Additive Secondaries

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How do I get the secondary colors of cyan and magenta?

Additive Secondaries

Taking the light Additive Color System, when you mix the light primaries of blue and green, you get Cyan. This is, obviously, a blue-green color.

When you mix the light primaries of red and blue, the result is Magenta. This is a bluish-red.

The third light secondary is yellow. This secondary is developed when red light and green light are mixed together.



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