Illustration: Understanding Color Theory

Learn how to get the best out of your art and express yourself through different color combinations and ranges! Take your work to the next level.

About this course

On this course we'll focus on the fundamentals of the color wheel and understanding Color Theory in Concept Art. Learn about the Color Wheel and the color spectrum. Learn about the different color models, RGB for digital painting and CMYK for print. Discover what hue, tone, tint and shade mean and how to use different color schemes on your own illustrations, like complementary, analogous and triadic color schemes. Paint along with me as I apply all these theories to my own character designs, inspired by the Snow White universe.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course you'll learn how to create your own color schemes using the color wheel and applying all the fundamentals to your own personal designs.

You will learn: how to use the color wheel, the difference between RGB and CMYK, the different types of color schemes and applying the color schemes to your own designs.

Who’s this course for?

 This course is for beginner to intermediate-level Photoshop users that have a basic knowledge of the tools and functions.  

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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 3m 5 lessons 258 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Sarita Kolhatkar
Sarita Kolhatkar
Sarita Kolhatkar Teacher

Sarita Kolhatkar is a concept artist and illustrator that has worked with such game studios as ArenaNet and Imaginary Games and with companies like Lufthansa Airlines, Mars Chocolates and many others. She has a BFA in Animation and Illustration, and over 4 years experience in the game industry. Her game experience also includes triple-A titles like Guild Wars 2 and mobile games like Afterland and Spooky Treats. She loves creating imaginative characters and environments and shares her knowledge and techniques through tutorials.

To learn more, visit http://HeartShapedGlasses.ca