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Subtractive Primary Colors

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:56 am

In contrast to combining the additive primary colors of red, green, and blue to make white, subtractive primary colors is a four-color printing process that uses cyan, magenta, yellow and black. This is often referred to as CMYK.

Recommended Reading: Webopedia’s The Science of Color and the Digital Camera Quick Reference.