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Tints, Tones & Shades

Author: Maria Tucker
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In this lesson, you will learn to define and categorize the tints, tones and shades of a color.

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Notes on "Tints, Tones & Shades"


Citations

Color Wheel; Public Domain

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Farbkreis_I...

Image of Subtractive Color Model, Public Domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SubtractiveColor...

Image of Tints & Tones, Public Domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tint-tone-shade....

Image of Tints, Tones & Shades, by Maria Tucker

Image of The Old Guitarist, Public Domain


Image of Gray Scale, Maria Tucker

Image of The Steerage, Public Domain


Image of 8-bit Gray Scale, Public Domain


Palette Color Test Chart; Public Domain


Palette Color Test Chart; Public Domain


Image of 2-bit Gray Scale, Public Domain


Image of Gray Tree, Public Domain


TERMS TO KNOW
  • Gray Scale

    A multi-step arrangement of swatches of achromatic grays; Each step in a gray scale represents an even progression in value, from white to black.

  • Achromatic

    Having no discernible hue.

  • Monochromatic

    A color scheme based on just one hue plus its tints and shades

  • Shade

    In the subtractive color system, a hue plus black which darkens the value of a color.

  • Tone

    In the subtractive color system, a hue plus gray which mutes the color.

  • Tint

    In the subtractive color system, a hue plus white which lightens the value of a color.