Options:

Back
Search/Browse Site
Submit Article
Ask a Question

Main Categories:

Auto And Trucks (379)
Business And Finance (3443)
Computers And Internet (1551)
Education (57)
Family (1145)
Food And Drink (534)
Gadgets And Gizmos (58)
Health (2463)
Hobbies (70)
Home Improvement (796)
Humor (12)
Kids And Teens (191)
Legal (311)
Marketing (1505)
Men (25)
Music And Movies (42)
Online Business (2628)
Parenting (440)
Pets And Animals (60)
Politics And Government (35)
Recreation And Sports (927)
Relationships (68)
Religion (56)
Self Improvement And Motivation (2878)
Site Promotion (619)
Travel And Leisure (660)
Web Design And Development (535)
Women (862)
Writing (588)

Article Info:

Added:
Views: 99
Author: Blur Loterina


Getting To Know Cmyk

by: Blur Loterina


You may wonder why colors are grouped into different modes. And no, there’s no racial discrimination involved. For the nature of design to flow in an organized manner, there are primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors, etc. If you are not familiar with the family of colors, here is one way of understanding how they are grouped and how they are used.
The most common color groups are the RGB, HSB (Hue, Saturation and Brightness), CMYK and CIE L*A*B. Vector and bitmap graphics are always associated with the RGB and CMYK, so we must familiarize ourselves with these modes.
CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The letter K was taken from the last letter of the color. The first letter was not used because there are other colors that start with the letter b. in this way, confusion of the colors will be eliminated.
CMYK colors are the inks used in the printing process to produce full-color photographs and designs. In the principle of graphics design, these colors are called subtractive colors. When you combine two of any of the first three colors (cyan, magenta and yellow), it will produce the three primary colors (red, green and blue), called additive colors. In other words, CMY is the product of combining RGB and RGB is the product of combining CMY. When the CMY colors are mixed you will have black. But there are still other colors produced from CMYK.
Graphics files are best printed in the CMYK mode. CMYK is referred to as the standard color model, or the four process color, used in offset printing.
Why do we use CMYK color model? We use this type of mode because it produces the greatest number of printable colors. But it is not applicable to all types of printing, particularly when only a single color is needed and when the spot inks, such as metallic silver and gold, are used.
All display devices, such as your computer monitor, use the RGB (red, green, and blue) mode. CMYK is based on printing and ink absorbing into paper. Before you can have your graphics printed in CMYK mode, you must first convert the RGB colors into CMYK colors. This is done through color matching. Color matching is the process in which colors are used to produce another color without altering the original color. You can also convert the colors using the Adobe Photoshop or a desktop printer. In converting colors during printing you must have different sheets of film for each color. The sheets must be arranged in the CMYK format.





About The Author


Blur Loterina

You may wonder why I write articles. Besides from the fact that it’s my job, I used to write short stories when I was younger. I think it would be helpful if I said I’m a big fan of Zach de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine. This would explain my own views about a lot of things. Their songs were about national issues, politics and human rights. They support the American Indian Movement and Che Guevara, the face you see on t-shirts. Not that it concerns me. I only like their music and idealism.
I like to read anything that contains words in the old English form, though I can’t understand it. You know, the King James Version of the Bible with words like thou, thy, thine, wilst, etc. The words used are different. The construction of the sentence is different, too, which makes sentences sound artistic. I also like gothic metal, a music genre, because most of the lyrics contain such words. It is not only the words that fascinate me; it’s the hidden meaning it contains. It’s like an abstract painting; you don’t get the real picture until you see through it.
I’m not an artist, I’m not a poet. I just love writing anything I want. I wasn’t born a genius, I just want to know and understand something I don’t. I like to find the difference between similar things. It’s like counting birthmarks on each identical twin.
For additional Information about the articles you may visit their website at http://www.brochuresprintingonline.com
joel@brochuresprintingonline.com






This article was posted on February 09, 2005



No comments are included for this article. Submit a comment with your feedback/suggestions.


OnlyBrochures, Ltd. © 2008