chapter  1
◾ Introduction to Color Models
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A color model is a structured system for creating a full range of colors from a small set of dened primary colors. ere are three fundamental models of color theory. As shown in Figure 1.1, these models are as follows: (1) the Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) color model of lights and display originally explored by Isaac Newton in 1666; (2) the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key Black (CMYK) model for printing in color originally patented by Jacob Christoph Le Blon in 1719; and (3) the Red, Yellow, Blue painters model fully summarized by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1810 [1]. Figure 1.1 shows a visual summary of these three fundamental models of color theory.