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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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8.2 Color Models

The most basic and the most important building block of style is color. A discussion of representing color on the computer could easily fill a book; while Inkscape is not yet the most powerful program for working with color, it is still quite rich and complex in this area.

The first choice you will face is between color models. The same color can be represented differently by different color models.

8.2.1 RGB

You probably already know the most common color model, RGB, in which any color is represented as a mix of red, green, and blue components, or channels. This model is implemented by nearly all computer displays (which are typically composed of tiny light sources of these three colors) and is the primary color model used in SVG ...

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