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How does adding tint affect the value of a color?

Tint is the addition of white to a pure color. When adding white to most hues, it will often not only lighten but also brighten. Pink and lavender are red and purple with white added, respectively. Hues of orange and green will become brighter as more white is added instead of becoming a lighter color, to an extent. The more white that’s added, the lighter the color will be. Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a hue. Burgundy will have a darker value than beige. Black mixed with a color is the definition of shade. By adding black to any hue, you will see a dramatic change to the original color.

   —Unisub

Jennifer Foy

Jennifer Foy

Unisub

Jennifer Foy has over 20 years of experience using Adobe software and working in the advertising, marketing, and design fields. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes for colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer is currently working as the Creative Director at Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands. Jennifer can be reached by email at [email protected]

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