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unit 2 Comm of Color


Analogous colors Colors located adjacent to each on th color wheel
CMYK (cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) the four ink colors used to create most process color printing
Color Scheme an arrangement of colors often based on their
Color theory relationship between colors often based on their location on a color wheel
Color wheel a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle
Communication of Color eye/mind perception of color; meanings associated with color
Complementary of Colors lower wavelengths (violet) absorbed, see complemtary color (wheel goes around roygbv)
Custom Color color designed by the user specifically for a document
Hue the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength , the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
Monochromatic colors All the hues (tints and shades) of a single color.
Pantone color matching system that uses a series of cards to identify specific colors
Process Color use of many colors in a publication (most commonly CMYK)
RGB (red, green, and blue) The three colors used to create a color space that consists of three dots, one for each color; Also called a triad.
Saturation the brightness or dullness of a color
Shade the addition of black pigment, or a complementary pigment, to another pigment to create a darker value of that color.
Split-complementary colors color scheme consisting of one color combined with the two other colors that are located on either side of its opposite (complementary) color
Spot color a printing technique that uses one premixed color ink for each color used in a publication
Tint created when white is added to a color
Triadic Colors Using three colors that are equal distance apart on the color wheel
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