The color wheel is an amazing tool that is made up of over 16 million varying colors – from black and white, to the deepest and brightest reds and blues. All designers should access this complete spectrum of colors, which they should use to create an infinite permutations of unique color palettes. Cool colors –usually greens, blues, pinks and purples – can be found on the left. Colors such as blue will help your designs look more calming and trustworthy; on the other hand, cool greens are an awesome choice for health-related or outdoor inspired designs. You can achieve this by using the brightness slider. The brightness slider is a tool which allows designers to find lighter and darker versions of the same color that they are looking for. If you move it to the left, the color lightness should increase; on the other hand, moving the slider to the right will make it decrease. If you want to choose brighter colors, the most saturated colors should be found usually on the outside of the color wheel. These colors vary from grapefruit pinks, to bahama blues and dewy greens. Bright colors go well with white, which makes them pop to create an eye catching effect.
However, all this talk about how to infuse color into photos for editing brings us to question how we have neglected to bring back color to the comfort women from the war. As the plea for justice is drowned out by modern day man’s concerns, the black and white photographs that were used to capture these people’s lives have cascaded over into their realities. Today, until justice is returned to these women, their realities will remain in grayscale tones, forever waiting for the color to return back into their lives.
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