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Color Theory by alizarinerose Color Theory by alizarinerose
This tutorial was created for a class and is really the culmination/collection of all the information I'm presenting. I went through a lot of tutorials about color and value, and figured I'd learn better if I wrote it all into my own words and created a tutorial.

factoid: You retain 90% of information you receive if you immediately use it to teach others, so let's see if it works ^.^
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tearherwrist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hi, please take this as constructive criticism as I mean no offense, I feel as if I should help you. I think you should make sure you fully understand color theory before presenting a tutorial for others. A lot of people take these things as fact because someone puts them online, but in fact there is a lot of wrong information on your picture here, especially regarding saturation and high/low key. you have them reversed. A color is most saturated in its purest form, not the other way around. Saturation refers to the amount of pigment of a certain hue present, the more you remove the pigment of that color, or add something else to it, the less saturated the original pigment becomes.  Tints and lighter ends of a specific hue spectrum fall into the (high key) area, and shades?black/darker ends of that hue spectrum fall into the (low key) area.  I think its great that you would like to help others and make tutorials, i really enjoy seeing things like this. good luck in the future :)
srivastavreddy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweartoad Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks for this :D
tiny-terror-13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really going to help me! Thank you for the descriptive explanations!
Latharion Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you for making this! very helpful! :D
Rhodes-Dono Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome man, thanks for sharing!!

Ps: My father used to say we retain 90% of information if you immediately write down what u learn. So if I learn something and write and teach, I will retain 180% of info?? hahahaha =D
SotiriK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thank-you for a great tutorial. :)
ice-cream-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is really detailed and helpful! Thank you for uploading this!!
bhagu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much.!
klomp123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen that light scale before, but now that I look at it, it makes sense.
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