LA – Color Theory Q1

Research and written assignment

1. After watching the video with Nigel French, I have gotten a better understanding of the color systems RGB and CMYK. And here is how I wold explain them with my own words:

This is a additive color system. Meaning that the three colors Red, Green and Blue (RGB) is added together to get the entire spectrum of the colors that the system represent. When combined these colors form white.
RGB is rated in its brightness level. With 0 as the lowest being black, and 255 as the highest being white. The higher the number the brighter the color. RGB appears brighter on screen than on print (CMYK).

This color system is used for on screen images. On monitors, such as computer, television or web. There can be some small changes in the color from monitor to monitor, but nothing big.
The file size of images in RGB is smaller than images in CMYK.


This is a subtractive color system, meaning that if you have the same amount of these colors you get black (subtracting light). CMYK stand for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (black).

CMYK is used for printing, and has four primary colors, unlike RGB with three.
Its rated in percentage from 0-100, with 0 being the lightest and 100 being the darkest shade of the color.


2. The other assignment was to watch the video about Kuler on, and make four color schemes:

This means that the colors has the same hue, but differs in saturation and brightness.Skjermbilde 2016-05-27 kl. 20.35.03.png

Complementary colors is when you have colors on the exact opposite from each other on the color wheel  (polar opposite colors).Skjermbilde 2016-05-27 kl. 21.13.44.png

Means that you have colors based on three distinct places on the color wheel.Skjermbilde 2016-05-27 kl. 21.34.37.png

This means to match colors with adjacent hues (colors next to each other).
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