Creating a Color Scheme

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Creating a Color Scheme

  1. 1. CREATING A COLOR SCHEME <ul><li>Karen Ballengee </li></ul><ul><li>October 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Primary Colors <ul><li>Red </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Blue </li></ul>
  3. 3. Secondary Colors <ul><li>Created when two primary colors are added </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Violet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Color Wheel Uses All the Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, and Colors in Between
  5. 5. Tints and Shades <ul><li>Tints -add white </li></ul><ul><li>Shades -add black </li></ul>
  6. 6. Color Schemes <ul><li>Monochromatic </li></ul><ul><li>Analogous </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary </li></ul><ul><li>Split Complementary </li></ul>
  7. 7. Monochromatic
  8. 8. Analogous
  9. 9. Complementary
  10. 10. Split Complementary
  11. 11. How do I use this information to create beautiful Power Point Slides?
  12. 12. Go to the Design Tab
  13. 13. In the Design Menu… <ul><li>Click Colors </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to create new theme colors </li></ul>
  14. 14. Click on Create More Colors
  15. 15. A Color palette similar to the color wheel will appear
  16. 16. Click the Custom Tab <ul><li>Pick a Color </li></ul><ul><li>A scale of the tints and shades of that color will appear </li></ul>
  17. 17. We’re going to use Complementary using blue and orange
  18. 18. Blue and Orange with Tints and Shades
  19. 19. Based on our color scheme, which rectangle is easiest to read? Which is the hardest?
  20. 20. Reference <ul><li>Holtzschue, L. (2006). Understanding Color: An Introduction for Designers . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. </li></ul>

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