Following the popularity of our “print techniques” article and “Pantone swatch download” we have decided to do some more on simple tools that can help fashion designers and graphic designers in their quest for the perfect design for print. If you already know it all then skip this article.
Typical designers’ paint or pigment:
primary colours are blue, red, and yellow. Cannot be mixed to create them.
The corresponding secondary colours are green, orange & violet. Mixed from two primaries
The tertiary colours are red–orange, red–violet, yellow–orange, yellow–green, blue–violet and blue–green. Can be produced my mixing primary and secondary hues.
Next article is on colour schemes. A colour wheel based on RGB (red, green, blue) or RGV (red, green, violet) additive primaries has cyan, magenta, and yellow secondary’s (cyan was previously known as cyan blue). Alternatively, the same arrangement of colours around a circle can be described as based on cyan, magenta, and yellow subtractive primaries, with red, green, and blue (or violet) being secondary’s. To be continued………
Download colour wheels:
tshirt printing, screen printing, embroidery
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