Bingo! Color Theory Becomes an Educational Game Using Munsell Color System | Munsell Color System; Color Matching from Munsell Color Company Carole R. Brown has been a color theory instructor at the Art Institute of California for over 10 years. She joins us to talks about her hands-on approach to teaching. Color Theory Basics Brought to Life “Yell ‘Bingo’ as soon as all the chips are in order – you’ll know when it’s right,” I announce. Are these gambling chips? Is the place a casino? Teaching color theory is both a challenge and rewarding. So then it’s time to have some fun and see what they’ve learned. “Okay class,” I instruct, “break into teams of four and select one of the 10 color chip packs and start to organize your hue by value and chroma.” Having mixed and matched color schemes and color palettes throughout the quarter, students are already well versed in the Munsell Color System terminology of Hue, Value and Chroma. Each teams shakes out the chips from a plastic pack onto a graphed chart. “Don’t be dismayed by the jumble of color chips,” I cajole. Hands on Approach to Teaching 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. (Jonny Elwyn has a nice read on how to become a DIT.) 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. Gear
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 – Starbucks has a new logo:
Color Wheels are wrong? How color vision actually works by Color theory is a little obsession of mine. You’re here for startup advice, but this week I’m taking an indulgence. Leave a comment if you want to see more or fewer of these little distractions. Why are artists special? Ask any artist to explain how color works, and they’ll launch into a treatise about how the Three Primary Colors: red, blue, and yellow form a color “wheel:” Why “wheel?” Continuing this process produces the infamous color wheel you probably learned in school; a pretty, symmetrical, satisfying device in which each hue melds seamlessly and linearly into the next: Unfortunately, none of this stands up to even minor scrutiny. For example, open up your desktop printer and you’ll see something quite different: Three colors of ink which, when combined, produce all others: cyan, magenta, and yellow. But wait! Also it’s not as simple as saying “any three colors can produce all the others” because that’s clearly not true (by experiment). TVs and computers are different yet again.
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. New in this latest build: Thunderbolt! However, note that to use the Thunderbolt ports on a Hackintosh, you will have to plug in your Thunderbolt device at boot-up; it is not hot-swappable. 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.
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! 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. One of the best social web designs we've seen this year was a reimagining of a familiar product. 2. U.S. 3. 4. 5. Yahoo!
A Guide to Preparing Files for Print With this guide, we are going to examine ways to prepare files for print, covering applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. The examples used are for InDesign, but can apply to Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a basic guide aimed to help people just starting out in the print design business or are looking to learn more about preparing files better to send to press. Understand the Basics With most print jobs, you should have specifications to adhere to. CYMK vs RGB A lot of the colors you create in RGB mode are not achievable using standard four-color process printing. Some exceptions are tradeshow signs or large format prints, but the best way to know for sure is to check with the printer. Four over Four (or 4/4) If you’re printing a flyer, you might be printing 4/4, which essentially means you are printing four color on the front and four color on the back. For postcards, you might print 4/1: four color on the front and 1 spot color on the back. Print Layout Rich Black vs Black (100 K)
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.
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 icebolt.info 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.
Color Theory For Game Design 1 of 4 – Fundamentals - Howtonotsuckatgamedesign.com This is a multipart article on color design for games. It is aimed at game designers and game artists alike and focusses on how to use color when crafting player experiences. Check the color theory readlist tag for all 4 parts of this series and the color design tag for all things games and color. Definitions are mostly custom made by me, since most color design literature is specialized for other creative fields – such as painting, print, screen design – and not suited for what we are going to talk about here. However, the following definitions have proven to be quite effective in the field. Okay, we dig into part 1 now. 1.Mickey Mouse model sheet ©Disney / 2. 2001 A Space Odyssey palette via / 3. artist’s oil color palette / 4. interior design concept via In non-interactive media, color palettes serve the purpose of creating images. We get even more overlap to games with fields like interior design, industrial design or fashion. Okay, here is what we do. Braid Team Fortress 2 1. 1. Limbo
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. Most colorists believe that color cues are dependent on context and culture. 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. Despite the ambiguity of color cues, marketers are much more convinced that these cues deliver emotional and psychological payloads that can influence audiences in very specific ways.