The student will discover the importance of Color Value and how it can be used to add contrast to distinguish elements and set the mood of website.
- [Instructor] The second of the eight elements of design…is value, which refers to the relative…lightness or darkness of a color within a composition.…As with color, the values of colors you choose…can also help to convey emotion and meaning,…as well as add contrast to define areas…of interest in your designs.…For our purposes then, the definition of value…is the degree of lightness or darkness in a given color.…Referring again to the color wheel,…we can see that pure colors in that wider center ring…and the values of each color range inward and outward…from light to dark.…
In other words, when we take a pure color…and add white, we get a tint.…When we take a pure color and add gray,…we get a tone, and when we take a pure color…and add black, we get a shade.…Some colors make us instantly have positive…or negative associations, or even particular emotions.…For example, pastel colors might make us happy,…seem more feminine or evoke thoughts…of spring or Easter, or babies.…Muted colors by contrast could seem sad,…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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