Image: Creative commons: Ray eye“Are you visually literate? Are your kids?”
Read the blog posting by Leslie Madsen Brooks and follow the links listed.
Visit the Color Matters website and read about color symbolism in different cultures. Browse the website to learn more about the significance of colors in our lives.
Basic Principles of Visual Design
There are four basic concepts of visual design, Contrast, Alignment, Repetition and Proximity (CARP). Understanding the principles and being able to name them will greatly enhance your visual literacy.
- A short compendium about color theory
- Complementary/Analogous color schemes
- Always test the colors
- Color Palette Generator - Enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the image.
- Color database