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Simple, Practical Color Theory

Simple, Practical Color Theory
The mastery of color theory, relations and harmonies is one of the primary steps to uncovering the full beauty and potential of your images (in the realms of art, design and/or photography). Find out more in this simple, practical, colorful guide. Color Models Depending on your background and your purpose, you will view primary colors differently. Primary color models can be divided into two categories: additive and subtractive. The additive primary colors are obtained by light: red, green and blue (RGB). The subtractive primary colors are obtained by the subtraction of light: cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY). Color Model Application: RGB: Photography, video/film and design. CMYK: Print design. RYB: Art, painting and design. RGB and RYB Confused? In regards to design, the purpose of the color wheel is to aid the creation of visually harmonious color schemes not to confuse you. Now that we’ve covered the various color models and their uses, we can proceed with confidence. RGB Color Model Triad Hue Related:  COULEUR

10 Tricks You Didn't Know Your Camera Could Do (and How to Make Them Happen) Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every moment on camera and you can come along, if you’d like. Sign up for my weekly email here so you’ll never miss a Time Out. Zach Sutton’s informative article, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Camera, on Tuts+ caught my eye last week. 1. Bracketing is a function I used to use in my old film days when I wasn’t quite sure which shutter speed to use for a proper exposure. 2. I recently started using back button focus and, while it took a couple weeks to get used to, I’m now wondering how I ever got along without it! 3. I shoot primarily in the RAW format, so I never really paid much attention to the picture style options on my Canon 5D Mark III. 4. The In-Camera HDR function in newer DSLRs is designed to save you some post processing time when creating HDR images. 5. This is another function harkening back to film photography. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The Science Behind Design Color Theory Color Theory has been a subject of interest for years in the art community. The rules and guidelines hold true when working on digital projects just as much as physical items. There is a lot to learn in the subject of color so I’m going to cover just some of the key points. Color Terminology Terms are very important when it comes to working as a designer. Hue is one I’m sure most have at least heard of before. Most web developers are familiar with RGB values for hues. Saturation is another buzz word designers have probably heard of but never truly defined. Color sets with less saturation work best as background elements in a website. Their light-blue background is the perfect level of saturation to fit in a background setting. Tone or value is a term most haven’t heard of. As an example you’ll find more tone in a bright yellow or red than with navy blue. Shades and tints are polar opposites of each other and fit in similar to tones. Relationships for Color Theory Color Theory in Practice

The Professional Designer's Guide to using Black | RGB, CMYK, Rich, Cool and Pantone Black Hello! My name is Andrew Kelsall, a Creative Designer & Illustrator who designs logos, stationary, CD sleeves and other custom works. I design for clients worldwide, including the USA, Australia and here in the UK. Short Bio: I’m a Christian, family man & sci-fi fan, who holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design. I aim to answer all design quote requests within 24 hours on weekdays (and often over the weekend, too), and will respond with an accurate quotation which is tailored to your initial request. Ready to get started? Note: This form is for custom requests such as Posters, Brochures or other print-work. → General Quote Request form → Logo Design Quote Request → CD Sleeve Quote Request If you don’t get an email back from me in a timely manner, please check your Spam/Trash folder. See these Related Posts here on Andrew Kelsall Design...

Color Management: Calibration and Profiling – Graphic design tut Introduction Welcome to the second post in our color management series. Be sure to check out Part One if you haven’t already done so. Today we’re going to talk about the importance of calibrating and profiling your input & output devices in your color management workflow. Profiling the display When we’re looking at a photo, or anything for that matter, on our monitor display, we’re basically looking at a huge number of pixels, each of which displays a certain color. Furthermore, the monitor display changes the way it interprets color information overtime, so you need to constantly tune your monitor to display color correctly, and this is when calibration and profiling of the monitor display comes into place. Profiling the display has two parts to it. This being said, this process is creating a profile for your monitor that will always work as a link between your computer and your display to make sure the screen is displaying the right color it’s being told by your computer to display.

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Beware Mag | Chris McCaw et le soleil Le travail de Chris McCaw porte sur la trace photographique que laisse le soleil. La façon dont il s’imprime sur ses œuvres est tout à fait particulière, en effet il brûle le papier photographique sur sa trajectoire de manière concentrée. Les temps de pause qu’utilise Chris McCaw sont longs, allant de 2 à 8 heures. Le soleil apparait sur les photos comme une trainée blanche qui suit son déplacement dans le ciel, faisant plus ou moins apparaitre les autres éléments du paysage. Toujours dans cette volonté de faire apparaitre le soleil de différentes manières Chris McCaw a tenté d’autres processus en utilisant des papiers noirs et blancs ou encore du papier recouvert de gélatine, qui cuit avec le soleil et offre alors des teintes rouges-orangées. Avec ses photographies Chris McCaw montre que le photographe est plus qu’un intermédiaire entre la photo et le réel.