Graphic Design Elements: Color Theory and Application

Adam Chraibi, Designer and animator

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69 Lessons (2h 47m)
    • 1. Color thoery promo video

      2:05
    • 2. Color Theory Basic Terms

      3:11
    • 3. Download exercise files

      0:39
    • 4. Use Value to establish Hierarchy

      4:18
    • 5. Class Project : value

      0:29
    • 6. Explaining The Color Wheel

      2:21
    • 7. Color Cobinations Rules

      5:12
    • 8. Color modes Adobe Illustrator

      1:24
    • 9. Working with existing colors

      1:46
    • 10. Customizing colors

      1:25
    • 11. Save color Swatches

      0:41
    • 12. Global Colors

      1:13
    • 13. Duplicate Global Colors

      0:46
    • 14. Adobe Color Themes

      4:02
    • 15. Color guide

      1:19
    • 16. Recolor Artwork

      2:47
    • 17. Coloring the line art

      2:46
    • 18. Save as template

      3:18
    • 19. Cmyk color system

      2:13
    • 20. Pantone Color System

      1:21
    • 21. RGB COLOR SYSTEM

      1:02
    • 22. Different techniques to create amazing color palettes

      0:09
    • 23. The subordinate dominant and accent technique

      1:00
    • 24. Meaning Based Technique For Harmonizing Colors

      0:55
    • 25. How to create a meaning based color palette in Adobe Phtoshop CC

      3:13
    • 26. One Color Palette Technique

      1:04
    • 27. Two color palette technique

      0:46
    • 28. Progressive color technique

      0:38
    • 29. Color progresison and repition exercices

      7:42
    • 30. Repitition and reoccurence technique

      0:56
    • 31. Black and white color Technique

      1:37
    • 32. Color overlap technique

      0:46
    • 33. Excessive Color Solutions

      1:36
    • 34. Color as provovateur

      0:27
    • 35. Colors interaction

      0:27
    • 36. What do we mean by Colors interaction

      1:15
    • 37. Different Color types

      4:06
    • 38. Class Project: Colors Interaction

      2:56
    • 39. How light affect your colors

      1:14
    • 40. Interaction And Proximity

      1:20
    • 41. Class Project : Colors Interaction and proximity

      1:51
    • 42. Class Project : How to make that geometric grid design to practice your colors

      8:14
    • 43. Images Illustrations and Type

      0:20
    • 44. Color and and imagery

      1:24
    • 45. Royalty free image resources final

      1:55
    • 46. Appliying color to the full image

      6:08
    • 47. Images as element of the composition

      4:00
    • 48. Proofing colors

      5:01
    • 49. Save for printing

      1:48
    • 50. Color and Texture

      3:21
    • 51. Color and illustration

      1:50
    • 52. Royalty free illustration resources

      2:20
    • 53. How to use colors and type

      0:56
    • 54. Color And Hierarchy

      0:56
    • 55. Display Text

      1:54
    • 56. Body text and color

      1:29
    • 57. Specific Fonts

      0:30
    • 58. Apply effects to display text

      3:47
    • 59. Best Font resources on the internet

      1:50
    • 60. Class Project magazine mock up

      6:41
    • 61. Colors in data visualization

      0:15
    • 62. Colors in data visualization

      3:11
    • 63. Import charts

      4:27
    • 64. The process of decluttering

      9:08
    • 65. Colors in Branding Intro

      0:20
    • 66. Colors in Brand Identity Basics 1

      9:59
    • 67. Colors in Brand Identity Basics 2

      5:40
    • 68. Class project Logo

      0:30
    • 69. Congratulations

      0:27
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About This Class

Hello I am Adam Chraibi a professional graphic designer and animator. This course Is about color theory and how to get the most use of it and apply it as a fundamental to your graphic design projects.
Color is one of the most Important and tricky elements of graphic design because it is always a shifting course. But it is also one of the most powerful tools a designer can use and effectively  communicate with clients and invoke meaning. With Successful color combinations you can attract the right customers to buy your services or products and easily increase your sells.


As much as color can help. The designer can face a lot of difficulties and challenges working with colors. part of those challenges are:
•    The subjective nature of color: it may cause a designer to be afraid of using bold combinations or from experimenting new things, using always the same color combination may get in the way of the approval process with the client.
•    Cultural connotations may lead the viewers to misunderstand the information.
•    The technical difficulties of representing a color on a screen a print and other media.


Fortunately, this is what this course is all about. You will learn how to use the right hues for any given design project by studying color relationships such as which color work the best with one another and how to create a successful tonal relationships. Learning this will help you as a designer save time and money and most importantly help you elicit the correct response from an audience and produce successful color solutions.

 What you'll learn

  • To apply color fundamentals and theory to your projects
  • Color Combinations
  • Color Interactions
  • To Create Professional Color Palettes
  • Color Harmony
  • Color and Imagery
  • Color and Typography
  • Color and Data Visualization
  • Color Basics for Branding
  • Rules to Work With Color
  • Color and Proximity
  • Color and Cultural Connotations