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25 Apr

color plays a huge role in the elements of design. Color can guide the viewer of your work or, draw the eye to important words with red text. A piece that uses a color scheme instead of just using your favorite colors all just mashed into a project is much more appealing to the eye. Give things emphasis with contrasting color.

below are some sites with information you will find useful in the study of color.

I am in no way affiliated to any of these sites, these are just sites that will get you started in the right direction for learning more about color.

Color

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color

Color theory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_theory

Other color resources

http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory – I really like the way this site uses graphics, and information to explain color. navigate the pages to dive into other areas of COLOR.

http://www.worqx.com/color/index.htm – A site that has some useful information about color.

http://www.ficml.org/jemimap/style/color/wheel.html – sites like this one let you choose a scheme, then you can take a small screen capture of the colors that may have the hexadecimal # for that color, bring this screen cap into your software you are using and sample colors from it.

Watch how here.

This is a video that is part of my Blog, it shows how to use a color swatch from a website and use it in a program like after effects. the full blog post can be seen on my Blog https://itvteacher.wordpress.com/

Color picker swatches and palettes.

http://r0k.us/graphics/SIHwheel.html#spot – a Java plug-in color tool

http://www.colourlovers.com/tools – colourlovers has some free color tools that are handy.

http://colorschemedesigner.com/ – a color scheme maker

http://kuler.adobe.com/ – one of my all time favorites. You can also download and use the adobe air Kuler app. I am pretty sure you must be online to use the air app though.

http://www.colorblender.com/

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in News, Uncategorized

 

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One response to “Color

  1. itvteacher

    April 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    while researching todays blog post I came across this.
    http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/web/50-totally-free-lessons-in-graphic-design-theory/
    scroll down a little and there are some color theory lessons.

     

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