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Color Theory Part 2
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Published: March 27, 2015
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Vova-ramosHobbyist Digital Artist
 beautiful
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JBarreroProfessional Digital Artist
wow thanks!,  more color tuto please?  this rocks
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RSH26oct88Professional General Artist
And...
-what colors stand out from other colors? For example the red stands out of the blue, and viceversa.
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API-BeastHobbyist Digital Artist
Contrast is simply a matter of "difference".

i.stack.imgur.com/S7qKO.png

Difference can be archived through Hue but much more important and effective than that is brightness and saturation, and even better through all three at the same time.

It's a good idea to keep everything low saturation and high brightness except the things that are supposed to stand out (at least if you want something to stand out.)
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gabrielwillamesStudent Artist
my teacher of my gameart course will talk about this forward ;) i think
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RSH26oct88Professional General Artist
Your color theory helps a lot, but, can you please do a color theory that explains:
-What meaning can you a apply on every color (at least the basic colors)? ...for example, you can apply the meaning of 'Danger' on the color 'red', or heat / or 'Purple' for the 'Night' / or 'Blue' for 'Cold'..
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LittleLorelHobbyist General Artist
I always have issues with colors, so every small or large bit of information about color theory is extremely helpful, thank you!

However I am doing my homework and do as much research on the topic as I can and for a while now I am starting feel that my head if full with theory, but when I actually sit down and try to put it in practice I fail big time. Mainly I get stuck at the very beginning when I have to chose the mood to my pic and the matching colours to that. 

I'm just fine with greyscale, but when it comes to the saturation I feel like "I have no idea what I am doing", although if you asked me the theory behind it, I would probably be able to tell you about it. That's just so frustrating... 
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AllociHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for this!
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