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painting lesson on saturation

Avoid Over Saturating Colors In Nature

Saturation is a property of color that measures how intense or pure that color is. Grays are low saturation colors, and vivid colors are high saturated colors. Another name for saturation is ‘chroma’. For...

Secondary Color Harmony 2

Secondary Color Harmony

What is Color Harmony? Much of the pleasure from viewing a painting is derived to a large extent from the harmony of colors used in it. Creating this harmony is the key to beautiful color work and a major part of the...

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Three Components of Color: Hue, Value, and Saturation

The 3 Key Components of Color: Hue, Value, and Saturation Understanding hue, value, and saturation is critical for creating beautiful color harmonies. These are the basic three key characteristics of color. Hue Hue is...

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Creating Color Maps

Why Create a Color Map? There is one technique that will help you learn more about a color in a few months than many people learn in a lifetime. Not only will it help you learn color but it will help you come up with a...