Learn about the harmonic rules of color to inform choices in design projects.
- [Instructor] As a designer you're going to need to…get to grips with how colors work together…and fortunately there's an awful lot of groundwork…have been done for you over the centuries.…When I was student, it was all about Johannes Itten…whose work continues to influence design…and of all things, in the cosmetics industry,…strange enough to this very day.…He's attributed with creating the seasonal color analysis…and his work on the interaction of colors…was actually a direct influence on the Op Art Movement…of the '60s, or it started in the '60s at any rate.…
A while before, well about 150 years if I recall correctly,…although to be honest I wasn't there,…Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Theory of Colors…discussed the nature of colors…and our perception of them,…rather than the science of wavelength theory,…which had been established well before that.…It just goes to show what you can do actually…without the distractions of Facebook and Twitter,…although I bet if Instagram had been around,…he'd a been all over that.…
- The creative process
- Layout and composition
- Transforming images and assets in Photoshop
- Drawing logos in Illustrator
- Designing graphics and documents in InDesign
Skill Level Beginner
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