How to Get the Perfect Color in Photoshop

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How to Get the Perfect Color in Photoshop

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Course Syllabus

chapter 1


  • 1. Getting Started (1:18)
  • Exercise Files
chapter 2

Color Theory

  • 2. Introduction to Color Theory (9:57)
  • 3. The Color Picker (12:15)
  • Chapter 2 - Quiz
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

Course Description

Color is a powerful tool for image creators of all types. This course is designed to give you a strong foundation in color theory and the ability to apply those principles to any photo in Photoshop. Whether you need to color correct an image to help skin tones look natural, or you want to add your own unique color and style to a photo so it stands out from the crowd, this tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to get perfect color in Photoshop. 

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19 Reviews

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  • shiv2015

Great Course.Learned a lot and clear my doubts of Color Matching and changing in Photoshop.Recommended for all who want to know the in-depth knowledge of color theory.

  • wanderingartist

Absolutely loved it !! I hope you make more courses !!

  • Georg

Perfect course!

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  • Md. Mehede Hasan

Really good course for Color theory in photoshop. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you

  • sinsin .

Great course!

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  • opportunity3 .

Easy to understand, very nice man, I'm glad I completed this course now, I have a clear understanding of Photo Shop.

  • joy_alex .

Really awesome videos.
& Very helpfully.

  • iqbal5259 .

Excellent tutorial for color correcting. Thanks

  • rokibul2018 .

I loved it too much. Thanks

  • Hanna Lomakina

Thank you. The course is great.

  • soharofsohan .

Thanks a lot

  • fist_of_fury .

Great course

  • jennfisher .

A great addition to the other photoshop courses.

  • atikrahmanshuvo .

Awesome course. Thanks

  • cre8iveartwork .

Thank you , this was a great opportunity to improve my personal skills although I knew most of the parts presented in this course .
For someone who is knew and intends to start a gig on Fiverr this course if very useful .

  • digitalmonsterr .

Everything was thoroughly explained. Thank you so much!!

  • andelby .

Aaron Nace is a professional designer! His lessons are very light and interesting, as well as explaining the features of photoshop it also helps you with the basics of colors, lights, shadows, etc. For those who want to learn much more than software, they should attend this course!

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.