Color Harmony and Retouching in Photoshop

Learn Color Harmony and How to apply it to Your work in Photoshop with Portrait Editing!

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What you’ll learn

  • You will Know how to Define Color on Your Images
  • You Will be confident in using Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

  • You will know how to work with Masks on Advanced Level

  • You will know how to plan color composition of the image
  • You will know how to set color balance and tones of Your images the way You want
  • How to color grade Your images on advanced level
  • How to work with images which have different sort of color harmonies


  • Photoshop CC or Not Older than CS3


WhyI decided to record this course? You can master retouching and havegreat knowledge of skin retouching. Though, at the end of the daythe colors are something that makes Your images unique.

Whatis Color Harmony?

Colorharmony is theory of combining colors in design, fashion andphotography that – in simple words – are working well togetherfor the eye. Color Harmony stays behind almost all of the colordesigns in the industry, such as comic books, posters, photography,web design and many others.

What You will learn in this course?

Iam going to start very simple, so even You are starting Youradventure with the colors, You will have a basic understanding of theTheory. I believe I am easy going person, so friendly approach of thecourse will make it even easier for You!

Wewill have an introduction to color wheel. And after You get enoughtheoretical knowledge we will start our practical work with differentcolor harmonies. Throughthis course, You will learn how to define different color harmonicover few different sections. Since very beginning we will startdeveloping different ways of approaching the color, and differenttechniques of color grading.

Iwill be slowly developing techniques though the lessons, startingfrom very basic tchings like introducting color adjustment layersinto more advanced ways of working with them though the creative waysof working with masks, just to get what’s best n Your image and drawattention to whats important on the image.

Course Plan:

1.In the first section we will work with Complementary Harmony:

Colorsthat are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to becomplementary colors .Thehigh contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant lookespecially when used at full saturation. This color scheme must bemanaged well so it is not jarring.

Inthis section You will learn:

  • Adjustmentlayers that You will use in the future for Your Color Grading inPhotoshop

  • BasicWorkflow Techniques for Complementary Colors

  • Workingwith Gradient maps

  • Moreadvanced techniques, such as working with masks to have full controlon the color, different methods of working with colors

2. Thenwe will move into harmonies with more colors like splitcomplementary and triadic harmony:

Thesplit-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementarycolor scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colorsadjacent to its complement. Thiscolor scheme has the same strong visual contrast as the complementarycolor scheme, but has less tension.

Atriadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around thecolor wheel. Triadiccolor harmonies tend to be quite vibrant, even if you use pale orunsaturated versions of your hues.

Inthis Section You will learn:

  • Howto plan composition on the image

  • Howto define Color of the image

  • Youwill know how to set the perfect color balance and tones for theimage

  • Howto set saturation for an image

  • Howto work with masks on advanced level to keep control on veryspecyfic areas of the image

  • Howto work with lights on specific color

3. Afterthat we will move to the section with Analogic colors, and we willwork on the portrait of Misha, where we have great example of thissort of harmony, and also very challenging one.

Analogouscolor schemes use colors that are next to each other on the colorwheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortabledesigns.

Analogouscolor schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious andpleasing to the eye.

Inthis section You will learn:

  • Howto plan You work with analogic color harmony

  • howto built contrasts around the image and work with lights andhighlights to draw more attention to the object

  • howto to color grading using advanced techniques we learned, on imagewith analogic color

Overthis two sections we will be developing really advanced ways of workon two images with different composition. the last section we will have a walk through some other not sopopular color harmonies, just to make sure You will be prepared forany color challenges You will have in the future.

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