Understanding colour and colour theory is crucial in photography, but this is a vast topic that could easily make up a section of its own. Instead, in this class, Karl introduces you to the concept of colour and provides a basic understanding of colour theory and how you can apply it to enhance your photography.
Here you’ll learn about primary and secondary colours, different colour models, hue, saturation and brightness and also how to control colour (this is also covered in more detail in this class here).
This Photoshop class covers the following:
- Primary & secondary colours
- Colour models
- What is a pixel
- What is Hue, Saturation and Brightness
- How to correct colour
- Bit depth explained
- Colour profiling
If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comment section below.
One of the first things to look at and understand when it comes to colour theory and photography is the colour wheel. This will help you visualise different colours and understand how they interact. You can see each of these colours reflected in the most commonly used colour model — the RGB colour model.
What makes up colour
As you probably already know, images are made up of thousands of little squares called pixels. Each of these squares is defined by a colour, brightness and saturation value. By controlling colour, essentially, we’re simply adjusting the colour, brightness and saturation of each of these individual squares.
How to adjust colour
Using either the RGB, CMYK or Lab colour models, you can quickly and easily adjust the colour of your image. This is something we look at in more detail in this class here.