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Color Theory
The art and science of color interaction and effects.
RGB
ADDITIVE COLOR
Color created from beams of light.
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
Color created from beams of light.
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
Color created from beams of light.
This system applies only to devices employing light
–...
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
Color created from beams of light.
This system applies only to devices employing light
–...
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
Color created from beams of light.
This system applies only to devices employing light
–...
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
Color created from beams of light.
This system applies only to devices employing light
–...
RGB
Red Green Blue
ADDITIVE COLOR
WE ADD COLORS IN ORDER TO GET WHITE

Color created from beams of light.
This system appl...
Primary Color –

ADDITIVE RGB

Light!
This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MEGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
Primary Color –

ADDITIVE RGB

Light!
This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MEGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MEGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
Primary Color –

ADDITIVE RGB

Light!
This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MEGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MEGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
Primary Color –

ADDITIVE RGB

Light!
This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MAGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MAGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE = WHITE
Primary Color –

ADDITIVE RGB

Light!
This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
RGB
LIGHT
RED + GREEN = YELLOW
BLUE + GREEN = CYAN
RED + BLUE = MAGENTA
RED + GREEN + BLUE =

WHITE
RGB
LIGHT
FINAL QUESTION:
RGB
LIGHT
FINAL QUESTION:
HOW DO YOU GET BLACK?
RGB
LIGHT
FINAL QUESTION:
HOW DO YOU GET BLACK?
In LIGHT
black is the absence of color!
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED
CYAN + YE...
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED
CYAN + YE...
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

FINAL QUESTIONS:
How do we get BLACK?
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

FINAL QUESTIONS:
How do we get BLACK?
BLACK IS THE PRE...
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

FINAL QUESTIONS:
How do we get BLACK?
BLACK IS THE PRE...
CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
Used in printing.

FINAL QUESTIONS:
How do we get BLACK?
BLACK IS THE PRE...
The CMYK Color System

If you look at a printed page with a magnifying
glass you might see something like the
illustration...
ANDY WARHO L
Franz Marc
Marshall Arisman
PRIMARY COLOR
Colors that all other colors can be made from.

SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
We subtract colors from black to get white...
PRIMARY COLOR
Colors that all other colors can be made from.

RYB
Red Yellow Blue
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
We subtract colors fro...
Primary Color –

SUBTRACTIVE RYB
Paint, crayons, colored pencils, pastels etc.
This is how we mix colors with pigments and...
SECONDARY COLOR
Colors made by mixing two primaries.

VGO
Violet Green Orange
SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
We subtract colors from bl...
Secondary color- Hues mixed from
adjacent primaries; violet, green and orange
Tertiary color- A hue that is mixed from a primary
color and the adjacent secondary color.
Color Wheel
How many colors are there?
Older computer systems may be limited to 216
A high quality printer is only capable of producin...
Pablo Picasso

Joseph Albers
Pablo Picasso
Can any other color set the same mood
as the blue monochromatic version?
Warm

Cool

Temperature – Refers to the heat that a color
generates, both physically and psychologically.
Color Wheel

Hue – Is the name of a specific color.
Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue.
Intensity – The brightness...
Q: WHERE DO SECONDARY, TERTIARY, AND ALL
OTHER HUES COME FROM?
A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION
Value
1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and
shades.
Tone and Intensity
1....
Color Wheel

Hue – Is the name of a specific color.
Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue.
Intensity – The brightness...
Color Wheel

Hue – Is the name of a specific color.
Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue.
Intensity – The brightness...
A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION
Value
1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and
shades.
Tone and Intensity
1....
There are two ways to lower the value
of a color.

Value - The relative lightness or
darkness of a color. Which creates…
Tint – A hue that has been mixed with white.

Shade – A hue that has been mixed with black.
A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION
Value
1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and
shades.
Tone and Intensity
1....
Color Wheel

Hue – Is the name of a specific color.
Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue.
Intensity – The brightness...
A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION
Value
1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and
shades.
Tone and Intensity
1....
From color mixing experimentation.
Value
1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and
shades.
Tone and Intensity
1...
Mixing a color with it’s compliment to
creates different tones.
1.From color mixing experimentation.
Value
1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and
shades.
Tone and Intensity...
Monochromatic – Color scheme based on
variations of a single hue.
Analogous – A color scheme based on hues that
are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.
FRANK LLO YD WRIGHT
Complimentary – Hues that oppose one another on
the color wheel. When paired in a composition,
complimentary colors create...
Marshall Arisman

Maxfield Parrish
Triadic harmony – A color scheme based on three
colors which are equidistant on a color wheel.
Piet Mondrian

Frank Lloyd
Wright
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    1. 1. Color Theory The art and science of color interaction and effects.
    2. 2. RGB ADDITIVE COLOR Color created from beams of light.
    3. 3. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR
    4. 4. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR Color created from beams of light.
    5. 5. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR Color created from beams of light. This system applies only to devices employing light – computer monitors – television sets – theater stage lighting
    6. 6. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR Color created from beams of light. This system applies only to devices employing light – computer monitors – television sets – theater stage lighting
    7. 7. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR Color created from beams of light. This system applies only to devices employing light – computer monitors – television sets – theater stage lighting
    8. 8. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR Color created from beams of light. This system applies only to devices employing light – computer monitors – television sets – theater stage lighting
    9. 9. RGB Red Green Blue ADDITIVE COLOR WE ADD COLORS IN ORDER TO GET WHITE Color created from beams of light. This system applies only to devices employing light – computer monitors – television sets – theater stage lighting
    10. 10. Primary Color – ADDITIVE RGB Light! This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
    11. 11. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MEGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
    12. 12. Primary Color – ADDITIVE RGB Light! This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
    13. 13. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MEGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
    14. 14. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MEGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
    15. 15. Primary Color – ADDITIVE RGB Light! This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
    16. 16. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MEGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
    17. 17. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MEGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
    18. 18. Primary Color – ADDITIVE RGB Light! This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
    19. 19. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MAGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE =WHITE
    20. 20. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MAGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE = WHITE
    21. 21. Primary Color – ADDITIVE RGB Light! This is how a computer translates color to a monitor.
    22. 22. RGB LIGHT RED + GREEN = YELLOW BLUE + GREEN = CYAN RED + BLUE = MAGENTA RED + GREEN + BLUE = WHITE
    23. 23. RGB LIGHT FINAL QUESTION:
    24. 24. RGB LIGHT FINAL QUESTION: HOW DO YOU GET BLACK?
    25. 25. RGB LIGHT FINAL QUESTION: HOW DO YOU GET BLACK? In LIGHT black is the absence of color!
    26. 26. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing.
    27. 27. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
    28. 28. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing.
    29. 29. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE
    30. 30. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED
    31. 31. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing.
    32. 32. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED
    33. 33. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED CYAN + YELLOW = GREEN
    34. 34. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing.
    35. 35. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. CYAN + MAGENTA = BLUE MAGENTA + YELLOW = RED CYAN + YELLOW = GREEN
    36. 36. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. FINAL QUESTIONS: How do we get BLACK?
    37. 37. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. FINAL QUESTIONS: How do we get BLACK? BLACK IS THE PRESNENCE OF ALL COLORS How do we get WHITE?
    38. 38. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. FINAL QUESTIONS: How do we get BLACK? BLACK IS THE PRESNENCE OF ALL COLORS How do we get WHITE?
    39. 39. CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black SUBTRACTIVE COLOR Used in printing. FINAL QUESTIONS: How do we get BLACK? BLACK IS THE PRESNENCE OF ALL COLORS How do we get WHITE? WHITE IS THE ABSENCE OF ALL COLORS
    40. 40. The CMYK Color System If you look at a printed page with a magnifying glass you might see something like the illustration. Our eye mixes the colors
    41. 41. ANDY WARHO L
    42. 42. Franz Marc Marshall Arisman
    43. 43. PRIMARY COLOR Colors that all other colors can be made from. SUBTRACTIVE COLOR We subtract colors from black to get white This is what we do in the art room on a regular basis!
    44. 44. PRIMARY COLOR Colors that all other colors can be made from. RYB Red Yellow Blue SUBTRACTIVE COLOR We subtract colors from black to get white This is what we do in the art room on a regular basis!
    45. 45. Primary Color – SUBTRACTIVE RYB Paint, crayons, colored pencils, pastels etc. This is how we mix colors with pigments and dyes.
    46. 46. SECONDARY COLOR Colors made by mixing two primaries. VGO Violet Green Orange SUBTRACTIVE COLOR We subtract colors from black to get white This is what we do in the art room on a regular basis!
    47. 47. Secondary color- Hues mixed from adjacent primaries; violet, green and orange
    48. 48. Tertiary color- A hue that is mixed from a primary color and the adjacent secondary color.
    49. 49. Color Wheel
    50. 50. How many colors are there? Older computer systems may be limited to 216 A high quality printer is only capable of producing thousands A monitor can display millions How many colors could you make in paint?
    51. 51. Pablo Picasso Joseph Albers
    52. 52. Pablo Picasso
    53. 53. Can any other color set the same mood as the blue monochromatic version?
    54. 54. Warm Cool Temperature – Refers to the heat that a color generates, both physically and psychologically.
    55. 55. Color Wheel Hue – Is the name of a specific color. Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity – The brightness or dullness of a color.
    56. 56. Q: WHERE DO SECONDARY, TERTIARY, AND ALL OTHER HUES COME FROM?
    57. 57. A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION Value 1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and shades. Tone and Intensity 1.We add compliments to each other to get muddy colors 2. e can mix more and less of other colors to get millions of color variations.
    58. 58. Color Wheel Hue – Is the name of a specific color. Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity – The brightness or dullness of a color.
    59. 59. Color Wheel Hue – Is the name of a specific color. Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity – The brightness or dullness of a color.
    60. 60. A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION Value 1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and shades. Tone and Intensity 1.We add compliments to each other to get muddy colors 2. e can mix more and less of other colors to get millions of color variations.
    61. 61. There are two ways to lower the value of a color. Value - The relative lightness or darkness of a color. Which creates…
    62. 62. Tint – A hue that has been mixed with white. Shade – A hue that has been mixed with black.
    63. 63. A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION Value 1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and shades. Tone and Intensity 1.We add compliments to each other to get muddy colors 2. e can mix more and less of other colors to get millions of color variations.
    64. 64. Color Wheel Hue – Is the name of a specific color. Value – The lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity – The brightness or dullness of a color.
    65. 65. A: COLOR MIXING & EXPERIMENTATION Value 1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and shades. Tone and Intensity 1.We add compliments to each other to get muddy colors 2. e can mix more and less of other colors to get millions of color variations.
    66. 66. From color mixing experimentation. Value 1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and shades. Tone and Intensity 1.We add compliments to each other to get muddy colors 2. We can mix more and less of other colors to get millions of color variations.
    67. 67. Mixing a color with it’s compliment to creates different tones.
    68. 68. 1.From color mixing experimentation. Value 1.We add black and white to a color to get tints and shades. Tone and Intensity •We add compliments to each other to get muddy colors •We can mix more and less of other colors to get millions of color variations.
    69. 69. Monochromatic – Color scheme based on variations of a single hue.
    70. 70. Analogous – A color scheme based on hues that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.
    71. 71. FRANK LLO YD WRIGHT
    72. 72. Complimentary – Hues that oppose one another on the color wheel. When paired in a composition, complimentary colors create contrast; when mixed, complimentary colors produce a wide range of browns.
    73. 73. Marshall Arisman Maxfield Parrish
    74. 74. Triadic harmony – A color scheme based on three colors which are equidistant on a color wheel.
    75. 75. Piet Mondrian Frank Lloyd Wright
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