Nan Hu

ITS 364



Chapter 5

1. Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs. Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. Make sure you have enough contrast when choosing an analogous color scheme.

2. The Triadic color scheme is aptly named as it consists of three colors that are spaced evenly around the color wheel; when the colors are linked by a straight line, they form a triangle. The three colors used in this scheme tend to sit well together and can be quite lively and harmonious. As with the Analogous color scheme it is recommended that one color govern the design while using the other two colors to complement.

3. the three most common color models in digital media. The three most common color models are RGB, CMYK, and HSB

4. RGB (red, green, and blue) RGB (red, green, and blue) refers to a system for representing the colors to be used on a computer display. Red, green, and blue can be combined in various proportions to obtain any color in the visible spectrum. Levels of R, G, and B can each range from 0 to 100 percent of full intensity.

5. While most colors translate pretty well from one color mode to the other, subtle color shifting is common when converting from RGB to CMYK (and vice versa), requiring some manual adjustments to get things just right. For example, many software programs will translate a 100% blue RGB value into a CMYK color that looks more purple than blue.

6. The phrase "out of gamut" refers to a range of colors that cannot be reproduced within the CMYK color space used for commercial printing. Graphics software is designed to work with images in the RGB color space throughout the editing process.

7. RGB is the color scheme that is most often associated with electronic displays, such as CRT, LCD monitors, digital cameras and scanners. Contrary to the CMYK method, RGB is an additive type of color mode that combines the primary colors, red, green and blue, in varying levels, to create a variety of different colors.

8. Adobe Color is integrated right within Illustrator and lets you create, save, and access your color themes. You can also explore the many public color themes available on Adobe Color and filter them in several ways: Most Popular, Most Used, Random, themes you've published, or themes you've appreciated in the past.

9. HSL and HSV(also refer as HSB) are both cylindrical geometries (fig. 2), with hue, their angular dimension, starting at the red primary at 0, passing through the green primary at 120 and the blue primary at 240, and then wrapping back to red at 360. In each geometry, the central vertical axis comprises the neutralachromatic, or gray colors, ranging from black at lightness 0 or value 0, the bottom, to white at lightness 1 or value 1, the top.

10. Wassily Kandinsky was one of the first pioneers of color theory. A renowned Russian painter and art theorist, he is often considered the founder of abstract art. Kandinsky believed the following colors communicate the following qualities:

2. Use image editing software to create a new document that is the default size. Draw a variety of six shapes on your documents. They can be different shapes and sizes. Use a color theme, as discussed in the textbook, to fill each shape. Label the image with an explanation of your theme. Save as 5_Apply_themes. LO 5.4