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Web Safe Colors. Building with Web Colors: Codes, Tools, and Design Tips. Color theory is a vast subject that mostly requires application to understand.

Building with Web Colors: Codes, Tools, and Design Tips

But color selection is also relative to the medium, where a digital designer looks at colors differently than an illustrator or a painter. In this post I’d like to talk about web colors and how color selection applies to web design. Most designers already know the basics so I want to delve a bit deeper into these fundamentals. I’ve also gathered a handful of free resources you can use to help select the best colors for each web project. Designing Layouts with Color When first learning design it helps to understand some basics of color theory to help pick colors with purpose. This is the reason many designers jump head-first into layout design and learn as they go. When talking about web colors there’s a concept known as web-safe colors. How to Create a Logo - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorials.

The world as we see it, is populated by colors.

How to Create a Logo - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorials

Every day we see brands and businesses using colors to define their identity (for example, the famous "yellow M" of a multinational fast-food chain). Although logos are traditionally made with minimal colors, the shift towards full color is unmistakable. In fact, a recently published article by Logo Lounge states that, for many years logos have been designed with one or two colors and recently designers have begun to look at the actual surface of the shapes as an entirely new canvas and the use of color is unrestrained.

The article goes on to say that, rainbow-like color is often used to represent the concept of a full spectrum, more choices, or additional capabilities. In this compilation we present to you a selection of colorful and vivid logos that are fresh, inspiring and push creative boundaries. The world as we see it, is populated by colors. Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History. In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives.

Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content. Blending Modes in CSS: Color Theory and Practical Application - Envato Tuts+ Web Design Tutorial. You might be familiar with “blending modes” if you’re a Photoshop user; they allow you to combine layers in different ways and they’re great fun to play with.

Blending Modes in CSS: Color Theory and Practical Application - Envato Tuts+ Web Design Tutorial

Blending modes in CSS, however, aren’t supported universally, but they are certainly on their way. In this tutorial, we will learn how blending modes work and the different ways you can implement blending modes using CSS. If you’ve never encountered blending modes, the way they work may seem a bit elusive. Let’s break it down. Blending modes have been available in design software for years, but the concept of blending modes has actually been in use for much longer, even before computers were invented. The “blending” part of blending modes refers to taking two colors and combining them in some way to make one color. How that blending takes place is the “mode” part of blending modes. Cm = B(Cb, Cs) Here, Cm is the resultant color after blending.

All colors are based on a 0-1 scale, which maps directly to an rgb 0-255 value. Flash Drive/Card Tester - Check your USB flash drives and memory cards for errors. Protect your Images Online by Shrink Wrapping Them! In the companion article to this tutorial on How Artists can Protect their Images Online I talked about a few different ways you can protect your online images from being stolen.

Protect your Images Online by Shrink Wrapping Them!

Using methods such as Shrink-Wrapping your Images , Watermarking Your Images, and Slice and Dicing your Images. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can shrink wrap your images in order to help protect them from online thieves. Shrink Wrapping an image is a process that involves putting a clear transparant image (like shrink wrap) on top of another image so that a person attempting to copy your image will actually download the clear image only. The beauty of this system is that similar to slice and dicing your images, your regular visitors will have no idea that anything is different. In fact, the only person who would ever discover that your image has been shrink wrapped is someone who was trying to download the picture. The following image has been shrink wrapped (for your protection) You’re Done!

Protect Your Images.