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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