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    Color Theory and Composition

    My work really lacks in color theory and composition. Can anyone recommend any books on these subjects. I am basially self teaching myself in these subjects and could use the help from some good books or anything else.
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    Visual Games by Franco Agostini.

    One of my favourite books, it covers practically everything to do with vision, including light theory, colour theory, visual neurolinguistics, semiotics and the neurological processes of vision.

    Hrm... Mum lent my copy to an art student...

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    Thanks very much! I'm seeing if I can find a copy.

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    Josef Albers "Interaction of Color"

    It's a classic. I went to the art store and bought some color-aid paper for $20. It's premixed painted paper and you can cut it out to help you with the exercises in the book. Now though, you can just open up photoshop and do your exercises there. It's much easier and cheaper too. But it's kind of cool to see it in real life with real material. I would recommend the color aid paper if you plan to do oil painting.

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    Idiot Apathy's "Peer Project" thread HERE has some seriously great stuff on photoshop color theory if thats what you want, but I'm sure the exercizes could be applied elsewhere.

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    Thanks everyone

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