How to Get the Perfect Color in Photoshop
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How to Get the Perfect Color in Photoshop

Learn how color works from the basic principles of color theory to the tools and techniques to apply that theory professionally in Adobe Photoshop.

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How to Get the Perfect Color in Photoshop

Learn how color works from the basic principles of color theory to the tools and techniques to apply that theory professionally in Adobe Photoshop.

  • 4.8 (86 Reviews)
 
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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Introduction
  • 1. Getting Started (1:18)
  • Exercise Files
Chapter 2
Color Theory
Chapter 3
Tools & Techniques
  • 4. Levels (23:28)
  • 5. Curves (9:47)
  • 6. Vibrance (2:08)
  • 7. Hue-Saturation (9:05)
  • 8. Channel Mixer (10:02)
  • 9. Photo Filters (3:15)
  • 10. Color Lookup Tables (LUTs) (5:43)
  • 11. Gradient Maps (9:31)
  • 12. Selective Color (5:17)
  • 13. Solid Color Fill Layers & Blending Modes (3:58)
  • 14. Color Balance (4:00)
  • 15. Blend If (9:48)
  • 16. Capturing Accurate Colors in Camera
  • Chapter 3 - Quiz
Chapter 4
Color Correction
  • 17. Warm Skin Tones (27:39)
  • 18. Flushed Skin Tones (6:07)
  • 19. Fairy Lights (8:20)
  • 20. Warm Cast (5:55)
  • 21. Multicolored Lights (3:59)
  • 22. Stylized Lights (2:44)
  • Chapter 4 - Quiz
Chapter 5
Color Toning
  • 23. Color Toning with Hue Saturation (23:37)
  • 24. Color Toning Levels and Curves (18:26)
  • 25. Color Toning Gradient Maps (11:24)
  • 26. Color Toning Fill Layers (10:05)
  • 27. Color Toning Black White and Sepia (16:20)
  • Chapter 5 - Quiz
Chapter 6
Advanced Color Toning Examples
  • 28. Mountain Landscape (11:52)
  • 29. River Landscape (8:17)
  • 30. Sky and Water Reflection (10:35)
Chapter 7
LUTs and Presets
  • 31. LUTs & Batch Processing with Actions (14:53)
  • 32. Lightroom Presets (6:27)
Chapter 8
What's Next
  • 33. What's Next (0:54)
Chapter 9
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
Aaron  Nace

World’s leading Photoshop educator & founder of PHLEARN with 1.5 million+ YouTube subscribers

After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To
  • Master color theory and know the different ways that color affects your images
  • Navigate basic and advanced Adobe Photoshop color tools and features
  • Work with adjustment layers in Photoshop to ensure that you get the perfect color
  • Perform color correction on your images for skin tone and lighting
  • Perform basic and advanced color toning on your images using a range of Photoshop features
  • Work with Photoshop LUTs and actions and Lightroom presets
About This Course

Color is a powerful tool for image creators. Photographers and editors who work with color on a daily basis know that grading can often be the hardest part of creating consistently striking images. What’s more is that, in this saturated market, developing your own signature style is more important than ever and having the ability to work with color like a pro is a surefire way to elevate your work above your competition.

Packed with downloadable practice files, custom Photoshop LUTs and Lightroom presets, this course is designed to give you a strong foundation in color theory as well as the ability to apply those principles to any image in Photoshop with ease. With a focus on the core fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, this course will teach you everything you need to know to achieve perfect color and style every time.

About This Course

Color is a powerful tool for image creators. Photographers and editors who work with color on a daily basis know that grading can often be the hardest part of creating consistently striking images. What’s more is that, in this saturated market, developing your own signature style is more important than ever and having the ability to work with color like a pro is a surefire way to elevate your work above your competition.

Packed with downloadable practice files, custom Photoshop LUTs and Lightroom presets, this course is designed to give you a strong foundation in color theory as well as the ability to apply those principles to any image in Photoshop with ease. With a focus on the core fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, this course will teach you everything you need to know to achieve perfect color and style every time.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to master color and tone in Adobe Photoshop
  • How to use the color wheel and color picker in Photoshop with confidence
  • How to use tools such as levels, curves, vibrance, hue and saturation, channel mixer, photo filters, gradient maps, color balance, blending modes and much more.
  • How to color tone with adjustment layers, fill layers, black & white and sepia effects.

Why learn with Aaron Nace?

World’s leading Photoshop educator with over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube. After growing a massive cult following on Flickr, Aaron’s fans followed him to YouTube where he began to share his talents through in-depth Photoshop tutorials on his channel, PHLEARN. Worked With: Adobe, GrubHub and Sony.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Freelancers looking to offer color editing services
  • Editors wanting to build on their existing skill set
  • Photographers and designers wanting to enhance their images
  • Entrepreneurs with photo editing businesses
  • Anyone wanting to improve their Photoshop
  • Anyone wanting to learn the fundamental principles of color theory
  • All experience levels

Requirements

  • Access to Internet
  • Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device

What Is Included?

  • Immediate unlimited access to course materials
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
  • English Closed Captions
  • Suitable for mobile or desktop
  • A badge to showcase your expertise on your profile page upon completion
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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Introduction
  • 1. Getting Started (1:18)
  • Exercise Files
Chapter 2
Color Theory
Chapter 3
Tools & Techniques
  • 4. Levels (23:28)
  • 5. Curves (9:47)
  • 6. Vibrance (2:08)
  • 7. Hue-Saturation (9:05)
  • 8. Channel Mixer (10:02)
  • 9. Photo Filters (3:15)
  • 10. Color Lookup Tables (LUTs) (5:43)
  • 11. Gradient Maps (9:31)
  • 12. Selective Color (5:17)
  • 13. Solid Color Fill Layers & Blending Modes (3:58)
  • 14. Color Balance (4:00)
  • 15. Blend If (9:48)
  • 16. Capturing Accurate Colors in Camera
  • Chapter 3 - Quiz
Chapter 4
Color Correction
  • 17. Warm Skin Tones (27:39)
  • 18. Flushed Skin Tones (6:07)
  • 19. Fairy Lights (8:20)
  • 20. Warm Cast (5:55)
  • 21. Multicolored Lights (3:59)
  • 22. Stylized Lights (2:44)
  • Chapter 4 - Quiz
Chapter 5
Color Toning
  • 23. Color Toning with Hue Saturation (23:37)
  • 24. Color Toning Levels and Curves (18:26)
  • 25. Color Toning Gradient Maps (11:24)
  • 26. Color Toning Fill Layers (10:05)
  • 27. Color Toning Black White and Sepia (16:20)
  • Chapter 5 - Quiz
Chapter 6
Advanced Color Toning Examples
  • 28. Mountain Landscape (11:52)
  • 29. River Landscape (8:17)
  • 30. Sky and Water Reflection (10:35)
Chapter 7
LUTs and Presets
  • 31. LUTs & Batch Processing with Actions (14:53)
  • 32. Lightroom Presets (6:27)
Chapter 8
What's Next
  • 33. What's Next (0:54)
Chapter 9
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I learn photography or Photoshop first?

    Photography and Photoshop go hand in hand, and it’s possible to learn new skills in both at the same time. Improving your photography skills will allow you to take better pictures, while improving your Photoshop skills will allow you to enhance those pictures and add exciting effects. If you want to build an online freelancing career, then learning how to use Photoshop will give you a better range of options. Photoshop services are in high demand, and Fiverr is the go-to platform for buyers seeking skilled Photoshop professionals.

  • Which Photoshop basics does a photographer need to know?

    Color is one of the most important features of photos. As a photographer, you should know how to perform color correction, adjust hue and saturation, and apply filters or LUTs. You should be confident working with black and white or sepia photographs; it also helps to understand concepts like color theory before you even begin using Photoshop. This course covers all these basic Photoshop skills, color theory, and more. It will also introduce you to some advanced practical techniques. The course syllabus gives a breakdown of what you’ll learn.

  • Can Photoshopped photography be considered as art?

    Yes, Photoshopped photography is a valid and beautiful art form. Working with Photoshop makes it easy to improve the quality and visual appeal of photographs – and other images. It’s easy to fix problems caused by poor lighting and add enhancements that improve on nature; making leaves look greener and the sky look bluer! We can also add more dramatic effects. It is important to be honest and disclose when and how Photoshop has been used – especially if you enter photography competitions or publish your work as art.

  • What is LUT in photography?

    LUT stands for Look Up Table. Look up tables contain values that tell Photoshop how to display colors. You can apply LUTs to your photos to create distinctive color effects. They allow us to adjust the colors in a photograph in a similar way to filters – but LUTs are more flexible than filters. LUTs can be used to change all the colors in an image, or just a small range of colors. We’ll look at LUTs in detail during this course, and show you how to use LUTs in Photoshop.

  • What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (or Lightroom, for short) is built for image editing and image organization. There are cloud-based and desktop versions of Lightroom available; both can be used to add filters and effects to photos. You can enhance colors, sharpen images, crop, rotate, and invert your photos – and more. Lightroom also makes it easy to organize photos and add keywords. You can even upload photos directly from Lightroom to websites like Flickr and Facebook. Lightroom is widely seen as being easy to learn and user friendly.

  • How is Lightroom different from Photoshop?

    Lightroom and Photoshop are both popular image-editing programs. You can use either program to improve the quality of your photos – but there are differences between them. Lightroom provides simple tools that can be used to quickly edit and organize images, and post these online. Photoshop is more focused on image editing, and offers a more powerful set of tools for this task. Learning how to use Photoshop can take a little longer, but most users would agree that it’s the best software available for advanced photo editing.