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Color NotesWhat is Color?Color Notes6 years ago in Scraps More Like This
As you probably know, color is what we call the the sensation produced by the brain when our eyes react to light.
Read that definition carefully. In it, you need (1) Your eye to react to light and (2) For your brain to interpret the information you get from your eyes in a sensation. Sometimes the second part, the interpretation, is what befuddles the first part. Your brain overpowers what you actually see. Oranges are not just orange; apples are not just red. They have purplish browns, yellows, tan colors.
Qualities of Color
Let's back track for a moment to some essentials of color. Color has three qualities:
1. Value: The lightness or darkness of a color. (If the image was converted to black and white/grayscale would it be black, white, light or dark grey?)
2. Hue: This would be the color name would be most closely associated with the color, like red, blue, yellow-green.
3. Saturation/Purity/Intensity: This is the brightness or dullnes