study guide for Sullivan College of Technology and Design's color theory for Graphic designers, qiuz 4, chapters 7-9 of Linda Holtzschue's 4th edition of Understanding Color.
First person to split white light into component wavelengths of color with a prism
the concept that light ALONE generates color is the basis of what scientific discipline?
person who identidied the the three primary colors (Subtractive)
german color theorist whose writings about the EFFECTS of color form much of the artist/designer point of view on color theory
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
harmony can be defined as:
everything in balance, everything belonging in its place.
a pleasing sense of harmony can be created between any two colors by creating between them a series of:
a sense of unbalance, edginess, things out of order between color relationships can be called:
dissonance, or disharmony
an artist or designers medium is:
a base plus a colorant.
colorants fully dissolved in a solution/solvent and bond with a material on a molecular level
finely ground particles of colorant suspended in a liquid and sits on material surface
principle medium for printing and reprographics
100% magenta plus 100% yellow (process colors)=
100% yellow plus 100% cyan (process colors)=
100% magenta plus 100% cyan (process colors)=
the 'K' in CMYK stands for
KEY color (usually black)
6 color process
individually mixed colors, like metallics or day-glo colors that must be applied by hand
tiny dots of CMYK printed in individual layers and off-set to form a rosette pattern.
the quantity of a color needed to make a perceptible difference when added to another color
in CMYK printing, black is added in increments of