Color Models

Color models are used to describe and classify colors. Color models also describe the method of generating colors. This method defines the palette of colors as a combination of a few primary colors. The RGB color model, for instance, generates all possible colors as combinations of the primary colors red, green, and blue. When all three color components take on maximum value, the result is the color white. With color models, it is not necessary to have a separate ink for every printable color tone. Actually, it would be impossible to provide a separate ink for every conceivable color tone. Instead, the entire color spectrum is covered by mixing a few basic colors. In this way, in combination with the basic color of the medium, all ...

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