Additive color model

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Additive Color Model

In the additive color model, red, green, and blue (RGB) are the primary colors, and mixing them together creates white. This is the way light blends together-- shine a red, a green, and a blue spotlight in the same place, and it will make white light. You add to get white. To get a lighter color use more of each color, or to get a darker color use less of each color. Additive is the color model used to display graphics on your computer screen, where all the colors are just combinations of the colors red, green and blue. Also called RGB space.

See also subtractive color model, texture blending.

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