Course Description

Learn to make conscious artistic decisions to enhance your artwork, based on color theory. Discover the role that color plays in photography and other branches of the visual arts. Dive into the basic properties of color, the principles of color harmony, and learn how to rely on the color wheel to create more dynamic works of art. Examine the cultural meaning of color, its emotional impacts, and how color helps imbue compositions with visual weight.

You Will Learn

  • Useful application of the Color Theory and color schemes in enhancing color in your artwork

  • Working with the color picker tool to control and manipulate color in your photos

  • How to confidently work with Masks and Adjustment Layers

  • Applications of the most powerful, non-destructive Photoshop techniques that target color grading, starting from RAW conversion

  • Best practices for performing a classic portrait edit workflow with professional Photoshop techniques

  • Tips and time-saving techniques to rely on when you are processing your images

  • Implementation of free online tools to design beautiful, effective color combinations

Sharpen Your Skills

Understand Color Intuitively

Learn useful guidelines, traditional color schemes, and how to create a pallet that will direct viewer’s attention and enhance a sense of atmosphere in your images.

Working With Color

Gain a better understanding of hue, saturation, brightness, tone, shade, and tint. Explore the color wheel - primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, and make an image “pop” with complementary color harmonies.

Gauging Color Temperature

Explore color temperature settings to describe indoor and outdoor light, and how to rely on kelvins to know whether your photograph will end up with a cool, warm, or neutral color scheme.

Creating Dimension

Discover the dimensions of color, including value contrast, hue contrast, and saturation contrast, and how to use each to create depth and interest in your images.

Finding Light

Learn the ways color is affected by light and its direction, and the advanced photo editing techniques you can use to develop the balance and beauty in your work.

Powerful Color Grading

Follow through a complete color grading exercise designed to put color theories into action. Learn to dramatically enhance portraits with complementary and harmonious colors, building warmer, more impactful images.

Complete workflows using real-life examples train you for better results in your own work

Learn by Doing

Complete Photo Edit 1: Simona

In this hands-on part of the course, we will jump straight into action and perform a complete portrait edit. After initial quick clean-up, I will show you step-by-step how to work with the Dodge & Burn technique to add contrast and create depth in the image. You will learn how to create and work with a dedicated set of layers that will be used to non-destructively darken or brighten selected areas in the image. You’ll also learn how to perform targeted sharpening and global luminosity adjustments. Finally, you’ll become immersed in professional color grading techniques, and you will have a chance to test the color theory principles presented in the initial part of the course.

Complete Photo Edit 2: Stefan

With the skills gained in editing the “Simona” portrait, you’ll have a more solid depth of understanding when it comes to working with color. The portrait of Stefan dramatically differs in mood and tonality, and you will be experimenting with “cinematic color grading” to create dark, desaturated, dynamic artwork.

We love helping photographers improve their skills

Real Students, Real Results

“I have taken many courses and most of them always end up focusing on " How to use the tools " and " How to apply certain techniques or effects " .. But in the end when we go and try it later for ourselves, we soon realize that it doesn't look very professional. The reason this keeps happening to you, is the lack of theory and concept about color and luminosity and composition. So no matter how well you learn how to use the tools, if you don't have the theory and concept, you end up using the tools incorrectly. This is why we struggle on achieving the strongly desired " Professional Look " we all want from our pictures. I really like and recommend this course because Kasia ( the instructor ) always focuses very heavily on the theory and concepts of photography. You will learn profound meaning of many things and learn how to achieve results by helping you develop your artistic side, rather than your dexterity with the tools. Kasia, I hope that you continue making courses this way and keep focusing on what I've just told you. Must instructors keep teaching us " How to use the tools " ... But what we really need to know is " Why " do we need to use the tools. If you need more detailed student feedback, just send me a message and I will happily tell you more about what is it exactly what we need and what we're looking for. Thank you all for reading and thank you Kasia for this great course.”

Sandro Cabrera

“I enjoyed both learning and participating in this course and do intend to apply the knowledge gained to my own photographs. The course instructor is very knowledgeable and concise with her teaching and guidance.”

Ian Walker

“Excellent explanations of the complex concepts of color and the techniques to achieve outstanding color (HSL) effects through the use of layer masks and the appropriate PS tools. I would find a way to highlight the brush tool outline and the pointer, perhaps by making them a different color than they are in PS, so that we can see where you are with the brush and the pointer at all times. In addition, sometimes the flow values were not discussed or visible. Learned a great deal. I will take you other courses after I work on these images and then some of my own. Great job. Thanks, Larry.”

Larry Perfetti

“I am a fan of the instructor. She is a great teacher.”

Theodore Mitchell

“Detailed and informative.”

Elizabeth Adels

“Excellent, learned a lot!”

Matija Galina

“The course is very good. Especially for someone like me who is working in the field without prior knowledge of colour and without doing any course on colour.”

Larhubarbe Denis

“Very helpful, thank you!”

Naziullah Kamal

“I just want to say, very very very useful thanks.”

Wilson Andres Oquendo

“Its Very good for graphic designer thanks a lot trainer.”

Md Anowar Zahid

What's Included

  • • 4 hours of in-depth content for beginning / intermediate users

  • • High resolution TIFF files for you to edit along with the videos


  • 1

    1. Introduction to the Course

  • 2

    2. The Power of Color

  • 3

    3. Color and Its Impact on Photographic Composition

  • 4

    4. RAW Conversion for Color Grade

    • RAW Evaluation

    • White Balance Adjustments

    • Exposure Correction

    • Removing Fringing

    • Noise Reduction

  • 5

    5. Hands-on Color Grading Exercise - Complete 1st Edit

    • Color Grade Quick Intro

    • Quick Cleanup with the Spot Healing Brush Tool

    • Setting the Stage for Dodge and Burn

    • Adding Depth to the Image with the Dodge & Burn Method

    • Selective Sharpening

    • Luminosity Adjustments

    • Targeted Color Adjustments with the Hue & Saturation Tool

    • Targeted Color Adjustments with the Selective Color Tool

    • Enhancing the Shadow Range

    • Final Touches

  • 6

    6. Hands-on Color Grading Excercise - Complete 2nd Edit

    • Color Grade Quick Intro

    • Sharpening

    • Luminosity Adjustments

    • Dodge and Burn Preparations

    • Adding Depth to the Image with the Dodge & Burn Method

    • Targeted Luminosity Adjustments

    • Skin Tones Adjustments

    • Enhancing Highlights

    • Final Touches

  • 7

    7. Resources

    • Download Resources Here


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Master Color in Photoshop