Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing for black-and-white and color-blind viewing, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Terms and Technology (2014).
- While black and white televisions…are not widely used anymore,…it's still a good idea to design…and check graphics in black and white.…This ensures that there's adequate contrast ratio.…In many cases, you're dealing with…individuals who may have color blindness,…and it's important that graphics are easy to read.…Plus, even for people who aren't colorblind,…if you're relying only on color for the contrast…the graphic is more difficult…to read and process by the viewer.…In this particular graphic here,…I've placed the Public Market sign over a photo.…
Now, it's not bad graphic,…but it's a little bit hard to read with the red on red.…Let's adjust things here a bit.…With no adjustments or effects,…the text is essentially lost.…And if I apply a black and white effect on top,…you see how much things just blend together.…Now, you could try to do things to improve this.…For example, I added a drop shadow to the text.…That created a little bit of a contrast edge.…And then I put a gradient in to darken the top corner.…
- When to use vector vs. raster graphics
- Working with high-dynamic-range images
- Choosing the right color space
- Understanding file extensions and file formats
- Maintaining broadcast-safe color and luminance levels
- Configuring Photoshop and Illustrator workspaces and preferences
- Using templates
- Building titles
- Sizing photos or logos
- Saving Photoshop and Illustrator files for video graphics
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Core Technology for Video Graphics
2. Broadcast-Safe Issues
3. Setting Up Photoshop for a Video Workflow
4. Setting Up Illustrator for a Video Workflow
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