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#1 Tyler Clark

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 01:02 PM

Does anyone have a great resource on creating color contrast in lighting setups? Good rules of thumb? Color theory behind it? How it can best utilize a projects color scheme? How it effects continuity? How to best prep for a projects color contrast?

I feel as if I get caught up in the typical orange and blues and want to branch out as well as utilize that even more.
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#2 John E Clark

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

You could take the standard complementary colors and pair up say, Cyan/Red, Magenta/Green, and of course Yellow/Blue.

 

Using this image, you can easily select color pairs for contrast.

 

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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 01:23 PM

There are plenty of useful color theory videos on YouTube if you want some instant information, but I would pick up a few books on color theory. I bought three very old books but they were extremely useful because one thing that doesn't change is the color spectrum. Also, pick up some books on the practical uses of different colors. Different colors imply different things in different cultures.

Realty interesting - and necessary - stuff.
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#4 Kristian Arbs

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:13 PM

@bill would you mind sharing the titels of the books you have bought on color theory?
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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:36 PM

@bill would you mind sharing the titels of the books you have bought on color theory?

 

Gladly!

 

 

  • Colour: A Social History by Oliver Garnett

 


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#6 Igor Trajkovski

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:43 PM

Try Adobe Color CC (former Adobe Kuler)

 

Online tool for creating color pallets via varios rules - Analogues, Monochromatic, Complementary, etc...

 

 

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