Complementary Colors and Retouching in Photoshop

Marcin Mikus, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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6 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:42
    • Key Colors

      6:56
    • Basic Practice

      7:11
    • Working with Gradient Maps

      5:58
    • Fill Layers and Masks

      7:06
    • Advanced Masking techniques

      11:15

About This Class

Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors .The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring.

Complementary colors are tricky to use in large doses, but work well when you want something to stand out.

In this class You will learn:

  • Adjustment layers that You will use in the future for Your Color Grading in Photoshop

  • Basic Workflow Techniques for Complementary Colors

  • Working with Gradient maps

  • More advanced techniques, such as working with masks to have full control on the color, different methods of working with colors

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Shows some interesting tools and techniques but it has a very slow pace, and that is a little bit boring. The class could be shorter.

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Marcin Mikus

Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

I'm open minded and creative Photoshop Instructor and interationaly published Professional Retoucher.  The area I'm interested in is photo retouching and photomanipulation. I believe that massive layers of imagination allows me to create interesting, nontrivial ideas.

I've been teaching Photoshop for the last seven years. I spend almost every day with photoshop and in time I was able to gain more and more knowledge about right ways of teaching Photoshop. After few years of teachin...

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