Presentation on theme: "Light and Color Section 4. Light and Matter When light strikes any matter it can interact with matter in 3 different ways: It can be: reflected, absorbed."— Presentation transcript:
Light and Matter When light strikes any matter it can interact with matter in 3 different ways: It can be: reflected, absorbed or transmitted. Transmission- is the passing of light through matter.
Types of Matter Transparent: matter through which visible light is easily transmitted ( ex. air, glass and water) Translucent: matter transmits light but also scatters the light as it passes through the matter. (ex. wax paper) Opaque: matter that does not transmit any light(wood and metal)
Colors of Objects Light reaches your eyes after being reflected off an object or after being transmitted through an object.
Colors of Opaque Objects When white light strikes a colored opaque object some colors are absorbed and some are reflected. Only the light that is reflected Reaches your eyes and this is the color you see.
Mixing Colors of Light Red blue and green are the primary colors of light These three colors can be combined in different ratios to produce all colors of visible light Secondary colors are produced by adding 2 primary colors together
Colors Combining colors of light is called color addition
COLOR ADDITION Cyan = blue + green Magenta = red + blue Yellow = red + green
Mixing of Color Pigment Pigments: are materials that give a substance its color by absorbing some color of light and reflecting others. Chlorophyll and melanin are examples of pigments. Mixing of color pigments is called color subtraction.
Pigments The primary pigments are yellow, cyan and magenta