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Fundamentals of Color Theory
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Released Feb 18, 2010
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this series of lessons we will be focusing on the fundamentals of color theory. We'll begin by learning about three different groups of color that, together make up the twelve segments of our basic color wheel. From there we'll talk about how these twelve segments can change using tints, shades, and tones. We'll then discuss color temperature followed by some basic rules for creating colors that harmonize. Next, we'll learn about the psychology behind color. Then we'll explore some of the tools within Photoshop for working with color. Finally we'll walk through a process that will help guide us in making great color selections on a real world project. Using the techniques discussed here, you'll gain a better understanding of how color works. You'll also be better equipped to make informed color decisions on your own projects.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:59
Breaking down the basic components of the color wheel
2

Breaking down the basic components of the color wheel

 
05:55
Creating tints, shades and tones of color
3

Creating tints, shades and tones of color

 
05:51
Color temperature
4

Color temperature

 
06:46
Finding color harmony using basic color schemes
5

Finding color harmony using basic color schemes

 
06:13
Continuing to find color harmony using basic color schemes
6

Continuing to find color harmony using basic color schemes

 
08:49
Color psychology
7

Color psychology

 
13:00
Using the color picker in Photoshop
8

Using the color picker in Photoshop

 
09:35
Using the Kuler extension in Photoshop
9

Using the Kuler extension in Photoshop

 
08:43
Simplifying the process of color selection on a project
10

Simplifying the process of color selection on a project

 
11:34
Applying a color scheme on a project
11

Applying a color scheme on a project

 
13:15