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Color Theory for Photographers

with Blake Rudis

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    04:34
  •   02 Introduction and Importance of Color Theory

    23:32

Class duration: 1h 21m

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About The Class

Improve your photography and post-processing techniques

Color Theory is often referred to as "Painter's Knowledge." However, the truth is that having a strong foundation in Color Theory as a photographer can make a world of difference in your finishing effects and help you define your artistic style. Post processing expert Blake Rudis walks through Color Theory from the basics to the practical application so that you can improve your photography, post processing techniques, and style.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    04:34
  2. 02

    Introduction and Importance of Color Theory

    23:32
  3. 03

    Basic Color Theory Adjustments in ACR and Lightroom

    09:09
  4. 04

    Manipulating Color Properties in Photoshop

    08:48
  5. 05

    Color Theory and the Curves Adjustment Layer

    09:15
  6. 06

    Using Color Theory to Affect Mood with Effects

    16:02
  7. 07

    Advanced Selections for Color Theory

    10:28

Meet Your Expert

Blake Rudis

Blake Rudis is a classically trained artist who started as a painter, transitioned into printmaking and sculpture, and finally decided to double down on his love for photography. ... read more

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94% of students recommend this class.
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  • Cheryl Tarr

    Cheryl Tarr

    June 2018

    Blake shares some very interesting concepts and tricks which I hope to learn how to use. As a beginner who is still struggling with Photoshop, it went too fast but it is a short class where he covered a lot of ground. I will need some more basic understanding of Photoshop and then I want to watch this again to get a better grip on the tricks he showed. I can see where learning the material in this class will improve my processing workflow and help me bring to fruition the vision I have in my head for where I want an image to end up. Thank you!

  • Odette Cummings

    July 2018

    Oh my gosh! I bought this class on a whim because it was on sale...but it's been such an amazing class. I can't believe how much I learned in a couple of hours, both theory and practice. All I can say is wow! Now I just need to practice the techniques which are explained so well. I'm glad I bought another class from this presenter...love his style and information.

  • user-a38fe8

    October 2017

    Mind blown in this short class! MORE, MORE, MORE...I'm going to go find his other classes right now. He does go pretty quick but the tidbits of amazing tricks using curves and gradients are amazing!

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