Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Multi-hue color schemes, part of Color for Design and Art.
- Here is a simple, streamlined, and flexible way of…coming up with good-looking and communicative color schemes.…And I use it all the time, in condensed form,…it looks like this.…I start with a color that I love, and then I look for…and add other colors that go well with my starter hue.…Now, I know that was pretty fast right there so let me…slow things down and expand on this process for you.…And I'll fill you in on what makes this palette-building…technique almost as simple as I just made it look.…
So, like I said, my starter color is always a color…that I really like and this means one of two things.…First, if I'm working on a personal project…it means just like what it sounds like it means.…It means I start with a color that I really like…you know for whatever reason…and I call this color my starter color, or my seed color.…But, if I'm working on a client's project and I say…I love this color, it actually means something different,…it means I found a color that I think will appeal…to my client's target audience.…
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