The Photoshop Color Picker can be daunting when you first see it but it doesn't need to be. This video breaks down each of the controls, so you know exactly what you're looking at and why you might use it. It also shows how to hit the right color note if you're given specific colors to use to match your client's branding, or visuals used in other parts of a complete campaign.
- [Narrator] There are several approaches…to choosing a color.…Partly because there's more than one way…of recording or displaying color…and partly because people like to work…in different ways.…Regardless of the way colors are displayed,…you'll always be making choices…that result in a set of numbers…being assigned to pixels.…In theory, you can always simply…type in color values and this is often…the way to work when producing graphic content…for print press because a logo color,…or branding color, is not a question…of subjective preference.…
You'll find professional printers…will often demand black…made from a particular set of values…for which their printer is calibrated.…There are lots of short cut color pickers…available in photo shop but this is the main one.…You actually start with the range of hues…in the vertical strip.…Then use the large square to choose…color intensity and lightness.…You'll notice out of gamut warnings…for print or web.…Gamut is just another word for color range.…
If you click the warning, photo shop will choose…
Get ready to remove the mystery behind terms you've encountered. If you work in a creative profession, this can enhance your command of the tools you use. Learn what a pixel really is, what color channels are, and what audio frequency is. Discover how color channels, bit depth, and video frame rates work. Find out the difference between codecs and file formats, and how compression is involved. By the end of this course, you'll know how to answer common client questions—like, whether a logo should be supplied in vector or bitmap form, and more.
Note: Motion graphics in this course were provided by Chelsea Parrish: chelseaparrish.com.
- What is a pixel?
- Aspect ratios
- Bit depth
- Alpha and transparency
- Light and color channels
- Color modes: RGB, YUV, CMYK
- Camera depth of field
- Chroma Key and Luma Key
- Blend modes
- Color wheels, vectorscopes, and waveforms
- Video compression and codecs
- Frame rates and timecode
- File formats
- Audio amplitude
- Capturing audio tone as frequency
- Audio timing using the phase
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Introduction to Video Dialogue Editingwith Ashley Kennedy3h 14m Appropriate for all
1. How Do Computers Think?
2. How Cameras and Computers Think about Color
3. The Language of Color
4. The Shape of Your Picture and the Speed of Your Video
5. Storing Everything (Codecs)
6. Color Wheels, Vectorscopes, and Waveforms
Understanding waveforms2m 39s
7. Making Changes
8. Audio Made Simple
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