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Graphic Design Fundamentals: Color


Graphic Design Fundamentals: Color


Class Description

Color is a critical element of good design. Learn how to make expert-level color choices in Graphic Design: Color with Timothy Samara.

In this class, you’ll learn about the fundamental principles for working with color and how those insights can help you create cohesive color palettes. You’ll learn about:

  • Hue, temperature, saturation, and value
  • Analogous and complementary relationships
  • Developing palettes and systems
  • Color psychology and symbolism

Timothy will share tips for working with color that will improve the overall quality of all of your design work and help you get great results every time.

In Graphic Design: Color with Timothy Samara you’ll learn a fool-proof system for selecting color that you’ll return to again and again. 


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This class is totally on trend. I can see it being VERY popular. CreativeLive obviously loves him & his (awesome) topics, as his classes are often available for limited time (for free). Speaker is well versed/uber knowledgeable on the subject/techniques; obviously very passionate & a creative/visionary. I would suggest for him on future verbal teachings, to work on the elimination of the verbal tick of saying "uhh" so very often. Otherwise, A++++. Thank you.

Øyvind Hermans

Precise, clear and interesting course. The course gave me the insight I was looking for, I love it.

Raud M.

I wish there was a neutral option for the grading of this course. I for one, did some research about the subject, and read Sean Adams book; I would say that some of the content at the beginning feels erroneous. For instance, the course says RYB are the primary colors.. but actually they are only, in the world of artists using paint ink printing etc and is not necessarily scientifically proven to be the primary colors when it comes to our eye perception (scientist video:, but RGB is closer which is why TV CAmeras and anything electronic uses the RGB system. ( additive system/red green and blue). heres is a video which actually make the experiment with light (*also RYB/CMY (substractive) system red yellow and blue produces black not white ) ------- 2. There is not explanation has to how to interchange or use the different colours in RGB RYB and CMY modes which I think is important if like me, you work with different media. Besides that, I appreciate the rest of the content although it became a bit confusing at rare times with the saturation and value explanation.