Colour Theory

Week 7

RGB and CMYK

RGB stands for red, green and blue. It’s the colour system used by monitors, digital cameras and scanners. In these devices, the colour is created by the effect of light moving directly into the eye, i.e, the more light is added, the lighter the result gets. The brightness of an RGB image is messured from 0-255.

CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). It’s the colour system used by printers. In a printer, the colour is created by mixing ink; the more colour (ink) is added, the darker the result gets. The brightness of an CMYK images is messured in ink percentage on a scale from 0-100.

COLOUR SCHEMES

I created four colour schemes making use of the tool Adobe Color. Here are my results.

Monochromatic
Analogous

PHOTO COLOUR EFFECTS

For this part I had to use a colour photo and create different colour effects using Photoshop.

Original
Fluorescent duotone
Monochrome look
Split toning
Sepia (colour effect of my choice)

BOOK COVER

For this last part of the assignment I had to design a book cover for one of the following titles:
– “Rosemary’s Baby” by Ira Levin
– “Animal Farm” by George Orwell
– “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I must make use of colour to express the desired meaning, and the cover should show the title and the author’s name.

My choice was “The Secret Garden” and I used secondary colours to express naivety, honesty and harmony.


Sources:
http://digital-media-ba.blogspot.com/2015/10/rgb-vscmyk.html
https://www.freeimages.com/photo/trondheim-old-town-1381869