|Colour, The Print and The Screen|

Level 5, Subject: Year 2

Today we were given a lecture about the use of colour within design. the lecture was based upon the use of colour within print and screen. We use different colour settings for each variable when it comes to design. 

there are many different colour models however there is specifically 2 that we focus on the most RGB and CMYK. RBG consist of three colours red, green and blue, this overlaps and creates other colours which allow for a larger pallet when creating design. RGB is mainly used for on screen purpose only. so when designing something purely for screen for example a website, this would be the perfect colour setting choice to create the design itself.


CMYK consists of four different colours, cyan, magenta, yellow and black. this colour pallet is normally used for print, many publishing companies use this format as it allows for a greater range of colour and bases the colours used by layering techniques. an example of when something is printed using CMYK is when a newspaper has been printed the colour blocks used are normally positioned within the margin of the newspaper.


The best way to build up a different range of colour and seeing colours within different paper prints is using a Pantone format. this allows for you to see the different colour break down of CMYK by seeing how the percentages have been broken down so you can then apply this to a piece of work and yet refer to it within the presentation of the directory of the branding/colours used pallet.


Pantone is available within different sections mainly focused upon the coated paper texture and uncoated texture. coated texture paper is smoother and therefore reflects the light and makes the colour appear more vibrant. the uncoated paper makes the colour appear more darker as this absorbs the light.



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