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BASE HUE: A hue from the color circle to which a color is derived; its source hue. The concept of a base hue means that the thousands of colors that we perceive can be traced back to the twelve hues on the traditional color wheel.

SYSTEMS OF COLOR NOTATION: Color theorists have developed various systems of notation for the three color attributes of hue, value, and saturation.

CHROMATIC NEUTRALS: Subtractive intermixtures of complementary hues that create neutral colors based on chromatic, rather than achromatic, colors.

SATURATION: The property of color that refers to its purity, intensity, or chroma. High-saturation key colors are pure, bright, and intense. Low-saturation key colors are duller, subtle, and muted.

COLOR KEYS: The notes on a piano keyboard are analogous to the concept of color keys. Two types of color keys are value keys, which are levels or light (high) to dark (low) colors, and saturation keys, which are levels of pure to muted colors.

Here's a Handy Little Guide to the World's Mythical Creatures
from io9

Here's a Handy Little Guide to the World's Mythical Creatures

Most of our childhood was filled with fairies, dragons, mermaids, elves and gnomes. Stories about mythical creatures are always fascinating because they represent exaggerated human qualities, like fairies that do good and grant wishes, or ...