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Question about the color wheel. If blue and red make purple, and blue and yellow make green, does that mean purple and green make blue?

666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/06/09 20:52:44
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  • ETpro 2012/06/09 21:47:04 (edited)
    ETpro
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    In RGB, it doesn't work like it would in paint, which is reflective and based on Red, Yellow and Blue. In RGB (Red Green Blue) Purple is 50% red and 50% blue. Green is a primary active color, and so 100% Green. So mixed, they end up a dirty green. This is a 100% purple background viewed through a pure green mask set at 50% opacity.

    green 100 purple background viewed pure green mask 50 opacity

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  • Brosia 2012/07/02 02:55:32
    Brosia
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    No. That makes brown. Because you cannot make a primary color by mixing other colors.
  • P. Sturm 2012/07/01 03:48:20
    P. Sturm
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    You need to be careful. There are two different color wheels. One is for pigments, based on subtractive primaries, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The other uses the additive primaries, red, green and blue, for mixing light, like on your computer monitor.
    I don't think you can backtrack with light, it just ends up approaching white. You can with the pigments, because they're reflecting the colors. But in practice it's far easier to scrape the paint off or stretch a new canvas.
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/06/26 16:23:41
  • Quazimoto 2012/06/12 16:15:48
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/06/11 16:43:15
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    +1
    Oh, my, you really don't know, do you?
  • The One 2012/06/11 07:26:19
    The One
    +1
    Drop some LSD and figure it out yourself!!!!
  • Andrew 2012/06/11 04:25:10
    Andrew
    +1
    I think so.
  • ready46xwu 2012/06/11 01:40:32
    ready46xwu
    +1
    U have too much time on ur hands! lol
  • bettyboop 2012/06/10 20:19:33
  • Racefish 2012/06/10 18:13:21
    Racefish
    +1
    Nope. You get mud.
  • Mike 2012/06/10 08:14:23
    Mike
    +1
    No, they make black. These are secondary colors only.
  • beach bum 2012/06/10 05:51:13
    beach bum
    +1
    i think you get a darker green
  • Queen B 2012/06/10 04:37:01
    Queen B
    +1
    No, purple and green make brown.
  • Vennie 2012/06/10 03:30:53
    Vennie
    +1
    Doesn't work that way. You start putting too many primary colors together and you end up with sort of dark gray or black.
  • Vennie Vennie 2012/06/10 03:32:59
    Vennie
    +1
    ETpro is right, is it more of a muddy dark green than black.
  • Red Branch 2012/06/10 02:34:20
  • Me 2012/06/10 02:26:10
  • Wretha S 2012/06/10 01:56:31
    Wretha S
    +1
    Nope...
  • hannah 2012/06/10 00:32:31
    hannah
    +1
    no it would make a nasty brown
  • Helmholtz 2012/06/09 23:48:52
    Helmholtz
    +1
    I don't think that the blue in one cancels out the blue in the other.

    If you're interested in colors, you may enjoy this podcast:

    http://www.radiolab.org/2012/...

    It argues with strong evidence that some animals (and maybe even some people) can see colors that we can't. It also gives evidence for color, to some extent, being a social construct.
  • Harley Quinn 2012/06/09 22:39:53
  • Ryoka∞Boy 2012/06/09 22:33:05
  • LarryStylinson 2012/06/09 22:26:22
    LarryStylinson
    +1
    No secondary colors can't make make primary colors...
  • Kiosk Kid 2012/06/09 22:16:04
    Kiosk Kid
    +2
    Let me explain it to you; think about Humpty Dumpty.

    There are primary colors then you get the results of other colors but you can't put the primary colors back together again.

    They are like Humpty Dumpty, you can’t put him back together again.
  • Kane Fernau 2012/06/09 21:48:17
  • ETpro 2012/06/09 21:47:04 (edited)
    ETpro
    +5
    In RGB, it doesn't work like it would in paint, which is reflective and based on Red, Yellow and Blue. In RGB (Red Green Blue) Purple is 50% red and 50% blue. Green is a primary active color, and so 100% Green. So mixed, they end up a dirty green. This is a 100% purple background viewed through a pure green mask set at 50% opacity.

    green 100 purple background viewed pure green mask 50 opacity
  • Sofahead 2012/06/09 21:30:23
    Sofahead
    +1
    Usually brown

    Some word Jazz from Ken Nordine - Colors (1967)

    Ken Nordine - Green



    Ken Nordine - Yellow



    Ken Nordine - Blue



    Ken Nordine - Flesh

  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/09 21:26:59
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I think you need a different color wheel to look at, try this one.

    color wheel
  • Happy 2012/06/09 21:18:43
    Happy
    +3
    no, blue, red and yellow are primary colors and cannot be made by mixing 2 different colors. Green, purple and orange are secondary colors and only made by their respective primary colors being mixed. mixing 2 secondary colors would not make a primary color.
  • tallChristian 2012/06/09 21:15:36 (edited)
    tallChristian
    +2
    no, the blue is the primary color and what you add to it determines what you get. You add green to the blue you get teal for example.
  • Lili13 2012/06/09 21:13:46
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/09 20:58:26
    sockpuppet
    +2
    STEP AWAY FROM THE COLOR WHEEL.
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/06/09 20:54:49
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    Nope. Doesn't work that way. Red and purple make blue. Purple and green will make a more yellow green kind of color, I think.
  • sockpuppet Jack's ... 2012/06/09 20:59:41
    sockpuppet
    +3
    We call it "brown". :O)
  • WhereIs... sockpuppet 2012/06/09 21:25:06
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Kind of, but you have to mix the blue and yellow to get the green first, then mix in some red, or you can really end up with a mess because brown is 50% red and 50% green, so if you do yellow, blue and red, you have to get the proportions right.
  • Shawna WhereIs... 2012/06/09 22:43:13
    Shawna
    +1
    Just keep mixing until you have brown and then you will also have a lot of brown. Paint a picture of a brown bear in a forest lying on some dead leaves and eating chocolate.
  • WhereIs... Shawna 2012/06/10 00:54:41
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I have seen brown mixed badly with paints, it looked like puse or some weird color, it was not pretty.
  • Shawna WhereIs... 2012/06/10 00:57:17
    Shawna
    +1
    Yes-well there are many shades of brown-lol.
  • WhereIs... Shawna 2012/06/10 01:15:58
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Well that is one shade nobody would ever use, and it was not brown at all, it was a purplish gray mess.
  • Shawna WhereIs... 2012/06/11 02:00:23

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