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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

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.

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

Cartes de voeux pour Informaticiens !| Webmaster – Ressources et outils gratuits pour votre site internet – Free Tools| Free Tools, Le meilleur des outils gratuits pour webmaster 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...

10 logiciels gratuits de capture d'?cran vid?o Voici une liste très utile de logiciels de capture d’écran vidéo. Des applications qui permettent donc d’enregistrer en flux vidéo ce qui se passe sur l’écran d’un PC, afin de produire par exemple des vidéos de formation ou de support. Longtemps payants (et souvent assez chers), ces logiciels n’ont pas échappé à la vague du gratuit, et ce sont pas moins de 10 applications qui sont aujourd’hui disponibles. (dernière mise à jour : 02/04/2014) 1. Probablement le plus connu, permet d’enregistrer au format AVI et SWF. O.S.: Windows 2. Permet aussi d’enregistrer du son avec un micro avec la vidéo. O.S.: Windows, Mac OS X 3. Logiciel open source qui sort des vidéos en AVI et FLV, et permet aussi d’enregistrer une autre entrée vidéo avec une webcam pendant le screencast. 4. Un logiciel de création de présentations et didacticiels qui pemet d’ajouter des notes au screencast. O.S.: Windows, Linux 5. Basé sur CamStudio, avec des performances améliorées. 6. 7. 8. O.S.: tous, normalement 9. O.S.: tous 10.

Coolors.co - The super fast color schemes generator Clue ? A fun and easy way to test what people remember on your website. 10 Usability Tips for Web Designers Simply put, usability is making your website easy for your visitors to find the information they need when they need it. A common misconception about usability amongst web companies is that usability is expensive. Yes, there are multi-national companies that spend thousands of dollars on usability tests and research, but for an everyday company usability is achievable without the knowledge of usability experts or without expensive equipment for testing. Web designers have an even easier job to do, just by reading usability articles they can accumulate a fairly good knowledge about usability basics and how to implement them on a website. 1. A tagline is a statement or a motto that represents a company’s, or in our case a website’s, philosophy and mission. Statistics show that a website has just 8 seconds to capture a visitor’s attention for them to browse the site further. 2. As with taglines, site search is a very important element on a website. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Summary

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