Subtractive Theory of Color, Continued
The second dimension of color is value. Value is the lightness or darkness of
a hue. The terms tint and shade refer to the value of a color. You add white
to a hue to create a tint. Add black to a hue to create a shade. In neither
case has the hue changed, only its value and intensity.
You must be able to
decide the area that is the lightest and the area that is the darkest.
how light or dark an area is to be and relate all other values around this
decision. When you decide on a value range or key, be consistent throughout
the picture. Low-key value ranges are dark in value and high-key value
ranges are bright or lightly colored.
Figure 2-14 shows a value scale or key.
Figure 2-14.Low and high key value ranges the same hue.
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