Don’t you ever wonder why some photographs just pop out? They just look right? This is probably the effect of the ‘right’ colors used in the photo. Color, you see, has a deep impact on our brains. Colors that work well together make us feel good; and colors that don’t work well together lower the visual impact of a photo.
This is why we set out to make the most comprehensive color tutorial. And trust me comprehensiveness is due. While color may seem like a trivial concept, (red, yellow, blue, right? wrong!), it is anything but.
The Complete Guide to Colors is also called “Colors in a Nutshell” because it gives you all the information you need to start working with colors, color harmonies, and color schemes. (yup, color is scheming).
In this two and a half hours course we are covering everything you need to know about color. From the basic concept of color and color mixing. Through understanding color harmonies and using Photoshop color tools to their max. Ending with sophisticated concepts like applying color schemes to images and relevant color considerations you need to take before starting a shoot. We will end with a few walkthroughs and samples from the real world.
When you are done with the tutorial, you will:
- Gain understanding about What is color and how it works
- Learn What are color harmonies and color schemes and how to use them
- Know How to create a ‘right’ palate of colors
- Understand the principles behind color work and learn to apply it to your own images
- Know how to use colors for complex masking
- Learn how to ‘fix’ photos with bad colors
- Know how to use photoshop curves to fix color issues
We are not throwing you into this complex topic with no aid. There are two helpful resources attached with the tutorial:
- A PSD containing examples of how color mixing works
- An example from our own tests with masks applied
Here is what people are saying about this course:
A really great tutorial and a must have (must know) for every photographer and digital artist.
To get a quick overview, have a look at the introduction: