Color Theory

Color Theory

In this Color Theory training class, students will learn the basics of thinking about color and about the rules and considerations for working with color in design projects.

12 Months / 8 Course Hrs
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  • Requirements

Details

In this Color Theory training class, students will learn the basics of thinking about color and about the rules and considerations for working with color in design projects.

Enrollment Options:
Self-Paced
12 Months Access Course Code: T7647
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$49.95

Syllabus

  • Terminology
    1. Color Wheel
      1. Primary Color
      2. Secondary Color
      3. Tertiary Color
    2. Saturation
    3. Hues and Shades
      1. Hues
      2. Shades
      3. Tints
      4. Tones
    4. Exploring Shades and Tints Using Adobe Illustrator
    5. Value of the Hue
    6. Colors
      1. Neutral Colors
      2. Warm Colors
      3. Cool Colors
      4. Monochromatic Colors
    7. Color Scheme
  • Building an Efficient Color Theme
    1. Triadic
    2. Complementary
    3. Split
    4. Analogous
    5. Color "Feeling" Mood
      1. Cultural Reference
  • Color Theory Principles
    1. Complementary Colors
    2. Contrasting
    3. Vibrancy
    4. Monochromatic
  • Color Context
    1. Mode RGB/CMYK
      1. RGB Mode
      2. CMYK Mode
    2. Print or Screen
      1. Print Features
      2. Screen Features
    3. Audience Type
    4. Scope of Project
  • Implementing Color
    1. Create Color Palette
    2. Mechanics of a Color Scheme
    3. White Space

Requirements

Operating System Options

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X

Text or HTML Editor

If you don't already have something to use for Plain Text editing or Web authoring, please choose one of the options listed below.

  • Windows
    • Crimson Editor (recommended)
    • Notepad
    • Adobe® Dreamweaver®
  • Mac OS X
    • TextEdit
    • TextWrangler
    • Adobe® Dreamweaver®

Browsers for Windows

You need both of the following browsers.

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6 or greater

Browsers for Mac OS X

You need both of the following browsers.

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
  • Safari 3.0 or greater