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Communication of Color

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Analogous colors   colors located adjacent to each on the color wheel  
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)   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 located 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 (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, blue)   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 (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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