Subtractive Theory of Color, Continued
Distance, usually called aerial perspective or color perspective, uses colors to
simulate distance and depth in pictures. To create the impression of depth in
pictures, reduce the intensity and warmth of colors as they recede into the
horizon. Warm colors appear nearer to the viewer than cool colors. Another
method to imply distance is to grey or reduce the intensity of colors as they
Figure 2-24 shows how colors of reduced intensity, also colors warmed by
yellow, create a sense of depth and distance.
Figure 2-24.Creating depth: A: By reduced intensity; B: By colors
warmed with yellow.
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