What exactly is wavelength? The order of colors in light, arranged from shortest wavelength to longest, is called the visible spectrum of light. You might recognize the spectrum as the order of colors in a rainbow.
How does wavelength relate to digital media ? Wavelength relates to digital media because digital media focuses on the color and what’s appearing to the human eye just like light spectrums in wavelengths. Wavelength is measured in units of distance: mm, cm, m, nano meters, micro meters, etc
Definition Intensity is the purity or strength of a color. You can change the intensity of a color by adding white, black, gray, or the color's complement or opposite color on the color wheel.
Examples A color's complement, if added to that color, will lower its intensity.
If you wish to tone down a bright, pure color and lower the saturation, add both black and white together (gray), or the color's opposite on the color wheel. It's often advantageous to paint with a variety of intensities, to avoid a simplistic, "too sweet" effect.
Color Wheel An illustrative organization of color hues around a circle that shows relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, complementary colors, and so on. There are many variations of how it’s portrayed. It displays how colors are represented in the light color spectrum.
Color Wheel: Purpose(s) Many artists and designers use it to: Mix colors. Determine colors. Select colors. In other words, it graphically shows what colors to mix to get the effect you want. It is the basis
Examples: In terms of determining color, color schemes are often used, for example: – Monochromatic: only one color from the wheel is used. Interest is generated by using different values of the color ranging from light to dark. – Complimentary: colors that are opposite on the color wheel is used, opposites intensify each other. – Analogous (Harmonious): the colors used are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Three to six colors are used with one predominating.
What are Secondary colors? When you get a three new mixtures are called secondary colors. Secondary colors are formed when two primary colors are blended together. Black and white are not a secondary colors.
Teach Us Color Tint- is a delicate or pale color. A color is made lighter by adding white.
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What Is Digital Media Art? Artistic expression has evolved through the ages of human civilization based on the tools we have at hand. Ten thousand years ago our ancestors painted on cave walls with natural pigments.
What Is Saturation? Saturation refers to the brightness or dullness of colors.
What Does It Do.? Applying saturation effects to an image slightly increases the file size, but makes it more attractive. For example, an original company logo with a file size of 8 kilobytes does not boast vibrant colors. If it is slightly saturated, the logo becomes brighter and more colorful, but the file size increases by 1 kilobyte.
Saturation Scale A saturation scale demonstrates the effects of mixing complementary colors together. You will learn some of the finer points of color adjusting and will mix an achromatic gray using colored paints. The first step is to find an exact set of complements. You will then construct a scale that goes from one hue to it's complement in a series of steps with gray in the middle.
What is color temperature? ● Color temperature is way of describing the color characteristics of light. Each light source has its own individual “color temperature”. When the color temperature is high, more blue light exists. When the color temperature is low, there is more red. ● Color temperature is measured in Kelvin
Definition Cool colors = calming effect. Blue, green, and purple are examples of cool colors. In nature blue is water and green is plant life. http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/~wakefield/amv/theory-color.htm
Variegated It’s actual definition is to give variety to something or someone. What this actually means is that you make the object more appealing to the eye. (Whether this makes it stand out or make it less lame). It makes it Pop! Great examples are before and after pictures of an image.
Some examples of Variegated: A redesigned kitchen. A funny example, a redesigning of Michael.
What does that mean? A color directly opposite another on a color wheel and providing the greatest chromatic contrast to it
A few more facts.. In color theory, two colors are called complementary if, when mixed in the proper proportion, they produce a neutral color (grey, white, or black). A Complementary or Contrasting Color Combination is derived from choosing colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. When they are mixed together, they will produce gray.
Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel They are pleasant to the human eye because they are so closely related Blend well together What is analogous Color?
What are Neutral Colors? They are the ugly colors. Colors that are not bright like red and green and yellow. They are opaque colors. They have undertones of color.
These types of colors are usually used in house decorating. And arent seen that much around in fashion.
Color Management Handles the different appearances on COLOR. The way they determine the closest color range is by using an ICC profile. ICC manages the way color is converted from one device to another.
Color Management Making sure that the colors syncs correctly with the different devices you present with. For example: – When you make a red box in illustrator and print it out the colors wont sync correctly because the software manages the color from the ICC profile. – Converting the CMYK from the software to a different format like RGB when printing
Color Management For example, the colors you see from an LCD screen to a projector to a HDTV screen to paper Color management makes sure the colors convert effectively, or as close to the original file to create a better visual. The International Color Consortium is a system that converts the color from one system to another.
Full Color Modes CMYK-Cyan Magenta Yellow Key (Blue, Black, Brown) RGB-Red Green Blue Lab- color-opponent space with dimension L for lightness and a and b for the color-opponent dimensions. HSB- (Hue Saturation Brightness) Each value is represented by a number. The more this value tends to 0, the brighter the color is. The more this value tends to 100 the darker the color is. HSL- (Hue Saturation Lightness) Saturation indicates the purity of a color. Highly saturated colors are vivid, while desaturated colors are dull or dirty. Saturation characterizes colorfulness relative to a neutral gray of the same brightness. It is represented by the distance from the center of the color wheel.
Basic Color Modes Indexed- Palette Grayscale- Gray, White, Black
Special Color Modes Duotone- Duotone is a halftone reproduction of an image using the superimposition of one contrasting color halftone over another color halftone. Multichannel-Designed for storage of masks and for specialized printing.
This color mode is mainly the use of Red, Green, Blue and how they mix into one another to create other color affects. It may sometimes be displayed through a cathode-ray tube; meaning it portrays a beam of light through it.
They use RGB to display the pictures or images we see on a computer screen. This technique creates very clear images and precise.
This is the final look of the colors when printed. Graphic designers use CMYK to see how the picture will look when wanting to print. They see their work on screen in RGB, but their final printed piece will be in CMYK. Changing the RGB colors into CMYK colors that way what gets printed looks the same as what looks like on the monitor. Short for Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black What is CMYK Color Mode ?
Spot color is color reproduced by an opaque, premixed, standard ink chosen from a color system Process color is reproduced from using translucent inks of primary colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (CMYK) What is spot color?
What is LAB Color Mode? Lab Color Mode is based on human perception of color. The numeric values in Lab describe all the colors that a person with normal vision sees. LAB Color mode has a lightness component (L) that can range from 0 to 100.
What is it? A color model is a system for making a range of colors from a small set of primary colors.
Types of Color Models The two most common colors models are the RGB model (Red-Blue-Green) and the CMYK model (Cyan-Magenta-Black- Yellow). The RGB is used for computer displays, and the CMYK used for printed material.
What is Gamut? In color reproduction, including computer graphics and photography, it is a certain complete subset of colors. The entire range of colors available on a particular device such as a monitor or printer.
What does Gamut Do? It is referred to the complete set of colors found within an image at a given time. It helps select the color you need. Ex. When we did the color wheel project.