Colour Theory • Question 3


• Design a book cover for one of the following:

a.) “Rosemary’s Baby” by Ira Levin: use complementary colours to
express anguish and uncertainty.
b.) “Animal Farm” by George Orwell: use analogous colours with a
contrasting accent to express disagreement and discontent.
c.) “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett: use
secondary colours to express naivety, honesty and harmony.

• The book cover must contain the title and the author’s name.

• You must clearly make use of colour to express the desired effects.

The Secret Garden

Colour Theory • Question 2


• Use a colour photo of your choice and create the following colour effects – you should hand in four separate works of the same photo with the following effects:

• Create a fluorescent duotone
• Apply a monochrome look
• Split toning of the image
• Freestyle: Create a colour effect of your choice

Fluorescent duotone
Split tone

Colour Theory • Question 1


• Describe, in your own words, what each of these colour systems means: RGB and CMYK.

• Make use of Adobe Colour and develop four different colour schemes. Please hand in screenshots of your schemes:

• Monochromatic
• Complementary
• Triadic
• Analogous

Colour Systems


RGB, short for red, green and blue, is the colour system used for lights, such as light effects on concert stages and to determine the colours on a computer screen.
• No lights = 0/0/0 = black.
• All lights on full = 255/255/255 = white


CMYK, short for cyan, magenta, yellow and black. is a colour system that is commonly used in printing, for things like magazines and newspapers.
100/100/100/100 = black
0/0/0/0 = white
If the 3 first channels are all on 100, the result will always be black, even when the 4th (black) setting is set to 0.

Colour schemes: