transcript of Color

Color
The Color Wheel
Primary Colors
All other colors are made from primary colors.
You cannot mix two colors to create a primary color.
Secondary Colors
Secondary colors are made by mixing equal parts of two primary colors.
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Tertiary Colors
Tertiary colors are made by mixing a primary and a secondary color.
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Complementary colors
Complementary colors juxtaposed bring out the brightness in each other. Mixing two complements together produces a neutral tone.
Color Schemes
When an artist creates a piece of art, they take into account the color scheme they will use.
Triadic
Complimentary triad
Secondary triad
Tertiary triad
Complementary Scheme
Split-Complementary Scheme
Blue
Yellow-orange
Red-orange
To create a split-complementary triad, choose a color, find it's complement, and use the colors to either side of the complement.
Red-violet
Green
Red-orange
Analogous
To create an analogous color scheme, choose a color and then select the colors to either side of it. Analogous color schemes are very harmonious.
Yellow
Yellow-green
Yellow-orange
Red
Red-orange
Red-violet
Intensity
Intensity is the brightness or dullness of a color. The more of a color's complement is added to it, the more dull it becomes.
Tints
The tint of a color is created by adding white to it to lighten it.
Shades
The shade of a color is created by adding black to darken it.
Value
Value is the darkness or lightness of a color
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Different color schemes produce different effects.
Monochromatic
A monochromatic scheme uses different shades and tints of the same hue.
Mono - one
Chroma - color
Warm colors
Warm colors take up half of the color wheel.
Warm colors are vivid and energetic.
Warm colors tend to advance in space.
Cool colors
Cool colors take up half of the color wheel.
Cool colors are calm and soothing.
Cool colors seem to recede in space
Neutral colors
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