Color Index 2: Over 1500 New Color Combinations. For Print and Web Media. CMYK and RGB Formulas.

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HOW Books, Dec 12, 2007 - Design - 357 pages
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A new take on color combinations!

Color Index 2 contains hundreds of different color combinations, each with an accurate formula for both print and web use. You'll easily find the best colors for your piece with chapters organized by dominant hue, and with unique expansion palettes—sets of four related hues arranged from dark to light—that allow you to explore even more color combinations for limitless possibilities.

Designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists alike will find this book an indispensable tool when it comes to finding color-related ideas and solutions. A companion to its best-selling predecessor, Color Index 2 offers even more colors and fresh new combinations of colors, making it easier than ever to create harmonious palettes for whatever project you're working on!

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Absolutely the most perfect book for matching the color of your paper to the exactly color of your ink from your printer. I would recommend this to everyone. Read full review

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This is one of those books that I always have open or bookmarked and it stands up to the heavy use I put it though. I use it constantly. This little book has almost every color combination you would want or need. I especially find it helpful when looking for CMYK color combos, which are hard to pick on screen. It helps to see what they will look like in print.
An indispensable addition to any graphic designer's library.

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About the author (2007)

Jim Krause has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s. He has produced award-winning work for clients large and small, including Microsoft, McDonald's, Kodak, Cingular Wireless, Washington Apples, Bell Helicopter, Levi Strauss, Paccar/Kenworth, Northern Trust and Seattle Public Schools. He is also the author and designer of the Index series available from HOW Design Books: Idea Index (2000), Layout Index (2001), Color Index (2002), Design Basics Index (2004), and Photo Idea Index (2005).

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