Color Theory for Today's Creative Professionals

No matter which creative industry you plan on stepping into, they all have at least one thing in common: strong grasp of color theory is an absolute must. Software required: Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6.
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Rating
(79)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 11, 2013
Duration
1h 12m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(79)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 11, 2013
Duration
1h 12m
Description

No matter which creative industry you plan on stepping into, they all have at least one thing in common: strong grasp of color theory is an absolute must. In this course, we will make learning the basics of color fun and easy to understand. First we'll break down color and learn three different ways to describe it. Next we'll learn about additive and subtractive color models before spending some time with the color wheel learning about color harmonies and color temperature. We will wrap things up by learning how color relationships affect our perception of color and how color can affect our moods and emotions. After completing this course, you'll have a solid foundation of color knowledge on which to build going forward with your creative career. Software required: Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello. I'm Eddie with Digital-Tutors. In this series of lessons, we'll take an introductory look at color theory, learning several core principles that will not only help you to look at colors differently but also help give you a solid foundation to build on as you move forward with your creative career. Now, no matter what creative industry you plan on stepping in to, they all have at least one thing in common. A strong grasp of color theory is an absolute must. In this course, we'll make learning the basics of color fun and easy to understand. First we'll break down color and learn three different ways to describe it. Next we'll learn about additive and subtractive color models before spending some time with the color wheel learning about color harmonies and color temperature. We'll wrap things up by learning how color relationships affect our perception of color and how color can affect our moods or emotions. After completing this course, you'll have a solid foundation of color knowledge on which to build going forward with your creative career. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.