Fundamentals of Color Theory
In this series of lessons, we will be focusing on the fundamentals of color theory. Software required: Photoshop CS4 for project files.
What you'll learn
In this series of lessons, we will be focusing on the fundamentals of color theory. We'll begin by learning about three different groups of color that, together make up the twelve segments of our basic color wheel. From there we'll talk about how these twelve segments can change using tints, shades, and tones. We'll then discuss color temperature followed by some basic rules for creating colors that harmonize. Next, we'll learn about the psychology behind color. Then we'll explore some of the tools within Photoshop for working with color. Finally we'll walk through a process that will help guide us in making great color selections on a real world project. Using the techniques discussed here, you'll gain a better understanding of how color works. You'll also be better equipped to make informed color decisions on your own projects. Software required: Photoshop CS4 for project files.
Table of contents
- Breaking Down the Basic Components of the Color Wheel 6m
- Creating Tints, Shades, and Tones of Color 6m
- Color Temperature 7m
- Finding Color Harmony Using Basic Color Schemes 6m
- Continuing to Find Color Harmony Using Basic Color Schemes 9m
- Color Psychology 13m
- Using the Color Picker in Photoshop 10m
- Using the Kuler Extension in Photoshop 9m
- Simplifying the Process of Color Selection on a Project 12m
- Applying a Color Scheme on a Project 13m