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Colours & theory

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Renniks, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Haven't a clue which section to put this in ...

    Anyone have resources to learn about the different colour systems that are currently in use.

    RGB
    CMYK
    Pantone
    % values
    Swatches
    Color Charts

    And just about anything else....

    Essentially I feel I should know as much about this as I can... :D and want YOUR help :O
     
  2. Becky

    Becky Member

    going off on a little bit of a tangent, and slap me if it's not my place to say. But maybe it would be a good idea, once there's more stickies and guides about to have an "educational" section of the forum as it were. A place for theories, tutorials, guides, etc?
     
  3. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    :p tangents are great especially with suggestions for this place...

    And who elses place would it be to say other than ours as the users...


    Not sure if you noticed, there would be a blog section of the site in development, for us as users to send in some blogs etc. and really get this place an educational portal...

    I'm sure there would be a system of people asking for others to look into blogs of interest to them (ie in the case a blog on colours)
     
  4. Becky

    Becky Member


    Ya I thought about the blog section just after I posted this. Such articles/posts would be a good way to generate traffic

    As for colour theory, errr I think I might have some stuff in some of my design books at home I'll have a nosey later
     
  5. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I plan to go to the library and grab every design & web book possible come next month :D
     
  6. Becky

    Becky Member

  7. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I'm not a great reader of books, I can scour hundreds of websites and read and take in everything, but give me a book and I find it more difficult if I'm not scanning for particular things (non-fiction books)....

    So find buying them a bad idea.
     
  8. Becky

    Becky Member

    the books on my work desk make me look way more intelligent than I am :D
     
  9. berry

    berry Active Member

    This is the one book you need for colour reference. It's in my reference bookcase - £26.00

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  10. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Looks like a really good book :p but costs £26 on top of all the other things I want to buy :'( haha
     
  11. berry

    berry Active Member

    This is the one you need for digital colour management and artwork etc £20.00

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  12. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    *leaves thread before I add more and more to my list*
     
  13. berry

    berry Active Member

    £150 of books will get you the 10 books you need to learn everything
     
  14. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    "maybe" a bit much to ask, but compile a list of the 10 books you suggest?
    :D
     
  15. Becky

    Becky Member

  16. berry

    berry Active Member

    10 Books you need. £164.00

    1. The Production Manual: A Grapic Design handbook - Gavin Ambrose £24.00
    2. The complete guide to Digital Graphic Design -Bob Gordon £20.00
    3. 1000 Graphic Elements - Rockport £25
    4. 1000 Greetings - Rockport £25.
    5. Web Design index - Gunter Beer ( vol 6 or 7 or any) £15.00
    6. Pantone guide to communicating with colour - Leatrice Eiseman £25
    7. More words that sell - Richard Bayan £11.00
    8 Logo Lounge - Rockport 15.00
    9. It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be - Paul Arden £4.99
    10. The BB Book of Life - Design Forums - UK Graphic Design & Web Design Forum - £0.00
     
  17. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Thank you :D
    Sadly number 10s not finished yet ;)
     
  18. when number 10 is finished its RRP will be "your soul" :lol:
     
  19. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    10 books suggested by Berry - £164
    A life on DF day being ripped to shreds and eaten by Berry - Priceless

    :p

    Trundles off to look at books
     
  20. Becky

    Becky Member

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