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Light VICO 1014

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Light basics and the philosophers behind it
Introduction to Visual Communication Design
Stacey Stewart
Class Notes
light, cmyk, rgb




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aunjela Latham on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to VICO 1014 at Ohio University taught by Stacey Stewart in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 09/07/16
Color  Professor Eiler  9.7.16 ( week 3)    Topics:  How we see it   How we describe it   How we reproduce it       White light hits an object. The object absorbs most of the color spectrum only reflecting a  portion that is seen as the color .    Light Facilitates color and affects our perception and reaction to visual messages.   We cannot see without it   Visible light is a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum that extends well beyond what we  see   Pythagoras thought light was particles 500 BC   Aristotle thought it was a wave  Alhazeen writes about his observation of light , shadow, and reflection around 1,000 AD   Galileo determines that light travels faster than sound   Max Planck figures light acts as both particles and waves nobel peace prize 1918    The Electromagnetic spectrum     The longer the wavelength, the lower the temperature.    Light temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin   Red is longest  ( 1,000 k) blue is shortest (60,000k)  One objective method based on light is to describe temperature by color   Often used in photographic lighting     Blue light has a ​longer ​wavelength and a ​lower​ kelvin temperature than x ray.    Ways to describe color :   (warm,cool,exciting)     Comparative: this is like that ( sky blue, leaf green, mustard yellow)    Objective: most accurate ( degrees kelvin, wavelength)    Objective method can describe by LHS ( How we describe it )  ­Luminence ( 0­100)  ­Hue ( 360 degree)  ­Saturation ( percentage)    Primary Color Wheel  ­can describe relationships   ­primary,secondary,tertiary  ­Analogous     Additive Color ( how we reproduce it )  ­red, green, blue   ­RGB  ­projected color  ­NOT primary color    Subtractive Color  ­Cyan,Magenta,Yellow,Black  ­CMYK  ­printed color     Printing Process  ­Each color is printed as a series of small dots ( halftone)     Form: Dots, lines, parallelograms, circles, triangles,shape. 4   


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