RGB vs. CMYK


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RGB vs. CMYK

When we talk about light in an image, we're usually referring to the illusion of light created by an artist. But what if the light is real? When you look at an image on your computer screen, it's color could be shockingly different from what appears on a printed page. Light emanating through an image creates a vibrant quality that's difficult to match on paper. This translation is different mechanically. It's CMYK for print and RGB for digital. CMYK refers to the four inks used in most color printing.

Cyan, magenta, yellow and key. Key's actually black, the k being for the last letter of the word and is considered subtractive color. Because the colors take away from the brightness of the white paper. This process is used for traditional printing. RGB is an additive color process because it refers to the red, blue and green light that is added together to reproduce an array of colors. This process is used for digitally displayed images. Let's look at a traditional book that I retold...

RGB vs. CMYK
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RGB vs. CMYK provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mary Jane Begin as part of the Foundations of Color

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