Color Theory

Watch: Must-Know Graphic Design Essentials, Summed Up In One Adorable Animation

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via GCFLearnFree.org<br>“Design is easy. All you need to do is draw,” said no expert …

Graphic Design

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What Every Marketer Should Know About Color Theory

Color theory is the art and science of colors, our understanding of how colors mix, how people perceive colors, and the message the colors …

Marketing

How to Make Better Color Photographs

I love color, even though I wear all black.<p>Why color?<p>To perceive color is human. We need to perceive color to survive.<p>Red is the color of blood, …

Street Photography

Back To The Grind With UX And UI: Links You May Have Missed

After a long weekend, we caught up on happenings in UX/UI design, including color theory and a wacky game that simulates the ‘thrill’ of computer …

UX Design

Color Theory: Brief Guide For Designers.

Many people think the choice of colors for UI mostly depends on the designer’s taste and sense of beauty. However, the process of the color selection …

Digital Design

Top 7 Books on Colors and Color Theory for Artists

This is a selection of books I've found useful and accessible for learning more about colors, paint pigments, and color mixing. Given that color is …

Graphic Design

Inside DigitasLBi XD: Erika Decker, Lead Experience Designer

<b>Inside DigitasLBi XD</b> <i>is an interview series of the Boston XD team’s “Unicorn of the Month.”</i><p><b>Where are you from?</b><p>I come from the Metro West area of …

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The Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Photographers

Color is all around us, and when used correctly it can help your images come to life. Color has the power to transform your compositions; from dull …

Tutorials

Top 10 Sites for Designers: June 2017 Edition

<i>The HOW In-House Design Awards deadline is 11:59pm EDT on Monday, June 5. Enter today to ensure your team is under consideration for a free Big</i> …

Graphic Design

Watch the Intricate Techniques Artists Use to Digitally Colorize Historical B&W Photographs

The accurate colorization of old black-and-white photos involves a combination of artistry, painstaking research, physics and digital technology. And …

World War I

Bye Bye, Clipart: 3 Tips and Tools for Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes in Slide Design

Have you upgraded your slide decks recently? Though that question might earn a few eye rolls from Google Slides and Powerpoint veterans, in today’s …

Graphic Design

The Surprising Logic Behind Color Names Across Different Cultures

<b>You might have grasped</b> a good amount of knowledge about color theory by studying trends, palettes and wheels, but how would color theory apply in a …

Graphic Design

Why Color Theory Matters for Bloggers (And how to use it)

Think about the first time you come across a new website. What are your first impressions of that site? Is it powerful, reliable, and trustworthy? Is …

Digital Design

Lighting Color Theory

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11 geeky rainbow things that'll probably make you smile more

We've done all the rainbow chasing for you.<p>Colors are simply our brains' interpretations of light as it is absorbed, reflected, or refracted by objects and bounced into our peepers. The human eye can differentiate between 30 shades of gray and some can see over 100 million unique colors—which is …

Gear & Gadgets

What the Hell are RYB CMYK and RGB

COLOR THEORY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: The mysteries of RGB, CMYK and RYB<p>Have you wondered what the hub-bub is all about surrounding colors?<p>Orana Velarde is …

Tutorials

Donald Kaufman and Nader Bolour Talk Color Theory

The artist partners with Doris Leslie Blau in a new show<p>If anyone knows color, it's Donald Kaufman. The artist and founder of Donald Kaufman Color has made a name for himself—quite literally—by fine-tuning pigments to achieve a wider range and better understanding of color. And if anyone knows …

Home Decorating

7 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Their Wedding Flower Colors

Flowers are a crucial part of your wedding day décor, so you want the colors you choose to set the right mood for the event. With that in mind, …

Weddings

Become a Color Scheme Master with These 40 Tools

Color selection is a stage in a design process that requires both smart thinking and gut feeling. In today’s digital era, you can have as many colors …

Graphic Design

What Does The Color Of Your Car Say About Your Personality?

When you can afford a car, aside from the brand and model, you also have a hard time choosing the color you want. And psychologically speaking, the …

Personality

Two Free E-Books to Learn Color Theory Fundamentals for Retouching

Color theory for photography and retouching is more important than many would like to admit. Knowing how to create a visually strong color …

Tutorials

Why Are So Many Popular Cartoon Characters Yellow?

Think about the most popular cartoon characters you know. Right, <i>The Simpsons</i>. Or Pikachu, or Spongebob, or Jake. A strangely large percentage of the …

Cartoons

Here's Why The Simpsons Are Yellow

It's science!<p>When Matt Groening was creating <i>The Simpsons</i>, he wanted the family to stand out, so he decided to make the characters a weird color. "An …

Matt Groening

There are a Lot of Reasons That So Many Cartoon Characters are Yellow

Why are so many iconic animated characters yellow? The answer lies in random personal choices, scientific and marketing theory, as well as the color …

Cartoons

8 Eye Shadows That Make Blue Eyes Look Insanely Bright

It's basic color theory.<p>Blue eyes don't need much help standing out. But you can really put them in sharp focus by considering basic color theory when picking your eye makeup. Here, shadows and liners that make blue eyes pop.

Makeup

Watch: An Animated Color Theory Guide For Graphic And Web Designers

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Video screenshots via GCFLearnFree.org<p><b>It’s not a stretch</b> to say that color plays a key role in design. Each season, …

Graphic Design

How ARCHICAD Helped designLAB With Its Award-Winning Carney Library Renovation

The Yale Art and Architecture Building may be the best known work by noted Brutalist pioneer Paul Rudolph, but his sprawling 1.5-million-square-foot campus for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has received renewed attention in recent years. Hired by the university in 2007, Boston-based …

How to Color Your Photos Using the HSL Tool in Lightroom

Today, it’s becoming increasingly harder for your style as a photographer to become recognized. Of course, there are prolific photographers such as …

Tutorials

Infographic: Which Colors Mean Wildly Different Things In Other Cultures?

<b>One of</b> the most fun things to do in design is swirling the latest color trends into your work. Color is a fascinating topic, and even a generator …

Infographics