Painting With CMY Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview:

It's your time to order uniforms for the school's football teams. There is one difficulty: the company which you will order from prefers to receive the order in terms of the three primary colors of paints which will be applied to different parts of the uniform. In this activity, you will experiment with the effect of different paint colors on the appearance of the various parts of a football team uniform.

 

Directions:

Circle the primary paint colors which must be imparted to the following team uniforms in order to create the indicated color appearance:

Team #1: Chicago Titans

Uniform Part
Desired Appearance
Required Paint Colors
Helmet
Blue
CMY
Skin
Magenta
CMY
Shirt
Yellow
CMY
Pants
Blue
CMY
Socks
White
CMY
Shoes
Black
CMY

 

Team #2: Washington Knights

Uniform Part
Desired Appearance
Required Paint Colors
Helmet
Red
CMY
Skin
Black
CMY
Shirt
Blue
CMY
Pants
White
CMY
Socks
Red
CMY
Shoes
Yellow
CMY

 

Team #3: St. Louis Fliers

Uniform Part
Desired Appearance
Required Paint Colors
Helmet
Green
CMY
Skin
Yellow
CMY
Shirt
Green
CMY
Pants
Yellow
CMY
Socks
White
CMY
Shoes
Black
CMY

 

Follow-Up Questions:

1. Tell the result of mixing the following primary color of paints in equal amounts:

Cyan + Magenta ---->

Cyan + Yellow ---->

Magenta + Yellow ---->

Cyan + Magenta + Yellow ---->

 

2. What primary paint colors must be imparted to an object to give it the appearance of white?

 

3. What primary paint colors must be imparted to an object to give it the appearance of black?

 

4. A primary paint color serves to selectively absorb a specific primary color of light. Whatever light is not absorbed is reflected by that paint. Use your understanding of color addition and subtraction to indicate which primary colors of light are absorbed by each primary paint.

Cyan paint absorbs the primary light color _____.

Magenta paint absorbs the primary light color _____.

Yellow paint absorbs the primary light color _____.

 

5. Complete the color equations shown below; then indicate what primary paint color(s) are in the object.

a.

R + G + B light - ____________ light = R + G light = ___________ appearance; there is ___________ paint in the object.

b.

R + G + B light - ____________ light = R light = ___________ appearance; there is ___________ paint in the object.

c.

R + G + B light - ____________ light = G + B light = ___________ appearance; there is ___________ paint in the object.

d.

R + G + B light - ____________ light = __________ light = Magenta appearance; there is ___________ paint in the object.

e.

R + G + B light - ____________ light = __________ light = Black appearance; there is ___________ paint in the object.

f.

R + G + B light - ____________ light = G light = ___________ appearance; there is ___________ paint in the object.

 

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Tutorial information on color addition and subtraction is available in Unit 12 at The Physics Classroom.

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