Have you ever heard someone say any of these statements thinking they meant the same thing?
I mixed 4 tints of the same colour?
I mixed 4 tones of the same colour?
I mixed 4 shades of the same colour?
I mixed 4 values of the same colour?
Well, in general language, folks can use these terms loosely, don’t shoot me, I’ve done it myself.
but in Art there is a difference.
So what is the difference?
Ok so this is real simple..
Tint is the pure colour (or hue) plus white
Shade is the colour (or hue) plus grey
Tone is the colour (or hue) plus black
So each of these mixes will be different
Value is the overall intensity or strength of the colour from dark to light.
The colour can be a mixed colour or a pure colour, that doesn’t matter.
Value refers to the steps or difference in the scale from darker to lighter.
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