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Color for Digital Artists

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Manufacturer: Class on Demand
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Quick Overview

Color for Digital Artists is a unique tutorial all about color that is specifically designed for digital artists. If you are a photographer, video editor, Photoshop artist, motion graphics artist, 3D animator, visual effects artist, or frankly, any kind of artist today working with pictures your job depends on working with digital images. In this tutorial you will learn what happens when color hits the computer.



This is not an art class. It does not teach how to create looks'. You can find that in many places. This is also not a color science class. There is no math or complex equations to worry about. This is the knowledge of color that is hard to find because it is scattered all over. Steve Wright, a highly experienced feature film visual effects trainer that has trained over 600 artists knows what you need and pulled it all together in this one clear and easy to understand tutorial.

Here is what you will learn in the Color for Digital Artist tutorial:

The Basics and Key Terms
Color theory both additive and subtractive
Color and the Computer color channels, integer and floating point pixel values
The color wheel changing hue by rotating through it
Complimentary colors technical vs artistic
Key color terms hue, saturation, brightness, contrast
Color attributes tints, shades, warm vs cool
Contrast ratio the scene, the eye, cameras, displays

Understanding Core Color Concepts
RGB vs HSV which one is for computers and which for people?
HSV color space how it works and what it looks like
Saturation how it affects appearance and pixel values
HSV, HSL, HSB, HSI - Whats the difference?
Luminance a pervasive concept in digital color
Luminance and Chrominance the basis of image compression
Histograms what they tell you about your pictures
Color correcting the different operations and how it affects your pictures
Color curves how they work and how to use them
Primary color grading what it is and when to do it
Photoshops Levels tool the Swiss Army Knife of primary color grading
Secondary color correction what it is and when to do it

How Color gets Clobbered
Clipping how to recognize and prevent it from damaging your pictures
Gamut definition: the range of colors that can be produced
Color Space why your pictures look different on another display
LUTs both 1D and 3D LUT
Color temperature how it affects your pictures
Standard Illuminants what they are and what they are used for

Protecting the Quality of your Pictures
Monitor gamma what is gamma and why we need it, Windows vs Mac
Bit depth how it works and how to protect your pictures
Image compression how to keep it from clobbering your color
Color subsampling a fundamental concept in video and digital images
HDR images what they are, how they are made, what they are good for

Instructor - Steve Wright

Steve Wright is a senior visual effects compositing artist with over 20 years of production experience on over 70 feature films such as 'Night at the Museum 2', 'Shutter Island', 'Solaris', 'Traffic', 'U-571', 'Air Force One', 'Hart's War' and many, many more. Since 2005 Steve has been a master trainer traveling around the world conducting VFX compositing training for major studios such as Disney Feature Animation, Prime Focus, Reliance MediaWorks, Pixar Animation and many more.

Steve has published two popular books on compositing that are available on and produces training programs and conducts classes and workshops both online and location based. His tutorials have won two Telly awards and he is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and the Digital Cinema Society (DCS).


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