1/5 "Master Color in Photoshop CC"

Kasia Zmokla, www.daclasses.com

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9 Videos (35m)
    • "Master Color in Photoshop" Intro

      3:25
    • The Power of Color and Color Theory

      1:57
    • The 3 Properties of Color

      5:15
    • Color Temperature

      5:56
    • The Three Dimensions of Color

      5:00
    • Color Schemes

      2:11
    • Color Wheel & Color Harmonies

      7:10
    • Tint, Shade & Tone

      1:25
    • The Meaning of Color

      2:23

About This Class

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Welcome to the 1st part of the “Master Color in Photoshop CC” course!

The course focuses on a powerful impact that color has on a photography medium. Color can make or break your image - learn how to use it and get impressive results.


This class sets a necessary background for our further practical exercises. You will learn to take advantage of a Color Wheel in your work. I will explain secrets behind most successful images and you will get a grasp on super powerful system of Color Harmonies.


This basic knowledge of Color Theory will help you smoothly perform color adjustments in further part of this course, where you will jump straight into hands-on color grading exercises. First we will be working with a female portrait and we will quite dramatically enhance colors in the image. We will apply the basic principles of complementary colors harmony.

The second image we will be working with is a male portrait, and we will color grade this photo to get a rich, saturated look built with dark colors. At the end of the entire course you will be able to make conscious artistic decisions to enhance your artwork, based on color theory. I will show you the most powerful photoshop techniques that target color grading, starting from RAW conversion. We will work with high quality supporting materials, so you will be able to follow me along and progress in no time!

See you inside the class!

Kasia

PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS SERIES

Photography Essentials: 4/5 Master Color in Photoshop CC

Photography Essentials: 3/5 Master Color in Photoshop CC

Photography Essentials: 2/5 Master Color in Photoshop CC

Photography Essentials: 1/5 Master Color in Photoshop CC

Photography Essentials: 1/2 Fine Art Compositing with Photoshop CC

Photography Essentials: 2/2 Fine Art Compositing with Photoshop CC

Photography Essentials: 1/2 Lighting Style in Photography - Low Key Effect

Photography Essentials: 2/2 Lighting Style in Photography - High Key Effect

Photography Essentials: 1/3 Amber & Teal – Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop

Photography Essentials: 2/3 Amber & Teal – Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop

Photography Essentials: 3/3 Amber & Teal – Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop

Photography Essentials: 1/3 Photoshop Light Effects – The Lens Flare

Photography Essentials: 2/3 Photoshop Light Effects – The Golden Hour

Photography Essentials: 3/3 Photoshop Light Effects – Retro Light Leak

Photography Essentials: Adobe Lightroom CC for Absolute Beginners

Photography Essentials: Create Stunning Panoramas with Lightroom CC

Photography Essentials: Master the Art of Colouring Black and White Photographs

Photography Essentials: Design an unique bookstore-quality Photo Book with Blurb

Photography Essentials: Mobile Photography – Master the iPhone Camera App

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICS SERIES

Artistic Black and White Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 1/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 2/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 3/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 4/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 5/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 6/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 7/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Photography Classics: 8/8 Artistic B&W Conversion Techniques in Photoshop

Master Portrait Editing Techniques with Photoshop

Photography Classics: 1/5 Master Portrait Editing Techniques with Photoshop

Photography Classics: 2/5 Master Portrait Editing Techniques with Photoshop

Photography Classics: 3/5 Master Portrait Editing Techniques with Photoshop

Photography Classics: 4/5 Master Portrait Editing Techniques with Photoshop

Photography Classics: 5/5 Master Portrait Editing Techniques with Photoshop

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Class Outline

  • Enhancing images with color theory. In her class, Kasia will focus on the role that color plays in photography and other branches of the visual arts. She will dive into the basic properties of color, the principles of color harmony, and how to rely on the color wheel to create more dynamic works of art. You will also examine the cultural meaning of color, its emotional impacts, and how color helps imbue compositions with visual weight. Going far beyond a simple Photoshop retouching tutorial, Kasia’s class will ultimately help you to both better understand color and how to work with digital tools to create more interesting color photographs.
  • Using color to your advantage. Although artists use color subjectively, Kasia will teach you useful guidelines to remember as you begin your creative explorations. She will discuss traditional color schemes, and how to create a pallet that will direct viewer’s attention and enhance a sense of atmosphere in your images.
  • Working with color. You will gain a better understanding of hue, saturation, brightness, tone, shade, and tint. Kasnia will explore the color wheel, explain primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, and show you how to use complementary color harmonies to make an image “pop.” In her brief, easy-to-follow Photoshop tutorials, she will also introduce you to the color picker tool, and how to use it to control and manipulate the color in your work.
  • Gauging color temperature. Kasia will explore how to use color temperature to describe indoor and outdoor light, and how to rely on kelvins to know whether your photograph will end up with a cool, warm, or neutral color scheme. With Kasia’s help, you’ll learn that when you use light temperature to set your photograph’s white balance, Photoshop enhancement techniques are easier to apply!
  • Creating dimension. You will follow along as Kasia talks about the dimensions of color, including value contrast, hue contrast, and saturation contrast, and how to use each to create depth and interest in your images.
  • Using tips and tricks. Kasia will show you how to use free online tools to design beautiful, effective color combinations. She’ll demonstrate how to use the tools to explore color schemes, and show you time-saving techniques to rely on when you are processing your photos.
  • Understanding digital techniques. Kasia will use the kind of accessible language found in Photoshop tutorials for beginners to explain how to process your photographs using the tools in Adobe’s program. She will give you step-by-step instructions for how to convert RAW files and enhance your image using her “no distraction” approach to color correction.
  • Finding light. You will learn the ways color is affected by light and its direction, and the advanced photography techniques you can use to develop the balance and beauty in your work.
  • Grading colors. Kasia will guide you through a complete color grading exercise designed to put her color theories into action. You’ll watch as she dramatically enhances portraits with complementary and harmonious colors, building warmer, more impactful images with the help of her techniques.

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very good explanation of color and its uses in imagery.

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Kasia Zmokla

www.daclasses.com

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design

Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer and video creator. Her work is displayed internationally including the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is the founder of Digital Art Classes. She is also an active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo.

Born in Poland. She received her formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and g...

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