HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness)HSL is a fairly intuitive colorspace provided by many graphical editing programs. The Hue channel
forms a circle that goes through all the colors in the color wheel, Saturation indicates how much color there
is, and Lightness specifies how bright the color is. With no saturation, the color is always grey.
With no Lightness, the color is always black, and with maximum Lightness, the color is always white.
HSL isn't HSV
There are subtle differences between HSL and HSV. When I get more
time, I'll document those differences, as well as provide some cool pictures and stuff. until then,
use these links:
This image is of the HS plane at L=120. It isn't a very
good picture, and I'll generate a better one eventually.