Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Objectives:

1. Learn about Color Schemes and Color Theory
2. Create Color Swatches for Analagous, Complimentary and Triadic Color Schemes


Agenda:

1. Warm up
2. Color Swatches Tutorial
3. Gradient Mapping

Warm Up:
Look at the following pictures by clicking on the link. For each, tell me:

(1) What color scheme does this represent?
(2) What colors are being represented in this color scheme?


Example #1
Example #2
Example #3
Example #4
Example #5
Example #6
Example #7


How to Make Color Swatches (Create 2 of them!)
1. Open up your version of the RYB color wheel.
2. Choose a BASE color from the color wheel.
3. Locate 2 Analagous sets, 1 Complimentary, and 1 Triadic Set of colors.
4. Use the Shape tool to create your swatches.
5. Label Your Swatches
6. Save as "hue-color-swatches-ACT"
7. Publish to your blog.
8. Repeat Steps 1-8 with a different hue.


Example:





Using Gradient Mappings to Adjust Color Schemes of Pictures

Image > Adjustments > Gradient Maps

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