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ArtsSchool Online: Color Theory & Mixing: 16 Lessons in Color Theory

ArtsSchool Online: Color Theory & Mixing: 16 Lessons in Color Theory

What is a Digital Imaging Technician - Interview with a DIT | ScreenLight If you work in production or post you have probably heard the term DIT mentioned. The DIT is a new job that that is on the rise with the popularity of digital filmmaking with RED & ARRI cameras. It is a hybrid of production and post production (part camera department, part post). The DIT ingests the media, consults with the DOP, and does onset color correction as the footage is usually shot in Log and appears flat. Wikipedia defines a DIT as: A digital imaging technician (DIT) works in collaboration with a cinematographer on work flow, systemization, signal integrity and image manipulation to achieve the highest image quality and creative goals of cinematography in the digital realm. I interviewed Griff Thomas (owner of Small Axe Media), a DIT in Atlanta, GA that specializes in commercials and working with the Arri Alexa. What is a DIT’s job? A DIT is essentially the liaison between production and post production. So ultimately, I’m like the backstop for the camera department. Gear

Psychology Of Color Infographic Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has tremendous impact on all of us. Subconsciously, we associate different colors with different things. This infographic examines the psychology of color and looks at some common associations of different colors. While color can be appealing to us visually, a lot more is going on behind the scenes than just an aesthetic. Embed This Graphic On Your Site <img src=” alt=”Psychology of Color Infographic” />Infographic by <a title=”WebpageFX” href=” Embed the Psychology of Color Infographic The psychology of color directly plays into consumer behavior. When you are looking at the best visual choice for your next project, this color infographic should be a handy guide. Marketing with Color Psychology

Our Favorite Tweets of the Week Jan 3-Jan 9, 2011 Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that we tweeted about, so don’t miss out. To keep up to date with all the cool links, simply follow us @DesignerDepot Is Good the Enemy of Great in Web Design? – Techniques That Can Help Improve Your Lifestyle as a Designer/Developer – Beautiful Liquid In Motion – The State of Web Design Trends: 2011 Annual Edition – Understanding the Psychology of Logo Design – The Pros and Cons of Art Directed Blog Posts – How to Be a Purple Cow Among Designers – Want more?

How to Build a Hackintosh - nofilmschool Build a Hackintosh with better performance than a Mac Pro — for half the price. A comprehensive, free, step-by-step guide. Last updated March 2013 with the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processor and motherboard recommendations (which, it’s worth noting, are not available on the out-of-date Mac Pros) and OS X Mountain Lion-native installation instructions. We’ve also refreshed the nVidia GPUs. Introduction What do you do when you need a high-end Mac — for editing video, retouching photos, recording music, animating 3D graphics, or just playing games — but you can’t afford a Mac Pro? Creativity shouldn’t be relegated to the upper class. Here’s a screencast (no sound) of my original hackintosh running flawlessly, loading notoriously slow applications like Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word in a jiffy. The new model represented in this article is quite a bit faster. This isn’t easy. For a comparison of the speed of this Hackintosh and the current Mac Pro, turn the page: (Apple photo by kyz)

Coblis — Color Blindness Simulator | Colblindor If you are not suffering from a color vision deficiency it is very hard to imagine how it looks like to be colorblind. The Color BLIndness Simulator can close this gap for you. Just play around with it and get a feeling of how it is to have a color vision handicap. As all the calculations are made on your local machine, no images are uploaded to the server. Therefore you can use images as big as you like, there are no restrictions. So go ahead, choose an image through the upload functionality or just drag and drop your image in the center of our Color BLIndness Simulator. If there are any issues with the Color BLIndness Simulator please send a note through the contact page. As it is not not so easy to describe color blindness it comes in handy, that some smart people developed manipulation-algorithms to fake any form of color vision deficiency.

5 Website Designs That Blew Us Away As part of the ongoing Mashable Awards, we're taking a closer look at each of the nomination categories. This is "Breakthrough Website Design." Be sure to nominate your favorites and join us for the Gala in Las Vegas! Sponsorships are available. Please contact for more information. Lately, we've been pondering some of the better web designs that have popped up over the past year. When we say "web design," we're looking beyond the pretty face of a well-laid-out page, beyond color and typography, beyond trends. As greater bandwidth, new file formats and new markup specs make it easier, cheaper and faster to deliver high-quality digital images, sound and video, groundbreaking web designers are making visually and aurally intensive sites that change our point-and-click expectations of what the web should look like. Here are a few of the websites we think showcased excellent design work this year, both in terms of form and function. 1. 2. U.S. 3. 4. 5. Win an iPad!

A Complete Guide to Setting Up a Home Color Grading Suite Cinematographer Ryan E. Walters outlines the parts and setup of a home based coloring station. As Moore’s Law continues to make technology more accessible to the masses, it is time to start exploring what it takes to build your own grading suite at home or in your office. Before reading the rest of this post, I recommend that you check out How To Get The Most Out Of CS6, DaVinci, & Your Mac Pro, as this article continues to build on what I’ve outlined. So let’s get started shall we?First off, I think it is important to acknowledge that this grading suite does not replace a high end professional suite.

Color Theory 101 First impressions are everything. How you look and how you present yourself can determine how you are perceived. The same goes for our design work. The impression that our work gives depends on a myriad of different factors. One of the most important factors of any design is color. Figuring out which colors work well with others isn’t just a matter of chance. Primary Colors Colors start out with the basis of all colors, called the Primary Colors. Secondary Colors If you evenly mix red and yellow, yellow and blue, and blue and red, you create the secondary colors, which are green, orange and violet. Tertiary Colors Tertiary colors are made when you take the secondary colors and mix them with the primary colors. So, now that you know how colors are made, you can understand how the color combinations on the color wheel model work. Complimentary Colors Complimentary colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Analogous Colors Triads Split Complimentary Colors Square Colors

Web Designs that Use Textures Beautifully Using textures in a web design gives it a unique look that roughens the sharpness and crispness that you can find in most other site designs. When used properly, the results of utilizing textures in a web layout can be stunning. This collection follows up on a collection posted last year called "30 Beautifully Textured Web Designs" (which you should check out if you haven’t already) with even more web designs that use textures masterfully. Dan Conaway Vegas Uncork’d Aussie BBQ Legends Team Fannypack Ministério de Artes Freedom Mother Earth Brewing Steve Mullen Creative Tyler Gaw Campus Vida Mom & Popcorn Occasions By Elizabeth Coopers Kids nykevanwyk Kiwi Sibling Rivalry Revive Africa The Crazy Love Campaign Matt Salik Paloma Films Zach Hendricks Merge Tori’s Eye The Blizzards Design Embraced Skiptracers Movie Story Pixel Last Letter Mutt Ink Related Content About the Author Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions.

psychology of colors So, I've spent a lot of the last decade thinking, writing, talking and speaking about color. One of the things that I thought would be more clear in talking to creative people about color would be the emotional impact of specific colors. While colors certainly deliver valuable story and emotional clues, the question among colorists and directors of photography is whether a specific color provides a specific emotional cue that is the same for all people. I've read that for Scandinavians, cool colors are more romantic, and the forced warmth of "Hollywood" romance goes against their cultural color values. Berit Bergström is the Managing Director of the Scandinavian Color School and President of the International Color Association. In addition to cultural differences, many of the people I spoke to believed that any color can act as a cue for any emotional or story point as long as the audience was clued in to the meaning of the color. Psychology of Color Infographic Color Preferences

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