28 March 2013 Automatic design of colors for magazine covers
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Abstract
In the design of a magazine cover, making a set of decisions regarding the color distribution of the cover image and the colors of other graphical and textual elements is considered to be the concept of color design. This concept addresses a number of subjective challenges, specifically how to determine a set of colors that is aesthetically pleasing yet also contributes to the functionality of the design, the legibility of textual elements, and the stylistic consistency of the class of magazine. Our solution to automatic color design includes the quantification of these challenges by deploying a number of well-known color theories. These color theories span both color harmony and color semantics. The former includes a set of geometric structures that suggest which colors are in harmony together. The latter suggests a higher level of abstraction. Color semantics means to bridge sets of color combinations with color mood descriptors. For automatic design, we aim to deploy these two viewpoints by applying geometric structures for the design of text color and color semantics for the selection of cover images.
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Ali Jahanian, Ali Jahanian, Jerry Liu, Jerry Liu, Qian Lin, Qian Lin, Daniel R. Tretter, Daniel R. Tretter, Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Seungyon Lee, Seungyon Lee, Nic Lyons, Nic Lyons, Jan P. Allebach, Jan P. Allebach, } "Automatic design of colors for magazine covers", Proc. SPIE 8664, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World IV, 86640B (28 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008914; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008914
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