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SCTD Color Theory -Graphics- Midterm Exam

This set is a study guide for Quiz one of Sullivan College of Technology and Design's Color Theory class for graphic design students. It covers the main points of chapter one and two of Linda Holtzchue's Understanding Color fourth edition.
STUDY
PLAY
direct light (sun, monitor, bulb)
The Additive Color model refers to colors generated by what?
by reflected and absorbed light (paint, object surface colors, crayons)
The Subtractive Color model refers to colors generated how?
light
this is the ONLY cause of color:
no visible light means...
no color
The Subtractive primary colors
Red, Yellow, and Blue
The 3 components that make up a given color are:
Hue, Saturation, Value
Hue
the name of a color
Saturation
the brightness, purity, or intensity of a color
Value
darkness or lightness of a color
color theory
study of the properties and the philosophy of color
The Process colors, also known as the secondary colors of the Additive color model:
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
The wavelength of light that lies just beyond red, and is not visible to humans without technology.
Infrared
Additive color primaries
Red, Green, Blue
Additive secondaries
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
The wavelength of light that lies just beyond violet, and is not visible to humans without technology.
Ultra-violet
Analogous color scheme
Colors beside one another on the color wheel.
Complementary color scheme
Colors opposite each other on the color wheel
Monochromatic
A color scheme with only 1 color, including values and tints.
Achromatic
Lacking color, or having no discernible color
Poly-chromatic
A multi-hued color scheme; having more than one color.