‘RGB’ Social Media Icons Image Pack – FREE Download
I’ve got a FREE gift for you today! Click here to download the Graphic Design-themed ‘RGB’ Social Media Icons image pack.
You’re free to use them on your website or blog, no credit or link-back required – but I encourage you to share the love with your friends by using the social media sharing options at the end if this post.
In graphic design (and color photography, but I’ll talk about that another time), we work in two different color models: RGB (Red, Green, Blue) and CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black). The easiest way to explain this in relation to branding and websites is…
RGB = for the Web
CMYK = professional printing
You can change the color mode you’re working with in Photoshop. Always use RGB for web graphics. You’ll notice a problem if you use a CMYK image on your website – the colors look funny, not what you see in your image editing program.
And don’t get RGB confused with RYB (Red, Yellow, Blue). RYB (the Primary Colors) color theory is the predecessor to CMYK, and it is used with a good old-fashioned paint brush to mix different combinations of red, yellow, blue, black and white paint to create new colors.
You would use CMYK when creating business cards, flyers, brochures – any printed materials that you order from VistaPrint or your local print shop.
So, a free image pack plus a mini color theory lesson today! Sure beats the 3-4 hours each day I spent in Graphic Design studio during my first year of college, and even more hours at home painting grey scale diagrams and tertiary color wheels. Gotta love the Internet!