Understanding color: Warm advances, cool retreats


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Understanding color: Warm advances, cool retreats

Besides indicating detail with brushwork, you can also indicate depth and visual importance with color by controlling its temperature and saturation. Atmospheric or aerial perspective is a painting technique in which three-dimensional depth is portrayed by reducing color saturation and tinting retreating colors towards blue. This mimics the effect of the atmosphere on distance. We can additionally use this optical cue to place greater importance on subject matter in a painting. In this video, we'll take a look at how to use this technique.

So, just to kind of cover what I'm talking about here, I've got a couple example here that I want to show you. This is atmospheric perspective, and in this case, it's actually foggy out. But see how the color in the foreground is fully saturated and rich. And as distance increases, in this case, there's particulate in the air in the form of tiny droplets forming the fog. So, as objects get farther away, more and more of that is between...

Understanding color: Warm advances, cool retreats
Video duration: 4m 9s 4h 46m Intermediate

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Understanding color: Warm advances, cool retreats provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Photoshop Wacom
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