Posts Tagged ‘colors’

Test Your Perception of Color with this 1000 Piece Puzzle of the CMYK Color Gamut

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How good are your eyes at seeing colors? Over the years, we’ve shared a number of online color matching games that help you test this. 1000 Colours is an offline game for the same thing: it’s a jigsaw puzzle consisting of 1000 pieces that cover the CMYK color gamut.
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Graphing the Dominant Colors in Photos of Europe

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A friend (Eric) and I were hanging out one Sunday and we decided to do something fun with EyeEm data. We obtained and then graphed the predominant photo colours for every photo uploaded or tagged in Europe. We then generated these pretty pie graphs for each country.
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Interactive and Predictive Fall Foliage Map Will Help You Find the Perfect Fall Colors

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If you’re looking to capture the perfect Fall colors this season, we’ve found a fantastic resource for you. It’s called the 2014 Fall Foliage Map, and it’s an interactive and predictive map that will help you find the perfect Fall foliage location no matter when you decide to go on your trip. Read more…

Skymetric: Colorful Minimalist Compositions Juxtapose Architecture and Sky

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What happens when you give a graphic designer a camera? Well, in the case of Lino Russo and his latest project Skymetric, you get a eye-catching series of images that explore the relationship between nature and architecture in the most colorful way imaginable. Read more…

Quick and Dirty Explanation of Color Depth: What It is and Why You Should Care

Whether it’s photography or video quality we’re talking about, the discussion almost always revolves around some aspect of resolution. The number of megapixels, or the pixel density, or the pixel size (last one doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with resolution, but you get the gist).

One spec that doesn’t get a lot of headline time is color depth, and so we were thrilled when we stumbled across this quick and straight-forward explanation of what exactly color depth is by Techquickie. Read more…

Fascinating Book Described Thousands of Colors 271 Years Before Pantone

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The incredibly comprehensive (and occasionally inspirational) Pantone Color Guide made its debut in 1963, but 271 years before Pantone began mixing 11 colors to match thousands of others, a Dutch author was busy mixing watercolors and creating a fascinating 700+ page guide entirely by hand. Read more…

Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. Using a light modifier of some sort he’ll get the tone he wants in the face, but the tones or colors in another part of the subject’s skin simply don’t match.

You could correct for this using curves, selective color or hue/saturation, but Woloszynowicz has a better way: using solid fill layers and tonal averaging, he’s able to “take the guesswork” out of it and perfectly match tones every time. Read more…

Photo Series Illustrates Crayon Colors by Using the Objects They’re Named After

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Crayola Crayons — the tools with which many a toddler has decorated many a refrigerator door — all have interesting real-world names. Some strange colors like ‘Flesh’ have been understandably renamed. But many equally interesting colors have remained staples in the coloring world, and it’s these colors that photographer Daniel Seung Lee and art director Dawn Kim set out to capture in their collaborative series Crayola Theory. Read more…

Exploring the World of Color Theory with a 3D Modeling Program

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From time to time I post plots of color gamuts like the one above. Each time, I get emails asking how I make them, leading me to assume that the world’s thirst for color nerdiness is going unquenched. I’m setting out to fix that in this post.
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Abstract Long-Exposure Photographs of Colored Paper in a Cave

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Los Angeles-based photographer Brice Bischoff has a project titled Bronson Caves. Between 2009 and 2010, Bischoff visited the caves in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park with his 4×5 large format camera and some very large sheets of colored paper. He then used long exposure times to paint colorful blurs into the photographs by waving the papers around.
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