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Color Theory Tutorial, Concepts, Essays and Color Basics

Color Theory Tutorial, Concepts, Essays and Color Basics
Why study color theory? If you are involved in the creation or design of visual documents, an understanding of color will help when incorporating it into your own designs. Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right." Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating. While attending the University of Minnesota I enrolled in almost every course I could from different departments: graphic design, interior design, and fine arts. During my studies, I learned that there were 2 main reasons why scholars investigated color—the first involved the communication of colors; the other involved the application of color. Communicating Color What is red? HTML Red Pantone® Red Pantone® Warm Red TRUEMATCH® 6-a Color Application The next several pages of this site offer a tutorial regarding color theory.

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Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. Show Full Text “I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words,” Sundberg told Bored Panda. How To Write A Visual Style Guide for eLearning Sharebar The most efficient way to achieve consistency in visual design for an eLearning course or presentation is to write a visual style guide. It’s nearly a necessity when working on a team and it’s also valuable when working solo (though a shorter guide may suffice). In either situation, here are some benefits of writing an eLearning visual style guide.

Basic Color Theory Color theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications - enough to fill several encyclopedias. However, there are three basic categories of color theory that are logical and useful : The color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used. Color theories create a logical structure for color. For example, if we have an assortment of fruits and vegetables, we can organize them by color and place them on a circle that shows the colors in relation to each other. Web Design Tutorials Welcome to the web site design tutorial section. Web design is a pleasure and we're sure you'll enjoy designing and developing sites with these simple tutorials and tips. These tutorials are easy to follow and fun to do! From website design tips and ideas to CSS Styles, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash and Fireworks and you'll find all you need to know about web design right here! Responsive Website Design Tutorial!

Color Codes Matching Chart HTML (CMYK, RGB Hex) Color Moods in Logo Design The logo designer can already transmit a basic mood by the choice of color codes but their connotations can differ widely from culture to culture. For example, pink: In Europe it stands for softness and being childish, but in Korea it stands for trust. Typical uses of colors in North America and Western Europe include: Activity (Red, Orange, Yellow); Honesty (White, Blue, Green); Functionality (White, Grey, Black); Ideal (White, Blue, Gold); Cleverness (White, Blue, Silver); Performance (Blue, Gold, Red); Innovation (Violet, Orange, Silver); Objectivity (White, Grey, Blue); Speed (Silver, Red, Yellow). Complementary colors Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce a grey-scale color like white or black.[1] When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors. Due to this striking color clash, the term opposite colors is often considered more appropriate than "complementary colors".

The Educational Benefit of Ugly Fonts A few months ago, I wrote a speculative blog post about e-readers. Although I love my Kindle, I worried that these new gadgets made the act of reading a little bit too easy, and that this visual ease might lead, one day, to a shallower engagement with our texts. It was a rather tortured argument, an awkward mash-up of McLuhan and fMRI research. Basic color schemes: Color Theory Introduction With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness.

TOTEMS Wooden Building Blocks by Dino Sanchez TOTEMS is a new set of stackable wooden blocks designed by Dino Sanchez. For people of all ages to use in the playroom or at the office, each block is handmade in the US from solid oak and walnut with non-toxic finishes. Four blocks to a set feature four unique faces and each measure 1.75″ cubed. The TOTEMS are now available through various retailers and through the Dino Sanchez Shop.

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