What are Color Modes?

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As a designer, it’s important to differentiate the color modes so you can optimize each stage of your design process. If you use the correct color mode in your design, you will also help get your message and tone across. In this lesson, we’ll define common color modes and help you understand when to use them in your designs. You’ll never have to fear these acronyms again.Let’s begin with a quality comparison between several common color modes. The below illustration depicts the difference between LAB, RGB, CMYK, Index, Greyscale and Bitmap color modes. You’ll notice how the quality from left (LAB) to right (Bitmap) decreases as the amount of color decreases.Illustration comparing LAB (Infini…