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The Basics of Color: What are CMYK and RGB?

Color is everywhere!

Whether you recognize it or not color effects many of our everyday actions.  From the red, yellow and green of a stoplight to the hue of your favorite soda can, colors influence your simplest and most complex decisions.  Understanding how color is created is key to knowing when to use the right color mode in your designs.

What do all these letters stand for?

CMYK = Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black RGB = Red, Green Blue

What is the difference between CMYK and RGB?

At the basic level the difference is the color is created.  CMYK

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