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  1. 1. Color Color Theory and Color Schemes
  2. 2. Color: The result of light reflecting off of a surface.
  3. 3. Color Theory: A body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impacts of specific color combinations. (
  4. 4. According to color theory, certain color combinations work better than others. Using color schemes can help with the over all success of a composition.
  5. 5. Color Schemes: An arrangement or pattern of colors or colored objects conceived of as forming an integrated whole. (
  6. 6. Color Schemes: <ul><li>Primary: Red, Blue, Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: Orange, Purple, Green </li></ul><ul><li>Tertiary/Intermediate colors: The colors in between a primary and secondary color. </li></ul><ul><li>Complimentary: Colors across from each other on the color wheel; green/red, orange/blue, and purple/yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Analogous: Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel; red, orange, yellow. </li></ul><ul><li>Monochromatic: One color, plus value (black and white) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Primary: Red, Blue, Yellow
  8. 8. Secondary: Orange, Green, Purple
  9. 10. Complimentary Colors: Colors across from each other on the color wheel. Red and Green Orange and Blue Yellow and Violet
  10. 11. Orange and Blue…
  11. 12. Red and Green.
  12. 13. Spilt-Complimentary Colors: Triad of colors consisting of a compliment, plus the two tertiary/intermediate colors on each side of it’s compliment.
  13. 14. An example of split-complimentary…
  14. 16. Analogous Colors: Colors next to each other on the color wheel. Red, orange, and yellow. Green, Blue, Purple.
  15. 17. Examples of analogous compositions…
  16. 20. Monochromatic: Consisting of one color, plus its tints and shades (color + black and white = monochromatic)
  17. 21. Examples of monochromatic compositions…
  18. 23. Okay, so you know about color, but there are a few other things you need to know. <ul><li>Shape: Organic and Geometric </li></ul><ul><li>Balance: Asymmetrical </li></ul><ul><li>Space: Positive and Negative </li></ul>
  19. 24. Shape: An area enclosed by line.
  20. 25. There are two types of shape: Organic Geometric
  21. 26. Organic Shape: Characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms (
  22. 27. Organic shapes have curvy, natural lines.
  23. 28. Geometric Shape: Arrangement of objects in simple rectilinear or curvilinear form. (
  24. 29. Geometric shapes are characterized by straight, rigid lines.
  25. 30. Balance: Equal distribution of weight (
  26. 31. There are three types of balance: <ul><li>Symmetrical </li></ul><ul><li>Asymmetrical </li></ul><ul><li>Radial </li></ul>
  27. 32. Asymmetrical Balance: Not identical on both sides of a central line; lacking symmetry
  28. 33. Both sides of the composition are not the same, but the shapes visually balance each other.
  29. 35. Positive and Negative Space: Positive Space: The object; the are the object occupies. Negative Space: The area around the object .
  30. 36. When creating a composition, the negative space and positive space should be about equal.
  31. 37. Try to avoid having too much negative space.
  32. 38. Conclusion: Terms you should know: <ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Color theory/schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Primary </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Complimentary </li></ul><ul><li>Split-complimentary </li></ul><ul><li>Analogous </li></ul><ul><li>Monochromatic </li></ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>Organic </li></ul><ul><li>Geometric </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Asymmetrical Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Space </li></ul><ul><li>Negative Space </li></ul>