- Color progression
Color progressions are ranges of
colorwhose values transition smoothly through a hue, saturation, luminance, or any combination of the three. There may be multiple steps in the progression as well - for example, it may start by transitioning from red to yellow, from yellow to grey, and from grey to black.A familiar example of a color progression is the color range represented in a rainbow.
Color progressions are often utilized in
mapsand other visual representations of datain order to convey additional information. GIS tools use color progressions to indicate elevationand population density, among others. SimCity, a city simulation computer game, uses a version of color progression in its geographical maps.
Image editing and creation
Image editing tools such as
Adobe Photoshopcommonly refer to color progressions as "gradients."
fractalsare often created with a palette that utilizes smooth color progressions, which tend to emphasize the intricate detail the fractals contain.
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