Color Theory

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Understanding color theory will help you appreciate and make more effective color choices.


1. The Best Books On Color Theory
Deepen your appreciation and understanding of color with these books.

2. What Is Color Theory ? | Download
Here are the essentials on which you can base your conceptual foundation of color.

3. An Artist’s Palette | Download
One of the most distinctive things about an artist’s work is his or her use of color.

4. One Strategy For Creating Many Successful Color Palettes

Most successful palettes do this one thing.

5. How To Find The Infinite Color Possibilities One Image Contains

The possibilities seem limitless. Explore your options before you commit to a solution.

6. Why B&W And Color Don’t Mix
They’re two different realities; unless you use them as a code for that, present them separately.

7. B&W Palettes | Download
Here are a few examples of black and white palettes drawn from the history of photographic practice.

8. B&W Expanding the Definition | Download
What is a black and white image? Your definition may be very narrow or very broad.

9. 3 Types of Color

10. 3 Elements of Color

11. Color Analysis

12. Graphing Color

13. Saturation

14. Color Temperature 

15. Gradation

16. Simultaneous Contrast

17. Transparency & Translucency

18. The Weight Of Color

19. Proportion | Coming Soon

20. A Brief History Of The Color Wheel

21. Why Photographers’ And Painters’ Color Wheels Differ

22. How To Use Color Wheels | Coming

23. The Colors Of The Seasons | Coming

24. The Colors Of A Place | Coming

25. All The Words Of The Rainbow

Find the words to describe that color or figure out what that word means.

26. Color is an Event

It happens when a source, a surface, and a viewer come together.


Take The X-Rite ColorIQ Challenge

1. Exercise File – Memory
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2. Exercise File – After Image | Coming

3. Exercise File – Transparency | Coming

4. Exercise File – Intervals | Coming

5. Exercise File – Simultaneous Contrast 3=4  | Coming

6. Exercise File – Simultaneous Contrast 4=2 | Coming

7. Exercise File – Optically Neutral  | Coming

8. Exercise File – Analysis  | Coming


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