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CMYK – 3 fun ways to mix yellow, cyan, & magenta

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CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black), “key” referring to the color plates being aligned, likely because black often outlined images. In printing, CYMK refers to the 4 process inks used to print those images on paper.

So how do you create full color images with just four super strong colors? Mixing them in one way or another. Above, Mr. Yellow, Mr. Cyan, & Mr. Magenta are mixed together in three different ways in this quick but cute animation by Buenos Aires-based Studio Ronda.

Watch this next: How Ink Is Made – Pigment powders, varnish, & big machines.

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