COLOR & VALUE THEORY

Understanding color theory is a fundamental principle across all disciplines
of design. Learning to master the subtleties and nuances of hue, saturation, and value, pairing complementary hues, and contrast, can be the differences between producing exceptionally refined and sophisticated work, or merely "colored, colorful" work.

THE COLOR WHEEL

The color wheel forms the foundation of understanding color and color mixing with pigmented paints. Using markers to color mix is possible, but takes a great deal of practice to get reliable results and/or figure out the unique nuances of one's particular markers and/or colors that will mix to produce specific colors. Generally, it's simply much easier to buy some new markers
in the target hue you're after, then you can tune the color slightly by adding another hue or gray value to refine the color.

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

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HUE, VALUE, SATURATION

COLOR SPACE GAMUT - DIGITAL WORK SPACE

The RGB color space achievable today may be significantly wider on the latest 4k or 5k TVs and Monitors. As the technology improves, the gamut increases as well.

COLOR MANAGEMENT GUIDE, PHOTOSHOP

a comprehensive guide

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