is color based upon light. Your computer monitor and television use
RGB. The name "RGB" stands for Red, Green, Blue, which are
the 3 primaries (with green replacing yellow). By combining these 3
colors, any other color can be produced. This color method is only used
with light sources; it does not apply to printing. Web related graphics
however can be saved in RGB.
is the color method based upon pigments. "CMYK" stands for
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (it's what the K stands for). Using
these 4 colors, most other colors can be achieved. This is the method
used by printers the world over. When a job is printed in "Full
Color" it is printed using CMYK inks.
is yet another printing color method. PMS stands for "Pantone Matching
System," and is a large list of specially mixed colors made by
the Pantone Corporation. Instead of using CMYK to create colors, the
pigments are created individually for purity. For example, if I wanted
to use a Red-Violet color, I'd pick PMS 233M. The color would be made
exclusively for my project and would always print exactly how I want.
They can be useful for projects with few colors or printed along with