Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Borrowing and applying hues, part of Color for Design and Art.
- Instead of creating a palette based purely…on either color wheel theory or personal invention…there are times when borrowing colors…from an existing work of art or photography…when that makes sense, too,…and I'm talking about borrowing in two contexts.…One, like when you borrow an inspired set of hues,…from something like an early 17th Century masterpiece,…and you apply them to a layout or an illustration,…and two, in the case where you add a photo…or an illustration to a layout and you borrow colors…from it and you apply them to other elements…of the design.…
So let's talk about the first scenario first.…Painted masterpieces from earlier times,…these can be great resources for color ideas.…Pallet's from these works of art…might be just what you need…to give a layout or an illustration exactly the look…and the feel that you're aiming for.…You want some ideas,…some ideas about who to look at…for this kind of inspiration?…Well, here are a few of my favorites.…Now I'd say that each of these painters…is really worth a look.…
Primarily aimed at designers and illustrators, the course leans heavily toward digital tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, but concludes with some challenges using real-world media (inks and paints!), so members can get a solid understanding of mixing colors and what tools and combinations work best.
- 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