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Post by Kimberly Turner on August 8, 2013

Hello Professor! Thank you for this course. I was really interested in learning more about colors, but I think I spotted a few mistakes.

When you listed the secondary colors, I'm sure you meant to say Orange, not Yellow.

Also, adjacent colors on the wheel make tertiary colors like yellow-orange or red-orange.
But not red and green; those are complimentary colors as you explain later in the course.

Is this correct? Thank you very much!


Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Color Theory 0:12
    • The Color Wheel
    • Color Harmony & Context
    • Color in Photography
  • The Color Wheel 0:53
    • Color Through Time
    • Today's Color Wheel
    • The Rainbow
    • Warm vs. Cool
  • The Color Wheel, cont. 1:34
    • Primary Colors
    • Secondary Colors
    • Tertiary Colors
  • Color Harmony 2:33
    • Arrangement of Colors
    • We Naturally Pair Certain Colors Together
    • Color Context
    • Examples
  • Color in Photography 3:31
    • Peter Lik Photography
    • Known for Bright Colored Photography
    • Example
  • Color in Photography, cont. 4:16
    • Complimentary Color Scheme
    • What is a Complimentary Color
    • Examples
    • Opposites on the Color Wheel
  • Color in Photography, cont. 5:15
    • Analogous Color Schemes
    • Warm Colors
    • Example
  • Color in Photography, cont. 5:59
    • On your Own
    • Color Matters
    • What Colors Mean
    • Tips for Success..
    • Choose a Color Theme
    • Consider Composition
    • Think About Your Background
    • Experiment
    • Explore, Create, Exhaust Your Subject
  • Project: Color 9:17
    • A Series on Color Theory
    • 4 Different Images
    • Be Intentional
    • Images Relate to Each Other
    • Use Photoshop
    • Design a Collage
  • Student Sample 1 10:36
  • Student Sample 2 11:09
  • Student Sample 3 11:41