Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Thursday February 2 : Radial Unity/Vectors/Color

Today's Targets:
I honestly think about the elements and principles of art before/while I am making my art.
I feel confident using adobe programs and online tools to make digital art.

Radial Unity Project
Part 1- Create a radial design in Photoshop.
Part 2- Vectorize your Radial design in Illustrator.
Part 3- Use purposeful color to create color schemes in your design

Purposeful Exploration: Radial design // Unity // Color Schemes  in our Notes
We will start by researching COLOR schemes in images online. Use the links below on the left to find resources online to help you discover color schemes and put examples of each into your notes.

  1. Monochromatic ( one color, lights & darks, like red, maroon & pink)
  2. Complementary (opposites on CW, like blue & orange)
  3. Analogous (similar colors, next to each other on CW, like green, yellow green and yellow)
  4. Triad (3 in a triangle on CW, like red, yellow, blue )
  5. High Contrast (opposites in any way, lights & darks, extreme differences.
  6. Grayscale  (blacks, whites, grays only)

Eventually, you will create radial designs in Illustrator using each of these color schemes.

Need to know how to do the Less is More or Radial design in Photoshop?


  1. You have a nice theme going. I have a question if you don't mind asking?... I am trying to figure out the name of a certain color scheme according to its colors.

    What would be the name of a color scheme that has blue-green (and/or) green-blue, yellow-orange. In a nutshell, basically every color on the color wheel with the exception of straight violet/purple. The color scheme I have going almost has almost every tertiary color that compliments each other with the exception of straight red and purple in it (it almost has somewhat red-orange & indigo-purple in it).

    What would you call it? If there is not a specific name for this color scheme, what would you name it personally? I am thinking "App. Rainbow" if no name. Thanks for allowing be to comment and please reply. I am dying to know your input.

  2. Now I am reading this page above and realize it has all of the above listed or "Radial Unity". This would be the name for it?... Thanks again for allowing me to comment.