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Justin S.
 

complementary colors of film and printing


Can anyone tell me the three complementary colors of film and the three for developing? I know one is Red,Blue,Green and the other is Magenta,Cyan, and Yellow. I just don't remember which one belongs to which. Any help is much appreciated.


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10/3/2005 11:51:28 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  y-b
r-c
m-g


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10/4/2005 1:50:52 AM

 

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  An easy way to remember is to think of them in a circle. Red's is blue and green together, or cyan. Blue's ia green and red together, or yellow. Green's is red and blue together, or magenta.


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10/4/2005 4:02:11 AM

 
Michael H. Cothran   Justin,
All the answers so far are correct, but I don't think any addressed your specific question.
Transparency film is RGB, and conventional photographic color printing is YCM. Color negative film, when developed, I believe, will show YCM, although it is somewhat hidden with the orange masked film.
Michael H. Cothran
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10/4/2005 5:49:16 AM

 
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