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Color Wheel

Color Wheel - A color wheel is an organization of hues around a circle, showing relationships between colors considered to be primary colors...

Tensile Force

Tensile force Tension - Tension is when something is in the state of being stretched or bent. Torsion - Torsion is a...

Texture

Texture – Texture describes the visual or tactile quality of a figure or object. Texture can be created visually through the use of multiple mark...

Velocity

Velocity - Velocity is the rate or speed of motion. It is the pace, speed, and/or tempo. Applied Concept: An object’s velocity can be correla...

Visual Field

The visual field can be loosely defined as “everything a person sees.” The visual field includes everything that is visually perceived. In the ca...

Volume

Volume - Volume is the measured amount of space an object occupies. Volume refers to the space within an object. Applied Concept: In archite...

Color Temperature

Warm/Cool -Warm/Cool colors or color temperature refers to the physical or visual heat suggested by a color. Warm colors such as yellow and ...

Height

Height - Height is the measurement of vertical distance. Related concept: width [height.gif] Master Concepts List - alphabetical glossary...

Width

Width - Width is measurement of a shape/space from side to side. It is typically taken at right angles to the height. Related concept: heigh...

Primary Colors

Primary colors - Primary colors are the hues from which virtually all other color can be mixed. Red, yellow, and blue are the subtractive (p...

Subtractive Color

Subtractive color - Subtractive color is created by light reflected off of a pigmented or dyed surface. Cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY) are ...

Stasis

Stasis – Stasis is a descriptor specific to motion. Stasis describes a lack of motion or a figure at rest. Stasis is typically used to describe a...

Spreading Effect

Spreading effect - The spreading effect refers to the tendency of a color to take on some of the qualities of an adjacent color. In the imag...

Speed

Speed – Speed is a descriptor specific to motion. Speed describes the rate of change in any given motion. Speed can be defined absolutely (3 seco...

Size

Size – Size is the measurement of a figure relative to the person perceiving it and relative to the ground. The size of a figure can be defined a...

Simultaneous Contrast

Simultaneous contrast - Simultaneous contrast is the optical alteration of a color by a surrounding color. In the image below, the gray squa...

Shape

Shape – Shape is a figure with individual identity enclosed by a line. Related Concepts: Geometric, Rectilinear, Organic, Curvilinear. ...

Shadows/Shading

Shadows/Shading - Shadows/Shading is a depth cue that combines two elements. The first element is shadows which refers to the use of a cast ...

Secondary Colors

Secondary Colors are the hues created by mixing adjacent primary colors. In paint, orange, green, and violet are secondary colors. [seco...

Saturation

Saturation - Saturation refers to the purity or intensity of a color. A "vivid" color is a highly saturated color and a "muted" or "dull" co...