Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Seeing and fixing problems with color, part of Color for Design and Art.
- I'm going to open up an illustration here…in just a minute, then I'm going to color it poorly.…And what I'm going to do is point out how the palette fails,…then I'm going to show how I will fix it.…After that, I'm going to do it again.…Another poor application of color, and another fix.…And then one more time after that.…Three very different and very common color problems,…and three different solutions.…And hopefully these demonstrations will…put some useful ideas in your head…for the next time you come across…similar color-related issues.…
So, here we go, my illustration…and a poor application of color.…Now, to be honest, it's not like…this is a complete disaster.…It's pretty nice colors really.…But still, I do see a problem.…It's subtle, but since we're professionals here,…or soon-to-be professionals,…we're all about fixing problems, right?…No matter how subtle, or how obvious.…It's the teal and the orange.…They're about the same value.…So, wherever they touch, they tend to blend a little bit.…And since they're complementary colors,…
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