Colour Theory • Question 3

BRIEF

• 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

BRIEF

• 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

Original
Fluorescent duotone
Monochrome
Split tone
Freestyle

Colour Theory • Question 1

BRIEF

• 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

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

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:

Monochromatic
Complementary
Triadic
Analogous