Cyan

A blue-green color, complementary to red.

Cyan is a greenish-blue color. It is evoked by light with a predominant wavelength of between 490–520 nm, between the wavelengths of green and blue.

In the subtractive color system, or CMYK (subtractive), which can be overlaid to produce all colors in paint and color printing, cyan is one of the primary colors, along with magenta, yellow, and black. In the additive color system, or RGB (additive) color model, used to create all the colors on a computer or television display, cyan is made by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. Cyan is the complement of red; it can be made by the removal of red from white light. Mixing red light and cyan light at the right intensity will make white light.

The web color cyan is synonymous with aqua. Other colors in the cyan color range are teal, turquoise, electric blue, aquamarine, and others described as blue-green.

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Cyan
resources
  • How To Make Classic Red/Cyan 3D Photos Out of Any Image on howtogeek.com
  • How to capture the correct color in your photos from your digital camera ~ for online sellers! on feltmagnet.com
  • Using the CMYK Color System when You Print Your Digital Pictures on dummies.com
  • How Photographic Film Works on howstuffworks.com
  • Cyanotype on wikipedia.org
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  • Image By NASA/JPL-Caltech - Public Domain — from wikimedia.org
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