I just had a quick question regarding derby submissions. It’s probably pretty obvious, but I’m having trouble figuring it out. Can someone explain to me exactly what is meant by a six-color design? I see shirts that seem to be using different shades of the same color–for example, a deep purple, medium tone purple, and light purple. How is this done in order for it to still count as a single color? My first thought was transparencies layered on top of each other, but the guidelines say no transparencies…so are they different shades in the same color family that still count as a single color…or what? I’m so confused on this aspect of designing.
If anyone can give me a “6 colors for dummies” explanation, that would be fantastic.