Feb
28

Graphic Design 101: Hues, Tints and Shades

The colour wheel we discussed in our last exciting instalment dealt with pure colours; what we would call  hues. The range of available colours increases when we start adding white or black to these basic colours, creating what we would call tints (by adding white) and shades (created by adding black). Image editing software usually comes… Continue reading »

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Feb
23

Graphic Design 101: Understanding Colour

People have commented (I’m not making this up) how much better I look since I’ve been married. It’s hard to sneak out the door without the Fashion Police giving the thumbs-up or thumbs down. I’m a bit of a klutz when it comes to knowing what’s cool and/or appropriate. Colours are like that too. How… Continue reading »

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Dec
29

Viewing colours: RGB and CMYK

Different ways of looking at things RGB? CMYK? What do these mean? In printerspeak, there are two main ways of looking at colour.  RGB stands for Red Green Blue, and it’s the way you look at images on a TV set or a computer screen. These are known as the additive primary colours. They are… Continue reading »

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