Adding blacks, whites, and greys to colors creates shades, tints, and tones. Adding music to videos creates a great way to learn! Trust us, learning about Value is very Value-able!

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Well you may know about color, also called a hue
But today we’re gonna talk about: VALUE!
So, here is the color wheel, umm yeah you know
And here is black and white, well where do they go?
Well they don’t have a spot, but you add them to:
ANY color on the wheel or all of them too!

Let’s try: Just take any color and then add black
Good job, now the color is dark
A color that is darker is also called a shade
Mix black and red and maroon is made!
I said color that is darker is also called a shade
Mix black and red and maroon is made!

Let’s try: Just take any color and then add white
Good job, now the color is light
A color that is lighter is also called a tint
Mix white and red and you get pink!
I said a color that is lighter is also called a tint
Mix white and red and you get pink!

Value: Tones, Tints and Shades
Value: White, Black, and Grey!

Now what about grey, what is that?
Well that’s what you get when you mix white and black
Add grey to a color and you get  a tone
There’s not just one but many tones!
So get some paints and experiment
And make a lot of shades, tones, and tints!

Add black to color to get a shade
Add grey to a color and tones are made
Add white to a color and you get a tint
Line them up from light to dark you get a gradient!
This is what we mean when we say Value:
It’s the lightness or darkness of a Color or Hue!

Value: Tones, Tints and Shades
Value: White, Black, and Grey!

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