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  Sunday, November 15, 2009 – Permalink –

Color News

A multidiscipline subject


Here is a study about how color effects a reader's choice of concentration.

It was intended for newspaper publishers, but the same knowledge can be used in Web design, PowerPoint, or any other reporting application. Word and Excel will also benefit.

Color, Contrast, and Dimension in News Design

ColorProject

The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists.
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  Sunday, April 05, 2009 – Permalink –

Photo Mélange

Colorize without Adobe


Photoshop is a great program, but sometimes you just want to add a little pizzazz without the hassle.

Geetesh Bajaj has once again come up with a "Why didn't I think of that!" technique.
" Have you ever wanted to fill a picture with a gradient - or another picture in PowerPoint? Have you wanted to blend two pictures in PowerPoint to create a montage?




Transparent montages in PowerPoint




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  Friday, May 04, 2007 – Permalink –

Hue has the Color?

Interactive Color Wheel


Richard Franzen has an interactive color wheel that you may want to play with.

You can experiment with saturation, intensity, hue, and luminosity.

SIH Wheel



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  Wednesday, April 18, 2007 – Permalink –

Color Feels Right

Colors and emotions


When you're mad, do you see teal?

"Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.


When used in the right ways, color can save on energy consumption. When used in the wrong ways, color can contribute to global pollution.


As a powerful form of communication, color is irreplaceable. Red means "stop" and green means "go." Traffic lights send this universal message. Likewise, the colors used for a product, web site, business card, or logo cause powerful reactions.


Explore : The concept of color can be approached from several disciplines: physiology, psychology, philosophy, and art.



ColorMatters.com



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