blown highlights or badly processed or both?

Started Aug 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
MarkWW
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Re: OOPS

xpatUSA wrote:

MarkWW wrote:

Yes, a "saturated red" will be a red with little else (green or blue).

You can start with a deeply red (FF0000 or 255, 0, 0).

http://paletton.com/#uid=1000u0kw0w000++00++++00++00

You can desaturate it by adding in other colors (FFCCCC or 255, 204, 204).

http://paletton.com/#uid=1000u0k6qw000++00++Ji5VJi5V

Finally you can subtract out all color by reducing the red just a bit producing a pure gray (CCCCCC or 204, 204, 204).

http://paletton.com/#uid=1000u0k00pB00++00++zv9wzv9w

Quite so, and a lot of people confuse saturation with how bright a color appears. Check this out:

100% saturated yellow!

Yes.

Hue is which direction on the color wheel - it gets a tad confusing when you consider a 360 degree color wheel in *cough* light of a 3 color primary system (RGB or CMY) so deeply saturated can actually be a mix of two (but not three) primary colors (think: painters mixing paint).

Saturation is how much opposing color is in there - how far from gray. If gray is the center, how far is it from gray?

And Brightness is how... well, bright. From black to white there's a whole range of brightness.

And thus concludes the Sigma Color Theory lesson for the day.

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