HSB colour values

HSB colour values (codes) are decimal triplets used in software applications to identify different colours.

  • A decimal triplet is a code containing three parameters which refer to the hue, saturation and brightness of a colour.
  • Values applied to each of these three parameters can be used to specify millions of different colours.

In the implementation of the HSB colour model used in Adobe Illustrator CC:

  • Hue is represented in degrees from 00 to 3590 corresponding with locations on the circumference of a colour wheel.
  • Saturation is represented as a percentage where 100% denotes a fully saturated hue and 0% denotes a fully desaturated hue.
  • Brightness is represented as a percentage where 100% denotes a hue at maximum luminance and 0% denotes the darkest possible version of a hue.

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