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Unit 2

Unit 2: Communication of Color

Analogous colors Colors located adjacent to each on the color wheel.
CMYK The four ink colors used to create most process color printing
Color Scheme An arrangement of colors designed to create a specific response
Color Theory Relationship between colors often based on their location on a color wheel.
Color Wheel Circle containing a spectrum of color.
Communication of Color eye/mind perception of color, meanings associated with color.
Complementary Colors Colors locared directly opposite one another on the color wheel
Custom Color Color designed by the user specifically for a document
Hue All tints and shades of a color; red, orange. and blue are all hues
Monochromatic colors All the hues of a single color
Pantone Color matching sustem that uses a series of cards to identify specific colors.
Process Color Use of many colors in a publication
RGB Color model used to display color on computer monitors, televisions, and similar devices.
Saturation The intensity of a color; how close it is to a pure hue
Shade Created when black is added to a color
Split-Complementary Colors Color scheme consisting of one color combined with the two colors located on either side of its opposite color.
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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