Master Color in Photoshop CC
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Master Color in Photoshop CC

Learn professional techniques targeting color in photography.
4.4 (110 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9,908 students enrolled
Created by Kasia Zmokla
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make conscious artistic decisions to enhance images, based on color theory.
  • Work with the most powerful tools that target color
  • Correct color with a non-destructive workflow
  • Evaluate an image and remove color cast
  • Creatively use Adobe Color Wheel tool to enhance images
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Requirements
  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!
Description

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you are curious about color grading techniques behind striking portraits
  • Take this course to learn about the role that color plays in a medium of photography
  • Take the course to learn how to fix typical color related issues
  • Take this course to learn the basis of Color Theory
  • Take this course if you want to learn in detail powerful and flexible Photoshop techniques to improve your photos
  • Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process
  • Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing
  • Take this course if you love photography!
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
03:54:30
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Welcome to the "Master Color in Photoshop CC"
1 Lecture 03:25

This video presents a short intro to the course.

Preview 03:25
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The Power of Color
8 Lectures 31:17

In this video you will learn about the influence color has on photographic artwork and the basis of Color Theory.

The Color Theory
01:57

This video presents the three properties of color.

The Three Properties of Color
05:15

In this video we will discuss the concept of color temperature.

Preview 05:56

In this video we will talk how we can create a contrast in the image with the use of color.

The Three Dimensions of Color
05:00

In this clip we will cover color schemes.

Color Schemes
02:11

In this video we will be talking about Color Wheel and Color Harmonies.

Color Wheel & Color Harmonies
07:10

In this clip I will explain the difference between Tint, Shade and Tone.

Tint, Shade & Tone
01:25

In this video we will discuss the emotional and philosophical meaning of colors.

The Meaning of Color
02:23
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Color and Its Impact on Photographic Composition
6 Lectures 34:23

In this clip we will talk about the visual aspect of images that influences composition.

Color and Photographic Composition
02:27

In this video we will discuss the concept of Visual Weight.

Visual Weight
10:34

In this video we will talk about the basic awareness of color in image creation.

Color in Image Creation
02:44

In this clip I will show you examples of images that illustrate how light can affect color.

How Light Affects Color
08:22

This video presents how small differences in camera's angle can affect the image.

Direction of Light
02:53

In this video we will look at examples of images and talk about how to use a color in visual storytelling.

Color in Storytelling
07:23
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RAW Conversion for Color Grade
5 Lectures 24:45

This video contains the initial RAW evaluation before the RAW conversion process.

RAW Evaluation
04:19

In this clip you will learn how to perform the White Balance Adjustments with the Adobe Camera RAW.

White Balance Adjustments
06:16

This clip covers Exposure corrections with the Adobe Camera RAW.

Exposure Correction
04:43

In this video you'll learn how to remove potential fringing issues from an image.

Removing Fringing
03:38

In this clip you will learn the nosie reduction technique with the Adobe Camera RAW.

Noise Reduction
05:49
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Hands-on Color Grading Exercise - Complete 1st Edit
10 Lectures 01:26:37

This video is an introduction to the first color grade.

Color Grade Quick Intro
02:47

In this clip we will perform a quick cleanup & prepare the image for further development.

Quick Cleanup with the Spot Healing Brush Tool
06:43

In this video you will learn how to prepare the basic layers stack for Dodge and Burn.

Setting the Stage for Dodge and Burn
07:05

This video presents how to work with the Dodge and Burn technique to add depth to the image.

Adding Depth to the Image with the Dodge & Burn Method
20:12

In this clip we will sharpen selected areas within the image.

Selective Sharpening
09:39

This video contains luminosity adjustments.

Preview 05:57

In this clip we will adjust color in the image with the Hue & Saturation adjustment layer.

Targeted Color Adjustments with the Hue & Saturation Tool
10:21

This video presents how to work with the Selective Color Tool.

Targeted Color Adjustments with the Selective Color Tool
13:00

In this clip we will adjust color in the shadow range of the image.

Enhancing the Shadow Range
03:57

In this clip we will add final touches to the image and complete the color grade.

Final Touches
06:56
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Hands-on Color Grading Excercise - Complete 2nd Edit
9 Lectures 53:57

This video contains an image evaluation.

Color Grade Quick Intro
02:45

This clip covers sharpening the image with the High Pass filter.

Sharpening
03:15

In this clip we'll perform the initial luminosity adjustments.

Luminosity Adjustments
07:16

In this clip we will prepare the basic layers stack for the Dodge & Burn technique.

Dodge and Burn Preparations
03:42

This clip covers application of the Dodge & Burn technique to increase luminosity contrast within the photo.

Adding Depth to the Image with the Dodge & Burn Method
05:00

This video covers targeted luminosity adjustments.

Targeted Luminosity Adjustments
06:29

In this video we will adjust with the skin tones.

Skin Tones Adjustments
06:38

In this clip we will enhance highlights with a precise, luminosity based mask.

Enhancing Highlights
10:42

This clip contains final touches to the image and closes the second color grade.

Final Touches
08:10
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2 Lectures 00:06

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About the Instructor
Kasia Zmokla
4.5 Average rating
660 Reviews
31,825 Students
15 Courses
(MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

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.

Professional Background

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.

Summary

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!