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Training for Developers and Artists

24 The Secrets of the Color Disc

What are the primary colors? In this lesson, we’ll learn there’s more than one set of primary colors, and why Illustrators use one while artists use the other. Then we’ll make a new palette using some palette manipulation tools in the Procreate color picker.


The challenge is to make something colorful using the RYB palette. I’ve given you a few sunsets to try out for this. Thanks to Luis Urban for the top three from Aguascaliente, Mexico. If you are Spanish speaking, check out Luis’ podcast. The bottom three are my photos of Lake Michigan sunrises and a sunset in Kona, Hawaii.


I showed you this video how to make your own RYB palette, but if you want to download it, I’ve added it here, see Video 03 Downloading Stuff

RYB Colors

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