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Art Glossary: Tinting Strength

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Tinting strength is a measure of how strongly a particular color or pigment affects (or tints) another one when mixed with it.

Some pigments (for instance phthalo blue) have a very strong tinting ability, meaning a little will have a great effect on another color or pigment when mixed with it. Others (for instance burnt sienna) have a weak tinting ability, meaning a little will have minimal impact on another color when mixed with it.

See Also: Art Glossary: Tint

Also Known As: tinting ability

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