Color in Digital Art

Vocabulary –  from Digital Foundations Ch5

  • Hue is color (e.g. red, blue, green, yellow)
  • IntensitySaturationChroma and Brilliance all refer to how much pigment is in a color, which translates to how vivid a color appears.
  • Value is measured by how much white or black is mixed with a hue, or, it can be registered as the grayscale equivalent of a color.
  • Shades are a hue mixed with black.
  • Tints are a hue mixed with white.
  • Analogous colors are adjacent on the color wheel.
  • Complementary colors directly oppose each other on the color wheel.

Here are a few links about Color Theory

Graphic Design the New Basics: Color

Color Theory on Wikipedia

Basic Color Theory

Color Theory for Web Designers

color wheel

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