Color Theory Basics for Graphic Designers - Creating Color Palettes

Lindsay Marsh, Teacher & Freelance Designer 14+ Years ✅

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7 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Class Preview

    • 2. The Psychology of Color

    • 3. Color Wheel and Harmony

    • 4. Exploring Color Palettes

    • 5. Exploring Color Palettes - part 2

    • 6. Exploring Color Palettes - part 3

    • 7. Student Project

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About This Class

Color theory for Graphic designers: Create Strong Color Palettes.

Are you looking for a short dive into color theory?
This class will cover multiple aspects of color theory including the basics of color harmony and how to find color options within those color harmonies. We will also talk about the basics of hue, tones and shades and understand the differences between them.

We also look at wonderful color examples and the psychology of color. We look at the various effects different colors have on emotions, feelings and moods.

Lastly, we will go deeper into studying shades, tints and tones by learning how to make color selections in popular design software by using the HUE CUBE.

Lastly, we will practice create varieties of our base hue to create cohesive wonderful color palettes.

So, let’s learn together.