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Enc 3241 color

  1. 1. Color! ENC 3241Clayton Benjamin
  2. 2. Primary Colors • Red, yellow and blue • Mixing Primary colors creates Secondary colorshttp://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  3. 3. SECONDARY COLORS • Green, orange and purple • These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  4. 4. Tertiary Colors • These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. Thats why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  5. 5. Other Terms for Colors • Warm Colors: Colors such as red, yellow, and orange. These colors evoke warmth because they remind us of things like the sun or fire. • Cool Colors: Colors like blue, green, and purple (violet). These colors evoke a cool feeling because they remind us of things like water or grass. • Neutral Colors: Gray, Brown. These arent on most color wheels, but theyre considered neutral because they dont contrast with much of anything. Theyre dull and uneventful. • Value: Usually refers to the amount of black in a color. The more black a color has, the darker its value. • Brightness: Refers to the amount of white in a color. The more white a color has, the brighter it is. • Saturation: Refers to the amount of a color used. When a color is at full saturation, it is extremely vibrant. When a color is "desaturated," a large amount of color has been removed. Desaturated colors tend to be close to being neutral because there is so much gray in them.http://colortheory.liquisoft.com/
  6. 6. Color Harmony • A pleasing arrangement of parts • On one extreme, it can be boring • On the other extreme it is chaotichttp://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  7. 7. Ways To Create Harmony • A color scheme based on analogous colors Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange. Usually one of the three colors predominates.http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  8. 8. Ways To Create Harmony • A color scheme based on complementary colors • Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. In the illustration above, there are several variations of yellow-green in the leaves and several variations of red-purple in the orchid. These opposing colors create maximum contrast and maximum stability.http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  9. 9. Ways To Create Harmony • A color scheme based on nature • Nature provides a perfect departure point for color harmony. In the illustration above, red yellow and green create a harmonious design, regardless of whether this combination fits into a technical formula for color harmony.http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  10. 10. Color Context
  11. 11. After Images • When our eyes are exposed to a hue for a prolonged period, the rods & cones become fatigued. You might notice this if you are reading something on colored paper, and then look away —you often see the inverse, or complement, of the image. This occurrence can be advantageous if you are seeking the opposite, or contrast, of a color. This may be dismaying to a viewer if presented with prolonged exposure to colored screens or reading materials.http://www.worqx.com/color/after_image.htm
  12. 12. Example:
  13. 13. Color Generators for Designers• http://colorschemedesigner.com/• http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/index .php• http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colortheory .asp
  14. 14. Examples of Good Color Use• http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/web- design/web-2-0-design-style-guide/• http://www.inspiredm.com/colour-schemes/

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