SCTD Color Theory -Final Exam

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Additive color

color in the form of direct light

Subtractive color

reflected light, paints, media, object color

light

the ONLY cause of color

Hue

the name of a color

Saturation

the degree of brightness or purity of a color

Value

degree of lightness or darkness of a color

Primary colors of light (additive)

Red, Green, Blue

Primary colors of media (subtractive)

Red, Yellow, Blue

gradient

intervals of color or value too close to detect, a gradual wash

achromatic

no discernable color

monochromatic

having only one color

analogous colors

adjacent to each other on the color wheel

complementary colors

opposite each other on the color wheel, combine to make chromatic neutrals

Isaac Newton

discovered that color derives from white light.

media/medium

the form or substance through which an idea is conveyed

moire pattern

an unintentional pattern that forms when color separations are not properly offset.

hexachrome

a 6 color printing process

spot color

solid, specialty colors applied individually to printing presses

graphic

something drawn or written

the number of ways a pixel can be altered

bit depth

CRT

cathode ray tube

LCD

liquis crystal display

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