Colour Theory for Artists and Designers Course



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Graphic designers, artists, photographers and all those involved in the visual arts need an accurate understanding of colour theory. This free online course from ALISON presents aspects of colour and light perception such as hue, lightness and chroma, brightness and saturation, visual perception of colour, mixing paints, and additive and subtractive colour mixing. The comprehensive text is accompanied by interactive graphics that further explain the concepts. This course is ideal for any learner who practices the visual arts, either professionally or as a hobby, and who wants to greatly enhance their knowledge and understanding of colour theory.

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Colour Theory
Color Vision
Colour Mixing

Course programme

Module Title The Dimensions of Colour Basics of Colour Vision Basics of Colour Vision - Interactive Graphics Basics of Light and Shade Basics of Light and Shade - Interactive Graphics Additive Colour Mixing Additive Colour Mixing - Interactive Graphics Subtractive Colour Mixing Subtractive Colour Mixing - Interactive Graphics Colour Mixing with Paints The Dimension of Hue Lightness and Chroma Brightness and Saturation Principles of Colour Principles of Colour - Interactive Graphics Colour Theory Assessment

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