Exploring how color works


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Exploring how color works

In movie 2.2 of my Foundations of Photography: Black and White course we looked at how red, green, and blue--the three primary colors of light--mix together to create all other colors. If you haven't seen that movie, you should take a look at it now and then come back here. Ink is different. Inks are made from dyes or pigments, and they have different primary colors than light does. In ink, the primary colors are cyan, magenta, and yellow. Unlike light, these primaries are subtractive. As you mix them together, they get darker.

In reality, we can't create pigments or dyes that are perfectly pure because they're made up of physical elements and compounds. It's impossible for us to create pigments and dyes that don't have other colors and properties mixed in. So, in the real world, if you mix a bunch of cyan, magenta and yellow ink together, you don't actually get black, you just get a dark brown mush. To get true black, a printer uses a dedicated black ink. This black also l...

Exploring how color works
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Exploring how color works provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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