Introduction to Colour Principles - Part 1;
It covers such as spectrum, billions of variation of colour, we don't all see colour the same.All based of basic fundamental theories.
The ability to perceive colour, is from the principle that different colours have different length and strength wave lengths. As light travels in waves, the different frequency of each wave shows different colours.
- Primary colours, red yellow and blue, because you can't make those colour by mixing other colours.
- Secondary colours, violet green and orange, because they are made up from mixing the primary colours. Mixing only two of the Primary colours.
- Tertiarys are the colours made up of the primary and secondary colours, the intermediate colour.
A different set of Primarys, designed for web and tvs, anything that that is to be seen on screen or through projection which is known as RGB. The other set of primary colours is CMYK, is used when dealing with print, it is seen as physical colour.
Subtracted colour means that when you mix the primary colours together, you are actually removing colour from one another.
CMYK are the primary colours whereas RBG are secondary, when using a subtractive colours system. CMYK arethe secondary colours whereas RGB are primary, when using additive colour system.
Diffferent ways of producing and developing colours through pigment and light. There is a lot of different colour models and colour modes out there. This is optically mixing colours, rather than physically mixing it, using light. The sky is blue as it is a weaker wave lengths, it gets reflected and refracted into out eyes, whereas red and green are strong wavelengths. Its only perceived colours as it optics.
Primay, Secondary and Turtiary colours on a colour wheel.
Complimentary colours are the direct opposite on the colour wheel. Optically they are directly opposed to each other, and they don't work together, they destroy each other.
When mixing the complimentary colours together you are subtracting the colours, therefore coming out with a dull grey colour.
All these are colours as well and impact the way that we see different colours around them.
All of this comes down to the ability to read colours, and perceive colours.
Shade - How bright something is and how dull something is, gets duller as we desaturate. Darker colours absorbe more light.
Tint - Reducing the chramatic value, reflecting more light as it has a higher luminance. Chramatic value is lower.
Tone - Desaturating the colour, it has very little colour value in it.
This shows that they are the same colour, and simply by changing the colour of the surrounding its changes the way which you see the colour and perceive it. Lot of different things effect the way you see a colour.