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Graphic Design >> Graphic Design Sins and Virtues: Color. COLOURlovers - Color Trends + Palettes. Color Explorer. Color Palette; Nature. Nature provides some of the most striking and beautiful color palettes imaginable!

Color Palette; Nature

You don’t have to look far to find great inspiration. Flowers especially can give you such a varied and bright color scheme that you will never run out of ideas. I had so many flower pictures I wanted to share with you, but this is one of my favorites. Notice how the complimentary colors of green and red are present in nature. Red and yellow are two parts of the triad of primary colors (blue is the other one), too. Nature is, of course, a great source for an earthy color palette. Have you ever seen a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree? Now we plunge under the depths of the Solomon Islands.

You’ll want to choose a variety of colors for your scheme. If you are not a diver, you should be! If you’d like to read more about color, check out Why Color is Critical. Technorati Tags: Design, Graphic Design, Color. Colour Palettes. Color Palette. Contrast-A: Find Accessible Color Combinations. Sphere (Color Theory Visualizer) Color conversion (RGB / CMYK / HSV / YUV / ...) How to Make Color Separations in Illustrator.

Accent Color. Color Theory: a brief tutorial. Is a color just a color? For centuries color has been used to provide distinction between classes, businesses, kings, courts and everything else in between.

Is a color just a color?

So what exactly is in a color? Does it matter that purple has been used in connotations with royalty? Does it matter that most fast food places logos are red to stimulate your appetite? So a color is a color right? Not exactly. So if colors are “just colors” these brands being switched should be exactly the same thing right? A Guide to Choosing Colors for Your Brand. INTERNATIONAL COLOR CONSORTIUM. IccMAX enables new ways of openly communicating about light, color and appearance.


According to William Li, ICC Co-Chair and Kodak Color Technology Manager, "iccMAX is a major expansion of the original ICC profile format. Users will no longer be constrained by the need to base everything on a standard D50 light source, by the lack of support for spectral data, or by the inability to use 3D measurements. " He added, "The result is a next-generation colour management system, together with a reference implementation, that will aid companies in quickly developing solutions for their market segment. " iccMAX was presented at ICC DevCon 2014 in Boston. A video of the event is now available. The purpose of the ICC is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.

The ICC encourages vendors to support the ICC profile format and the workflows required to use ICC profiles. Gamut. A typical CRT gamut.


The grayed-out horseshoe shape is the entire range of possible chromaticities, displayed in the CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram format (see below). The colored triangle is the gamut available to a typical computer monitor; it does not cover the entire space. The corners of the triangle are the primary colors for this gamut; in the case of a CRT, they depend on the colors of the phosphors of the monitor. At each point, the brightest possible RGB color of that chromaticity is shown, resulting in the bright Mach band stripes corresponding to the edges of the RGB color cube. In color reproduction, including computer graphics and photography, the gamut, or color gamut /ˈɡæmət/, is a certain complete subset of colors. Introduction[edit] When certain colors cannot be expressed within a particular color model, those colors are said to be out of gamut.

Representation of gamuts[edit] What is duotone? (Pantone ink-colors) Duotone is the generic name for multitone printing, which can be done with two, three or four inks.

What is duotone? (Pantone ink-colors)

This process requires that the press be set up with special inks, usually PANTONE-designated colors, instead of the standard CMYK inks used for process color printing. Usually the images are printed with a dark base color and a lighter second color, overprinted to fill in, tint and tone the photo or graphic. Duotone color mode in Photoshop supports between one to four colors of ink. Because home inkjet printers are far better at printing full-color images than black and white, many photographers and designers use Photoshop Duotone processing to improve their artwork/prints.

Photoshop's Duotone mode is also commonly used for creating sepia toned prints, using black and yellow inks, sometimes with a third color.

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Color. Color. Color Design. Free tools for working with digital colors. Instant Color Schemes. Color Wizard - Color Scheme Generator - Colors on the Web. (app) kuler.