Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Using texture to influence a palette's look, part of Color for Design and Art.
- Now I realized that what I'm going to start…talking about right here, it might not seem…like it has all that much to do with color,…but trust me, it does,…and we'll get to that connection in just a minute.…So, I keep a quality digital camera with me,…pretty much all the time, a camera like this,…and it's a step above a cell phone camera.…And I take pictures of whatever catches my eye.…You name it, lots and lots of pictures,…and it's not uncommon when one or more of these images…makes their way into a layout that I do for a client…or inside one of my books.…
So yes, I have a whole bunch of photographs in my computer.…They're mostly organized in the folders…that say things, like, buildings, streetscapes,…sky, water, people, bugs, nature, and so on.…But you know which folder contains the most images?…It's the one I call Visual Textures.…Now, what are visual textures?…Well, they're images of anything that's visually textural,…you know what I mean?…It's like a shot of a metal floor, a decorative glass,…a peeling paint scene, stainless steel,…
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