In this three-part video series, Bella Kotak shares all the knowledge you need to take color-grading from conceptualizing to execution while making it a fun and exciting part of your creative workflow.
The Color Course offers a comprehensive guide to color-grading; utilizing her own work as examples, Bella covers everything from the psychology behind color selection to the techniques for achieving desired looks using Photoshop tools.
Also included are interactive .psd files to help you follow along and an exclusive Photoshop Action for those who learn better by doing.
Whether you are just starting out with color-grading or are familiar with the process, Bella’s thoughtful and nuanced approach will open up new imaginative possibilities while increasing confidence in your artistic vision.
This Course Also Includes:
3 Instructional Videos in 4K
1 Follow Along PSD File
1 Exclusive Photoshop Action
The Color Course
Color Theory & Psychology
While it’s important to learn the technical aspects of color grading, it’s essential to first understand color theory and the psychology behind color selection.
In this chapter, Bella uses examples from art history to analyze how color is perceived, the effects and emotions it can invoke in us, and illustrate why using color consciously can add another level of craft and storytelling to your work.
Length: 37.5 minutes
Included: Color wheel PSD
Introduction to Color Adjustments
With the theory in place, it’s time to focus on the practical aspects of constructing and refining color palettes in Photoshop.
This chapter walks you through Bella’s favorite tools and examines what each adjustment controls and its effects on an image. By the end, you will have the knowledge and, more importantly, the ability to create and control any color grade you have in mind.
Length: 38 minutes
Color Toning Start to Finish
Follow along with Bella as she applies the lessons from previous chapters and demonstrates how to color-grade an image from beginning to end.
Watch this chapter for a behind-the-scenes look at Bella’s signature color-grading process and gain insight into her thought process, how she selects colors, and the many nuanced decisions that impact the final result.
For those who prefer hands-on learning, we have also included an interactive .psd file of the image to assist you in following along and an exclusive Photoshop Action that showcases the final color grade.
Length: 34 minutes
Included: Sample PSD file; Titania Action