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5. Working with Shapes and Color > Working with color

Working with color

Unlike print designs, which can use CMYK colors, Pantone color, or other color libraries, designs for the Web use only the RGB color model. All colors and images that you create must be in the RGB color mode. The good news is that when you save an image in .jpg, .gif, .png, or other web format using File > Save for Web & Devices (or File > Save For Web in CS6), Photoshop converts the colors to RGB mode automatically.


Web-safe colors

Ever heard of “web-safe” colors? Back when computers supported a maximum of 256 different colors, a list of 216 web-safe colors was created to ensure that all computers could display the colors correctly. That meant that you could design with only those 216 colors, to play it safe.

Today, web-safe colors are no longer necessary because most computers and devices can display millions of different colors.


  

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