34 terms

Using Color

Using color unit from The Non-Designer's Design Book
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Primary colors
red, yellow, blue
Secondary colors
Mixing a primary color with an equal amount of the one next to it.
Green
Mixing yellow and blue
Purple
Mixing blue and red
Orange
Mixing red and yellow
Tertiary colors
The result of mixing equal parts of the colors on each side of the color wheel.
Tertiary
This means third
Black
The combination of all colors, in the CMYK color model
White
An absence of all colors, in the CMYK color model
Complementary
Colors directly across from each other on the color wheel.
Triad
A set of three colors equidistance from each other
Primary triad
The primary colors used in combination
Secondary triad
Using green, orange and purple in combination
Split complement
Choose a primary color, but add two colors from each side of its compliment.
Analogous
A combination of three to four colors next to each other on the wheel
Hue
Pure color
Shade
Adding black to a hue
Tint
Adding white to a hue
Monochromatic
A color combination composed of one hue and any of its corresponding tints and shades
Tones
Different values of colors
Tone
The quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of any color
Warm colors
Colors with some reds or yellows in them
Cool colors
Colors with some blue in them
Front
Warm colors come to the __
Recede
Cool colors __ into the background
CMYK
Term meaning cyan, magenta, yellow and a key (black) color
Four
CMYK is a __-color process
CMYK
Used for printing a book, poster, cookie boxes, etc.
RGB
Stands for red, green and blue
RGB
Colors you see on your computer monitor, TV, iPhone, etc.
White
In RGB colors, mixing all colors together
Black
In RGB colors, deleting all colors
RGB
Makes smaller file sizes
Loses
Switching back and forth from CMYK to RGB __ a little data each time.