1.02 In-Depth with Color Key
Directions: For this activity, you will use to Internet to examine color in depth. Go to
the links listed, read the text and answer the questions below.
1. Read the introduction to color.
2. Enter the link for Lesson 1: Value
a. List and describe ways in which value is used in desktop publishing
Increase/Decrease Contrast - the greater the difference in value between an object
and its background, the greater the contrast.
Create Movement – darker elements stand out while lighter elements recede.
Lead the Eye – The eye follows value from the dark color to the light color.
3. Visit the link below on the Technical Aspects of Color.
a. Click on the link for Color Wheels
1) What are the primary colors?
2) What are complementary colors and how are they composed?
b. Enter the link below for RGB & CMYK
1) How are colors shown on the computer monitor?
2) The amount of red, green, or blue in a color is known as:
3) RGB colors are translated digitally as(bold the correct answer)
Hexadecimals or Percentages
c. Visit the link below to answer the following question.
1) Which colors does CMYK represent?
2) CMYK colors are translated digitally as(bold the correct answer)
Hexadecimals or Percentages (of each color)
d. Enter the link for Hue, tints, shades, saturation
1) In a color wheel, color is referred to as
2) Complete the equation: Hue plus black =
3) Complete the equations: Hue plus white equals =
4) To lighten a hue, add:
5) Light hues are called:
e. Enter the link for Fine-tuning Color Combinations
1) Describe how hues can be adjusted for a more positive effect.
2) How does paper selection affect color?
3) Which colors are calming?
4) Which colors are exciting?
5) Which colors are mixed (cool and warm)?
6) Which colors are neutral?
f. Enter the link for Specifying Color
1) How can multiple colors be created from a single color?
2) How can multiple colors be created from two or more colors?
3) Colors separated on the color wheel by another color
4) Describe when harmonizing and contrasting colors are ineffective
in a publication
g. Enter the link for
1) Colors that are directly opposite one another on the color wheel