Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video The painter's color wheel, part of Color for Design and Art.
- There's nothing like hands-on experience…with paints to solidify and expand what we know about color.…So whenever I get to talk to designers about color,…I suggest strongly that they paint, just for fun…if nothing else, to really come to grips with both…color theory and color application.…Now before I get into painting supplies and…actual painting projects, I want to return to something…we talked about way back at the beginning…of this course, it's the color wheel.…This color wheel.…The standard model that most art schools use…when they're teaching about color.…
Well, how do I put this?…This color wheel, the one that we all know and love,…it's a lie.…Well, okay, it's not really, like, this outright lie.…But it's not exactly true, either.…The traditional color wheel with red, yellow, and blue…as its primaries, it doesn't quite mesh with…the reality of how colored pigments…behave in the real world.…But don't go and throw away everything…that we've talked about here about the color wheel.…This standard model color wheel is actually…
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