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Basic color theory question

 
kat.hayes
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Mar 03, 2018 13:09 |  #1

When choosing color themes, like Complimentary for a photo shoot, and say I am using green bushes in the background, how do you match the exact hue of the green bushes to select a complementary color to work with it? OR does it not matter how precise the opposite color on the wheel is as long as it is generally opposite on the color wheel? To further explain, there are obviously different hues of green, and different tints, shades, etc.

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Mar 11, 2018 11:10 |  #2

kat.hayes wrote in post #18576714 (external link)
When choosing color themes, like Complimentary for a photo shoot, and say I am using green bushes in the background, how do you match the exact hue of the green bushes to select a complementary color to work with it? OR does it not matter how precise the opposite color on the wheel is as long as it is generally opposite on the color wheel? To further explain, there are obviously different hues of green, and different tints, shades, etc.

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For me, this is a matter of taste and preference, not a scientific matter where one would try to precisely align colors on the wheel.

Besides, if you did want to very precisely align your colors, then that kind of fine-tuning would be best accomplished after the shoot with editing software.

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Mar 12, 2018 14:57 |  #3

I think you are already answering your question in noting the green bushes are a complex mixture.

You might have fun with this little hexadecimal color extraction tool. http://www.coolphptool​s.com/color_extract#de​mo (external link)


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