Welcome to the "Master Color in Photoshop CC"!
This course focuses on a role that color plays in photography medium.
We will target specifically photography, but the aspects of color we will discuss, closely relate to all branches of visual arts. We will start by examining the powerful impact that color has and it’s role in creating photographic artwork.
We will take a deep dive into color theory: we will talk about the color wheel - a visual system helping to organise colors, we’ll discuss the basic properties of color and the principles of color harmonies. Next we will focus on the meaning of color and its emotional impact.
The second part of the course addresses influence of color on photographic composition. We will discuss the role color plays in building Visual Weight and how we can create balance in photos by skillful color arrangement.
You will learn how color is affected by light and its direction and what kind of action we can take to get desired results. We will close this section by looking at color’s importance in storytelling.
The third part of the course targets post processing techniques and tools that can be used to enhance colors in images. You will learn how to convert effectively a RAW file with the Photoshop plugin Adobe Camera Raw and how to improve it further in Photoshop. We will take a non-destructive approach to color correction that allows you greatest flexibility within your workflow.
In the final part of the course I will walk you through two complete color grading exercises. Here we will put into action the theory gathered from the previous sections. First we will be working with a female portrait and we will quite dramatically enhance colors in the image. We will apply the basic principles of complementary colors harmony.
The second image we will be working with is a male portrait, and we will color grade this photo to get a cool, silvery and airy look built with desaturated colors.
At the end of this course you will understand the strong impact that color has on your images. You will learn how to make conscious artistic decisions to enhance your artwork, based on color theory.
I will show you the most powerful Photoshop techniques that target color grading, starting from RAW conversion. We will work with high quality supporting materials, so you will be able to follow me along and progress in no time.
See you inside the course!
In this video you will learn about the influence color has on photographic artwork and the basis of Color Theory.
This video presents the three properties of color.
In this video we will talk how we can create a contrast in the image with the use of color.
In this clip we will cover color schemes.
In this video we will be talking about Color Wheel and Color Harmonies.
In this clip I will explain the difference between Tint, Shade and Tone.
In this video we will discuss the emotional and philosophical meaning of colors.
In this clip we will talk about the visual aspect of images that influences composition.
In this video we will discuss the concept of Visual Weight.
In this video we will talk about the basic awareness of color in image creation.
In this clip I will show you examples of images that illustrate how light can affect color.
This video presents how small differences in camera's angle can affect the image.
In this video we will look at examples of images and talk about how to use a color in visual storytelling.
This video contains the initial RAW evaluation before the RAW conversion process.
In this clip you will learn how to perform the White Balance Adjustments with the Adobe Camera RAW.
This clip covers Exposure corrections with the Adobe Camera RAW.
In this video you'll learn how to remove potential fringing issues from an image.
In this clip you will learn the nosie reduction technique with the Adobe Camera RAW.
This video is an introduction to the first color grade.
In this clip we will perform a quick cleanup & prepare the image for further development.
In this video you will learn how to prepare the basic layers stack for Dodge and Burn.
This video presents how to work with the Dodge and Burn technique to add depth to the image.
In this clip we will sharpen selected areas within the image.
In this clip we will adjust color in the image with the Hue & Saturation adjustment layer.
This video presents how to work with the Selective Color Tool.
In this clip we will adjust color in the shadow range of the image.
In this clip we will add final touches to the image and complete the color grade.
This video contains an image evaluation.
This clip covers sharpening the image with the High Pass filter.
In this clip we'll perform the initial luminosity adjustments.
In this clip we will prepare the basic layers stack for the Dodge & Burn technique.
This clip covers application of the Dodge & Burn technique to increase luminosity contrast within the photo.
This video covers targeted luminosity adjustments.
In this video we will adjust with the skin tones.
In this clip we will enhance highlights with a precise, luminosity based mask.
This clip contains final touches to the image and closes the second color grade.
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All copyrights Kasia Zmokla.
Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design
My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!
I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.
Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.
I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.
Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.
My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.
I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.
Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.
To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!