Color for Design and Art

Color for Design and Art
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Date(s) - 15/11/2019
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Color for Design and Art removes the mystery from color theory, showing artists and nonartists alike how to confidently choose, apply, and modify palettes of eye-catching hues. Jim Krause is a designer, a photographer, and an illustrator. He is also the author of 17 books, including Color for Designers and Color Index, part of his famed Index series of design books. In this course, Jim explains the essential components of color theory in simple language, showing how hues can be assembled into good-looking palettes and how you can use your design and illustration software to apply colors to logos, layouts, and illustrations. The training provides clear advice on how to create color schemes based on current trends and the tastes of different target audiences. Jim also shows how color can attract attention and affect mood and meaning.

What you’ll learn

  • Navigating the color wheel and color vocabulary
  • Why a color’s value is so important
  • RGB vs. CMYK vs. spot
  • Finding the perfect color
  • Working with grays and browns
  • Building a color palette
  • Borrowing hues for palettes
  • Establishing color hierarchies
  • Fixing color problems
  • Altering color in photos and illustrations
  • Using texture with color
  • Painting for learning and fun


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