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Graphic Design Fundamentals: Color

with Timothy Samara

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  •   04 Color as Meaning

    07:09

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About The Class

color is critical to good design.


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. 


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Color Identity

    23:39
  2. 02

    Color Relationships

    21:15
  3. 03

    Palettes & Systems

    14:39
  4. 04

    Color as Meaning

    07:09
  5. 05

    Bringing it All Together

    03:17

Meet Your Expert

Timothy Samara

Timothy Samara is a New York–based graphic designer and educator whose twenty-five career has so far focused on visual identity and branding, communication design, and typography. Since 2000, he has split his time between professional practice and academia, defining a highly respected reputation as an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons/The New School for Design, Purchase College SUNY, New York University, The University of the Arts, and Fashion Institute of Technology. Mr. Samara is a frequent university lecturer and contributor to design publications both in the U.S. and abroad. He has written eight books on design to date (all from Rockport Publishers), which have been translated into ten languages and are used by students and practitioners around the world. ... read more

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    January 2017

    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

    Øyvind Hermans

    April 2017

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

  • user-ef521b

    February 2017

    Instructor T. Samara knows his subject thoroughly and it shows. The pace is just right. The content includes much more than you would expect in a 5-lesson course. I want to get the entire bundle!

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