Grey light... (in Off-topic)

Jamba in da Juice January 7 2008 4:20 PM EST

So white light is all the colors of light combined, and the color black is the absence of light, so what's grey?

my thinking is that grey might have the colors cyan, magenta and yellow (btw red and blue are actually shades of cyan and magenta, not vise versa), but not all the ranges of color, just most/some of them.


QBsutekh137 January 7 2008 4:24 PM EST

Yeah, there are lots of ways to come at grey...

If you want to play around, get into any graphics or web page editor that has a "color picker"...whether it be the bars, the circle, etc... Use something that has the RGB numbers (0 to 255), and then pick greys. See how the RGB values change... Should be an informative exercise...

drudge January 7 2008 4:33 PM EST

grey is 7F7F7F

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 7 2008 4:33 PM EST


The old shades and colours arguement. ;)

Grey, White and Black aren't colours, they're shades. ;)


Spellcheck still doesn't like colour...

QBJohnnywas January 7 2008 4:35 PM EST

When you're painting you just mix black and white.

In printing - my wife works in publishing - they also mix black and white. Sometimes, as a tone, sometimes a certain density of black dots on white background.

drudge January 7 2008 4:36 PM EST

sepllcheck is racist against foreigners (non-usa)

QBJohnnywas January 7 2008 4:38 PM EST

In Photoshop apparently you do Green + Magenta to get grey.

{cb1}Linguala January 7 2008 4:58 PM EST

You can do the same in paint.
Click on colors and then edit colors, there you can choose to add a color.
White is 255 on all RGB values, black is 0 and grey is the middle of it, 128.
In fact, if all RGB are the same, you get a shade of grey and depending on how close you are to 0 or 255, it gets darker or lighter.

drudge January 7 2008 5:05 PM EST

now i got the procol herum song stuck in my head....whiter shaadde oofff paallleee

Brakke Bres [Ow man] January 7 2008 5:08 PM EST

as soon as you invent grey light let me know, ill buy it

Jamba in da Juice January 7 2008 10:16 PM EST

hey, look! i invented it! i'll sell it to the highest bidder, i think HB said $50,000,000.....
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