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August 20th, 2014 #1
CMYK - Color Theory - Is there such a thing?
I have recently been experimenting with CMYK color palettes and found them extremely easy to mix. This is mainly due to the fact cmyk uses a percentage system. Does anyone know of any resources that deal with cmyk color theory? I am probably using the wrong term here but what i am looking for is tutorials on color that use cyan, magenta, yellow and black as their base colors rather then RGB.
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Jason Maranto has an excellent colour theory series on Youtube if you go to the Jason Maranto youtube channel.
August 20th, 2014 #3Jester
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Don't get lost in technicalities: the bulk of color theory is not about cmyk vs rgb, and cmyk is no more about percentages than rgb. If you want to study colour, then study colour.
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August 20th, 2014 #4
See now im sure i have used the wrong term. I understand color theory is universal but for some stupid reason i thought color mixing falls into the category. Specifically I am talking about color mixing on a pc using a cmyk percentage system rather then the 0-255 RGB system.
August 21st, 2014 #5
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September 10th, 2014 #7
Hey I am not too familiar with CYMK and RGB technicalities but I vouch for what the others are saying. When learning Colour theory I do not believe that knowing the technical nuances of either CYMK and RGB will help. Like arenhaus said, the difference has to do with how colours are obtained, and is relevant when you are printing you work. CYMK just has a smaller range of colours. But if what Feng Zhu said was correct, then the range of CYMK is fast approaching the range of RGB and soon it will be a non issue. When you are working digitally with your tablet I do not believe either RGB or CYMK will alter what colours your brain picks to lay down. This knowledge comes from study and practise.