Complementary Colors and Retouching in Photoshop

Marcin Mikus, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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6 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:42
    • 2. Key Colors

      6:56
    • 3. Basic Practice

      7:11
    • 4. Working with Gradient Maps

      5:58
    • 5. Fill Layers and Masks

      7:06
    • 6. 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