Creative Image-Making: Layered Color Effect Using Channels in Photoshop

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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6 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction & Overview

      0:51
    • 2. Understanding Colour Models

      3:09
    • 3. Colour Channels in Adobe Photoshop

      8:35
    • 4. Manipulating Colour Channels

      7:53
    • 5. Using Halftone Filters with Channels

      3:09
    • 6. Saving & Conclusion

      1:11
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Project Description

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Create an eye-catching poster or wall art by manipulating colour channels.

You can use a lot of different types of images in this class: photographs, illustrations, line or technical drawings, or even typography or calligraphy. Or a combination of any of these, if you want. Although it can be pretty much anything, an object or a person against a monotone or, even better, a white background would be the best starting point.

Start by researching images which inspire you and think what mood you want to create with your own work. Check out my Pinterest board Channels & Halftones to get a feel of what can be created using this technique.

Complete your class project by uploading the following:

  • original image or images;
  • any work-in-progress previews if you want to receive feedback on how to develop your work further;
  • 1 or more final designs;
  • screenshots with the visible Channels panel to demonstrate how you've achieved your effect (optional)
  • a few words about your process and what you have learnt.

Resources:

Unsplash

Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr

Bibliodyssey Flickr Library

U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Channels & Halftones — my research board on Pinterest

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