Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Helping colors get along, part of Color for Design and Art.
- Colors don't need to have anything in…common to get along with each other.…Complimentary colors, for example, they come from…opposite sides of the color wheel and neither has a…trace of the other in it's DNA.…And yet these, they can look great together as long…as the two colors have clear differences in value.…And that said, there's definitely a time and a place for…palettes made from colors that do share in common qualities.…Like when a hint of gold and yellow is added to all the…colors of an illustration to give it notes of warmth…while also lending the palette a look of inner connectivity…because of the in common hints of gold and yellow.…
I first learned about using tints to harmonize palattes…when an art teacher he saw me struggling to get…the hues in one of my paintings to look like they…were getting along and he told me a trick about…mixing a light transparent color of some kind and…floating it over the top of an entire painting as a…way of bringing unity to all it's colors.…And that's basically what you're doing when, for example,…
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