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Automatic design of colors for magazine covers
Author(s): Ali Jahanian; Jerry Liu; Qian Lin; Daniel R. Tretter; Eamonn O'Brien-Strain; Seungyon Lee; Nic Lyons; Jan P. Allebach
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8664, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World IV, 86640B (28 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008914
Show Author Affiliations
Ali Jahanian, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Jerry Liu, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Qian Lin, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Daniel R. Tretter, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Seungyon Lee, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Nic Lyons, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Jan P. Allebach, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8664:
Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World IV
Qian Lin; Jan P. Allebach; Zhigang Fan, Editor(s)

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