The Complete Guide to Color Theory for designers
3.9 (370 ratings)
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The Complete Guide to Color Theory for designers

Learn basic color theory principles, terminology, and applications, Colors shall no more be a mystery for you.
3.9 (370 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
12,494 students enrolled
Created by Chraibi Adam
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To use colors effectively to catch the viewer's eye and make a statement
  • To make the color wheel from primary colors

  • To create your own color palettes using Photoshop

  • To use colors in design and advertising
  • Easy Digital Painting techniques using Photoshop CC
  • To apply the right colors for a specific work or design
  • How colors affect your brand and sales
  • Turn images into beautiful oil painting and watercolor painting
  • Simple and easy way to design about anything using Canva
  • How to apply Color Theory in Photography
  • The psychological effect of colors!
  • To use saturation and values accordingly!
  • How to apply lighting and shadows
  • To use colors in a way that affect the customer's or the viewer's mood!
  • No prior knowledge is required.
  • Only love for art.
  • Photoshop CC (Optional)

Intimidated by color theory?

Are you struggling to decide how to combine colors in your graphics?

You’re not alone. While some of us are born with a sixth sense about color, most people are intimidated. Getting colors together is one of the biggest offenders artists face.. Understanding how to use colors effectively in your work is just not easy and that's what this course is all about. It'll teach you how to use colors like a pro. 

This is for business and entrepreneurs( designers and artists) who use visuals to sell their products or services, it will help you learn and and improve your  coloring skills  since color plays a very important role in catching the viewer's attention.

Note that The Color Theory Course has a general approach to colors which means I will be covering the basics and principals rules about colors that can be applied to any fields or specialization  I will be covering colors in art (color theory definition , color wheel,  and color theory in photography) also colors in branding  with live and concrete examples.

I believe that if you understand what each color means and the psychology of colors and what colors look good together you can apply this knowledge to anything design related either a website design a landscape or even clothing  because color harmony is inspired from only one source which is nature.

What this course is all about ?

In this course you will understand how colors are used in paintings and movies, and how to master color harmony to use it in your favor, either you are a graphic designer web designer, a filmmaker or even just a fan of art once you understand it you have all the time to master it.

The course is your track to obtain an understanding about colors and how colors are used to draw attention to tell a story or to affect the viewer's mood ! Whether for your own projects or to draw for other people.

It will take you from having little knowledge in color theory into having an advanced knowledge about colors and color harmony.

The Color Theory course deals with the abstract language of color. Students will learn basic color principles, terminology, and applications, with an emphasis on manipulating colors to either paint or creating beautiful designs.

This is the simplest, easiest yet the most comprehensive course related to color theory ! I made a great effort in putting all those elements together.

You’ll get lifetime access to your content and can learn at your own pace on any device, and you’re protected by a 100% money-back guarantee.

Note : This course is constantly updating with new projects, we're continually working to improve the scope and quality of our courses!

Who this course is for:
  • Graphic designers and painters curious about understanding colors and color harmony . This course is not for expert designers .
  • Web designers or interior designers looking to attract and impress the customer or the visitor and maybe make a purchase!
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 04:54:50
+ Simple Techniques to Concept Digital Painting
5 lectures 01:03:44
Digital Painting part 2
Digital Painting part 3
Shadows and Highlights
Final Touches
+ Create your own color palettes
1 lecture 08:05
Make your own color palette in Photoshop
+ Make photos look like Oil painting
1 lecture 11:23
Get Active Turn a normal image into an oil painting
+ What color and saturation is all about
8 lectures 15:14
understading colors
How one color can create an entire image
Why color is an important factor in the entertainment world
Saturation and value
The use of saturation in history
Saturation and desaturation to change your mood
Saturation as a compositional element
Summarize for saturation and value
+ Turn pictures into watercolor painting
1 lecture 16:01
Create watercolor painting from pictures in Photoshop
+ Color harmonies
10 lectures 33:02
Monochromatic palettes examples
Complimentary color palettes examples
Split complementary

Choose split complementary color schemes.

Split Complementary scheme
1 question
Double complementary
Warm tones
+ Apply Color Theory in Photography with Photoshop CC 2018
2 lectures 20:30
How to apply color schemes to your images
Adjusting your picture using Lights and Contrast
+ Colors in Videos
1 lecture 07:32
Color theory in videos