Review - Understand & Using RGB, CMYK & SPOT COLOR

Review - Understand & Using RGB, CMYK & SPOT COLOR
In this Skillshare course entitled Understanding and Using RGB, CMYK and SPOT COLOR!, Kimberly Gonzalez teaches you how to use RGB, CMYK and spot colors. She begins with a short introduction of the different color models. She discusses how each color model works and for what type of projects each model is best. She also discusses spot colors and color ID systems such as Pantone and TRUMATCH.

Moving into Photoshop, Gonzalez discusses her favorite color settings for RGB and CMYK. She then opens her first project, which is a tee shirt design. She begins by demonstrating how to create a color palette for her design by selecting colors from a reference picture. She shows how to add a pixelate filter to the reference photo and use the Eyedropper to easily select colors for your palette. Once you have your palette, she shows you how to name each color swatch using the HTML HEX color number. She also includes a tour of the Color Picker window, emphasizing how to use the HSB controls to adjust your swatches. She also demonstrates how to use the color libraries, such as Pantone.

Next, Gonzalez gives her students a tour of She begins by demonstrating how to use the slider controls to create various color schemes. She also shows how to save your color schemes to your Adobe account. Next she views the library of color palettes on the website's Explore area and how to save or edit those palettes. Next, she demonstrates how to upload a reference picture and how the system automatically generates a color palette from the reference photo. She shows how to use the online editor to adjust each color individually. Once you save your own palette to your Adobe account, Gonzalez shows you how to find the palette in Photoshop and how to begin coloring your design.

In the next lesson, Gonzalez demonstrates how to convert the RGB colors in your color palette to CMYK colors. She begins with two photographs and shows you how to preview the conversion, or how the colors change. She also demonstrates how to view which colors are out of gamut. Once you make the changes to CMYK on your color palette, you need to change the Hex names for each color and export it as a jpg to upload as your Skillshare project. Gonzalez's next topic is how to use her favorite color books to choose your stop colors.

In the last lesson, Gonzalez demonstrates how to use the Pantone library in both Photoshop and Illustrator.

Kimberly Capron Gonzalez is an artist, designer and maker. She also teaches Graphic Design classes at Miami Ad School in Wynwood, Miami, Fl.

Understanding and Using RGB, CMYK & SPOT COLOR! by Kimberly Gonzalez

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