Colour masterclasses in March
If you’re a designer or visual creative, you’ll agree that colour is an important element to make your work stand out. We’ve highlighted our own fascination for colour in our previous blog post The Importance of Colour for Creatives, but now we’re taking it a step further: we’re hosting a series of masterclasses during March to explore how exciting uses of colour, powered by Adobe CC tools, can help you to achieve amazing results.
Starting with the basics
On March 18th, we had Creative Cloud Expert Stéphane Baril exploring the theory of colour.
Through Stéphane’s masterclass, you will learn about principles of colour theory and how you can apply them to your work with Adobe design tools, in a practical way. You’ll also see:
- How to understand and effectively use a colour wheel in your design process
- How to use Live Colour and Recolour Artwork in Illustrator, both for colour exploration and graphic production
- Tips and techniques for using colour in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
- How to use Adobe Color to capture colour themes with your smartphone and use the themes in your desktop applications
You can now see Stéphane’s full masterclass on YouTube.
Let your colours flow
On March 25th, Danish designer Maria Grønlund, who bases her images on organic shapes such as flowers, smoke and ink suspended in water, outlined the process by which she creates her amazing work through various tools in Illustrator CC during her masterclass ‘I Speak Fluid Colors’.
Maria is passionate about inspiration from colour, stating that “these are digital drawings developed primarily for aesthetics. It’s a study in colours and Illustrator CC techniques… in principle, there’s no right or wrong way to interpret the drawings. It’s a bit like watching the clouds and finding rabbits and sheep in the shapes—though [they are] created with the intention of evoking a positive and light feel.”
You can now see the full recording of Maria’s masterclass.
Let’s get practical
On April 1st, we invited Worldwide Design Evangelist Rufus Deuchler to talk about ‘Real-world color inspiration workflows’ and how you can leverage your mobile devices and shared CC Libraries in desktop applications such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Colour defines our world and how we describe it in our designs. The full video recording of Rufus’ masterclass is now available here.
What a great time to be #InspiredByColour!