Color is a fundamental aspect of nearly all design work. And if you’re working in Photoshop, all the tools and options for working with color can be a little overwhelming. If you need some help to master working with color in Photoshop, peruse the Lynda.com course by Nigel French, Photoshop for Designers: Color.
Here’s the official course description:
In this installment of Photoshop for Designers, Nigel French shows you how to correct, manage, edit, and change color. The course looks at concepts such as the color wheel and color harmonies as well as the practicalities of using the Color Picker, leveraging the power of color channels, and the characteristics of different color modes in Photoshop. The course includes instruction on correcting color, enhancing color, shifting and replacing colors, working with spot color, and more.
- The color wheel and color relationships
- Managing color swatches
- Transparency and color channels
- Working with the Color Picker
- Additive and subtractive color
- Working with color modes
- Performing color correction
- Saturation and desaturation
- Designing with spot color
- Using adjustments: levels, curves, and white balance
- Using auto color adjustments
- Matching color
In the free movie below, Nigel shows how the color wheel works and how you can use it to understand color relationships. Check it out!
Photoshop for Designers: Color
Use the color wheel to understand color relationships
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