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    5 Tips for Picking Colors for Your Home

    5 Tips for Picking Colors for Your Home
    How to pick colors for your home: Think combinations, not colors. Picking colors is in fact about picking a combination of colors. One color is no color. Did you know the human eye can't even perceive single colors? We can only see color differences, in other words: we only perceive contrasts. Therefor it's no use fretting over a single color for ...
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    Color Secrets Revealed

    Color Secrets Revealed
    An excellent understanding of color is a must for artists and designers. A strong knowledge of color relationships will take you far in your career. See if you can guess which relationships are stronger than others. Lauren Krause is an experienced design blogger for CreativeCurio.com. Read her informative analysis of successful color combinations and color theory. h2. "Find the secrets here.":http://artbistro.monster.com/news/articles/9889-color-secrets-revealed ...
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    Color Secrets Revealed

    Color is such a vast and vari­able ele­ment that it can be dif­fi­cult to cover it fully in any one post. It can also be a lit­tle over­whelm­ing when try­ing to imple­ment it into your designs. On the next pages there are some sam­ple color palettes, taken from clas­sic color the­ory based combinations. The color wheel is one of the ...
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    The Role of Color in Marketing

    The Role of Color in Marketing
    Today I came across an absolutely great color design that makes tons of money. Really? Yes, really. This report: internetretailer.com says proflower.com has the highest conversion rate of all e-commerce sites, a staggering 30%. In other words: one out of three visitors actually makes a purchase. Looking at the site I'm not surprised. The site is very, very well designed. All ...
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    Become a Color Guru

    Become a Color Guru
    Having the right color combination in your work can make or break your design. Knowing which colors schemes coordinate with others is absolutely crucial to being successful. Here is your color theory tutorial. Read these helpful articles to learn how to become a color guru. h4. "You Know Your Colors but Do You Know Their Contrasts":http://admin.artbistro.monster.com:8080/careers/articles/743-training-you-know-your-colors-but-do-you-know-their-contrasts h4. "Color and Comics":http://artbistro.monster.com/careers/articles/2399-color-and-comics h4. ...
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    Color Spacing

    Color Spacing
    Thanks to Igor Asselbergs, here is a great graphic design or typography technique. It is a great way to communicate with the public while grabbing their attention to the content. I like the black and white example and how the type is slightly over lapped. Wow! the color one is really tricky. It makes my eyes hurt to look at it. ...
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    Paint Colors: A Historical Perspective

    In painting, different palettes yield different results. The two basic types of palette are either one composed mostly of earth colors acting as counterpoints to a few bright, chromatic colors, or one made up almost entirely of chromatics, with all neutrals mixed from complementary colors. For artists wanting to emulate the Old Masters, the more appropriate choice is an assortment of ...
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    Calibrize the Color on Your Computer

    Calibrize the Color on Your Computer
    Check this out: "Calibrize 2.0":http://www.calibrize.com/ Yesterday "my company":http://www.colorjinn.com/ launched a new website to distribute a FREE color calibration utility. Calibrize is software that helps you to calibrate the colors of your monitor in three simple steps. Just download the software and follow the procedure to generate a reliable color 'profile' and adjust the colors of your monitor automatically.
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    Roman Colors, Which Color is More Real?

    Roman Colors, Which Color is More Real?
    The Romans were masters in the art of murals, frescos. They were able to create the illusion of shape and space on a two dimensional surface. They often depicted landscapes or human figures. These were not flatly 'colored by number' in Greek style but showed elaborate shadows and highlights. The Romans were well aware of the influence of light on a ...
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    Illustration: Penelope Dullaghan Demonstrates Color Play

    Illustration: Penelope Dullaghan Demonstrates Color Play
    I recently got an email asking me two questions. (I’ll tackle the second one in a later post.) But the first one was: “I am interested in learning about techniques people employ for developing better connection with color - special exercises? do you keep library?” !http://artbistro.monster.com/nfs/artbistro/photos/0016/7351/paint_mix2.jpg! I thought this was a great question. And you all know how much I love ...
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    Secrets of the Ancient Greeks: Color and Meaning

    Secrets of the Ancient Greeks: Color and Meaning
    One of the fun things about colors is that it somehow always seems to reflect the leading view of a certain age or culture. Take the ancient Greek view on color... Aristotle described color as a quality of material. The surface of any kind of material releases small particles (atoms). The shape of the particles is determined by the kind of ...
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    The Myth of the Favourite Color

    The Myth of the Favourite Color
    When I Googled "favourite color" I came up with 1,930,000 hits. The favourite color is apparently a favourite subject. Trouble is: there's no such thing as a favourite color. At least not in the form of a pot of paint or a color swatch. First: it is impossible for the human eye to consistently identify a specific color. In other words: ...
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    Color Theory: Full-Color Disaster

    Color Theory: Full-Color Disaster
    The map above was published on Wired to show the differences in prices of broadband internet access. Each color indicates a certain price in broadband access. Can you make sense of it? I can't. And my eyes start hurting when I try. I won't comment on the graphic design, because I want to focus on the choice of colors. To illustrate ...
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    Training: You Know Your Colors, But Do You Know Their Contrasts?

    Training: You Know Your Colors, But Do You Know Their Contrasts?
    Repeat after me: It's not about the colors, it's about how the colors relate to one another. Say it loud. Say it one thousand times. And never forget it. Don't worry about what I mean by that. Just read this blog. Ultimately, each and every post on this blog is written to support this premise. If color design is about how ...
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    How to Mix Custom Colors

    Painters who produce a large number of paintings and those who work large scale need to mix large quantities of colors. Mixing small piles repeatedly makes covering large areas with continuous color nearly impossible, and consumes valuable studio time. Preparing convenience mixtures in advance saves time and ensures a consistent, signature look will be part of every picture. As an added ...
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