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Chapter 15. Creating and Editing Digital... > Understanding Color Depth and Color ...

Understanding Color Depth and Color Palettes

Another important factor in any graphic is the color used in it. The right colors can make an image sing; the wrong colors turn that song into a dirge. To produce colors that enhance your images, you need to have a good understanding of how your Mac works with color.

If you have ever tried explaining the color of something to someone, you know how difficult it is to explain color. No matter how precise you try to be, the person you are talking to will probably end up with a slightly different picture of the color you were describing than the one in your mind. We humans all perceive color slightly differently. Color to us is an abstract concept that can't be described in precise terms.


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