Best Color Theory Courses

Find the best online Color Theory Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Color Theory Courses.

Color Theory Basics: Learning Color Theory With Adobe Color

Learning How To Understand & Implement Color Theory In Your Work Today Using Adobe Color

Created by Phillip Dillow - Be Driven!


Students: 72282, Price: $19.99

Students: 72282, Price:  Paid

This Is A Basic General Knowledge For Beginners Course. Do you want a greater understand how each color affects your audience? Discover how to use color theory concepts with Adobe Color to create a deeper and richer experience for your audience. In this course you will learn how to apply color theory concepts to your media, graphics, art, and other projects. This course is designed to be detailed but to the point. We will cover all the information that you need to get started using color theory concepts in your work today.

This Course Is Taught In English.

Adobe InDesign CC – Essentials Training Course

Build company newsletters, brochures, annual reports. Learn typography, color theory & graphic design skills in InDesign

Created by Daniel Walter Scott - Adobe Certified Instructor & Adobe Certified Expert


Students: 45090, Price: $139.99

Students: 45090, Price:  Paid

Are you scared to learn InDesign on your own? Does it look intimidating? Don't worry, I promise by the end of the first few videos you will realize InDesign is actually a simple to use program.

  • Kara: "This course definitely exceeded my expectations. I've stayed far away from InDesign because I THOUGHT it was difficult. Daniel explains things in a way that it's not frustrating and boring. If you're on the fence about Daniel's class, don't hesitate to purchase it. I've bought 2 courses from other people on here and his was the most straight-to-the-point course and it wasn't boring. I had fun learning InDesign and this course is worth so much more than you pay on Udemy. Thank you!"

Hi there, my name is  Dan. I am a graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for Adobe InDesign CC.

Together we will work through real life projects starting with a simple company flyer, then a brochure & a company newsletter. We’ll make business cards & take control of a really long annual report. You'll learn essential typographic, color theory & graphic design principals.

We will work with colour, picking your own and also using corporate colours. You will explore how to choose & use fonts like a professional. We will find, resize & crop images for your documents.

  • Margie: "This course has been a life changing experience for me! I’ve been unmotivated the past 2 years because of the fear of failure in my business endeavours. I realize now I was more afraid of not being able to comprehend what the instructor was I’m eagerly waiting to enjoy the next course. Learning has been a positive uplifting journey for me now!"

There are projects for you to complete, so you can practise your skills & use these for your creative portfolio.

In this course I supply exercise files so you can play along. I will also save my files as I go through each video so that you can compare yours to mine - handy if something goes wrong.

Know that I will be around to help - if you get lost you can drop a post on the video 'Questions and Answers' below each video and I'll be sure to get back to you.

  • Damayanti: "So thankful for this! it's my first time learning this program, but I can confidentially say that Daniel is a great choice as an instructor. What I really love is that you guys are really teaching each and everything that new comers like me need to learn to become a pro. Zero to Hero is the right slogan you guys used! Glad I get to learn through here!"

I will share every design trick I have learnt in the last 15 years of designing. My goal is for you to finish this course with all the necessary skills to start making beautiful documents using Adobe InDesign CC.

The Complete Graphic Design Theory for Beginners Course

Learn Graphic Design Theory and the Basic Principles of Color Theory, Typography, Branding, Logo Design, Layout & More!

Created by Lindsay Marsh - 300,000+ Students | Graphic Design, Adobe, Affinity & More


Students: 40237, Price: $149.99

Students: 40237, Price:  Paid

NEW! June 2020 - How to Become a Graphic Designer New Lessons and 14 page Resource PDF! 
NEW! Jan 2020 - Design Trends for 2020 and how to create them! 

Learn Graphic Design Theory in this New Course!

Many people want to become designers but don't know the basic fundamentals of design at all.

It can takes years to piece together different ideas to truly begin to understand how it even works.

but it doesn't have to be like that.

By understanding the foundations of color, typography, layout, composition, branding, and other fields of study in the graphic design realm, you can propel yourself from a beginner to an expert, just by having the right education.

You have found the perfect course for learning graphic design. It doesn't matter if you have no experience at all, this course was designed to teach you design theory in the most effective means necessary. 

With over 4.5+ hours (and counting) of video and practical projects to follow along with, this course is JAM PACKED with information to help you learn this graphic design theory!

The videos build on one another so that as you work through this course, you will understand more and more!

Pretty sweet, huh?  :)

Not only that, but this course is also designed so that if you already know some design theory and just need help with a specific principle, you can skip directly to that topic! 

So who can benefit from learning graphic design theory?

The fundamentals of design are useful for a lot of careers, industries, and hobbies. It doesn't matter if it's logo design, web design, social media, user interface design, advertising, product design, printing, or t-shirts. This course will cover ideas that can be used in any niche!

Each section goes into specific detail of the main principle being taught so that you get in-depth knowledge of that theory.

This course will cover:

  • The Basics of Graphic Design

  • Color Theory

  • Typography

  • Layout

  • Composition

  • User Experience

  • Branding

  • Logo Design

  • Photography in Graphic Design

  • Modern Trends and Themes

  • The Legal Side of Graphic Design

  • and much, much more!

Other great stuff you might want to know..

Not only will you get over 5+ hours of video content (and counting) and lessons, project files, and a new life skill, you will also have direct communication with the instructors to help you along.

This includes direct messages, discussions, and specialized projects in the course that will allow you to interact with the instructors and others. There is even a facebook group to connect with Lindsay and I and other students to ask questions, get feedback and participate in design challenges.

Feeling lost?  Don't worry, we are here for you!

As they say, "Come for the course, stay for the community."

What else is there to know?

Well there is that little 30 day money back guarantee thing.

That basically means that if you don't enjoy this course for any reason at all, you can get a full refund up to thirty days since the time you purchase it.

It's a win-win situation!

and we applaud winners.

So what are you waiting for?!

The time is now to stop procrastinating and begin learning graphic design theory so that you can take full advantage of everything that it has to offer!

Enroll now in this course and get started!

Adobe InDesign CC – Advanced Training Course

This Adobe InDesign tutorial is people wanting to up-skill their typography, color theory & graphic design abilities.

Created by Daniel Walter Scott - Adobe Certified Instructor & Adobe Certified Expert


Students: 18765, Price: $124.99

Students: 18765, Price:  Paid

Do you wish you could know every features inside Adobe InDesign? Then this course is for you. This course will take you from OK in InDesign to an advanced professional.

  • Gyna: "I truly enjoyed learning with Daniel. I have taken other courses to help me with InDesign, however, none that gave me the edge Daniel has. Many extras that other instructors have neglected to share, or didn't think important to teach. His good humor and in-depth knowledge make this course above and beyond the rest of the Advanced courses I have taken. Kudos and thank you, Daniel! I look forward to watching more of your instructional videos."

Hi there, my name is Dan. I am an Adobe Certified Instructor and an Adobe Certified Expert for InDesign and I work as a professional graphic designer. This course is about advanced features, productivity & workflow speed tricks using Adobe InDesign. 

This course is not for people brand new to InDesign. It’s for people who already know and understand the fundamentals. 

If you are already happy adding text & images to InDesign documents then this course is for you. Even if you consider yourself a heavy user, I promise there will be things in here that will blow your InDesign mind. 

  • Mazen: "This is my third Udemy class that I've completed of Dan's and I've learned so much. Everything that I've taken has been world-class and he truly puts a lot of effort into making his classes seamless and easy to understand. I highly recommend taking the plunge and taking one of his classes."

You’ll learn advanced typography tricks using Typekit & Opentype fonts, font grouping & font pairing. Mastering color theory features like the color theme tool and color modes as well as professional proofing for colors for print. We’ll set permanent defaults for fonts, colors & will learn how to turn hyphenation off for good, once and for all.  

What would an advanced InDesign course be without all the tactics to fully control paragraphs, auto expanding boxes, spanning & splitting columns. You’ll become a Styles master, using nested styles, grep styles, next styles & advanced object styles.  

We’ll make beautiful charts & graphs for your InDesign documents. You’ll learn the pros & cons of various digital distribution methods including Interactive PDF’s, EPUBs & the amazing Publish Online. 

  • Ari: "Daniel is a super talented and knowledgeable teacher. He is friendly and charismatic and teaches the course in a simple, engaging and easy to follow structure while teaching all the capabilities of the software from beginner to advanced techniques, tips and tricks. I seriously recommend Daniel to anyone wanting to learn any of the adobe courses. I have several and they are all brilliant! Thanks Daniel."

You’ll become a master of long, text heavy documents, autoflowing, primary text frames & smart text reflow, cross referencing, indexes, text variables & the InDesign book feature. There is entire section dedicated to how to speed up your personal workflow & how to speed up InDesign and get it running super fast. 

We look at interactive forms & scripts. There is just so much we cover and I want to share everything here in the intro but I can’t. Have a look through the video list, there is an amazing amount we cover here in the course. 

If you’re one of those people using InDesign and you know there is probably a better way, a faster way to work then this is your graphic design course. 

- Daniel Walter Scott

Graphic Design Elements: Color Theory and Application

Learn how to use color fundamentals like a professional graphic designer.

Created by Chraibi Adam - Designer And Video Editor


Students: 16068, Price: $84.99

Students: 16068, Price:  Paid

Hello I am Adam Chraibi a professional graphic designer and animator. This course is about color theory and how to get the most use of it and apply it as a fundamental to your graphic design projects.

Color is one of the most Important and tricky elements of graphic design because it is always a shifting course. But it is also one of the most powerful tools a designer can use and effectively  communicate with clients and invoke meaning. With Successful color combinations you can attract the right customers to buy your services or products and easily increase your sells.

As much as color can help. The designer can face a lot of difficulties and challenges working with colors, part of those challenges are:

• The subjective nature of color, it may cause a designer to be afraid of using bold combinations or from experimenting new things, using always the same color combination may get in the way of the approval process with the client.

• Cultural connotations may lead the viewers to misunderstand the information.

• The technical difficulties of representing a color on a screen in print and other media.

Fortunately, this is what this course is all about. You will learn how to use the right hues for any given design project by studying color relationships such as which color work the best with one another and how to create a successful tonal relationships. Learning this will help you as a designer save time and money and most importantly help you elicit the correct response from an audience and produce successful color solutions.

The Beginner’s Guide to Color Theory for Digital Artists

Let's go beyond the color wheel. Learn how to practically apply color theory to your art & stop being afraid of color!

Created by Kurt Michael Russell - Professional colorist & art instructor


Students: 5818, Price: $49.99

Students: 5818, Price:  Paid

Are you an artist that’s usually satisfied with your artwork UNTIL it’s time to add color? I remember that feeling!

In this course, I’ll teach you how to practically apply color theory concepts to your digital art, so you can stop being afraid of color and start using it to elevate your art to a whole new level!

Color can be a scary aspect of any visual art, since poor use of color can easily make or break a great drawing, painting, logo, or sketch. Early in my own studies, I was repeatedly disappointed by the color theory tutorials I found online. Sure, I would learn some terminology--warm, cool, primary, secondary, complementary, etc--but this is just terminology! How do I actually use these concepts in my art?!

If you’ve ever found yourself asking that question, this is the course for you!

In addition to the hours of real-time, step-by-step video lessons, you’ll also get:

  • Line drawings for practice, so you can focus on color.

  • Layered PSD files used in the lessons.

  • Examples from my pro work as a digital colorist at Image Comics & Top Cow.

Although Photoshop is used throughout this course, the color theory concepts taught here can be applied with most of your favorite digital art applications such as Photoshop, Clip Studio, Paintstorm, Procreate, Corel Painter, Sketchbook Pro, Krita, ArtRage, etc.

So if you're ready to learn how to make color work FOR you, instead of against you, I'll see you inside. :)

Colors for Data Science A-Z: Data Visualization Color Theory

Learn how to apply colour theory to improve your Data Science & Analytics data visualisations and presentations

Created by Kirill Eremenko - Data Scientist


Students: 5640, Price: $99.99

Students: 5640, Price:  Paid

A fun and entertaining journey thorough colour theory and basic colour knowledge to help you create effective Data Science visualisations. 

So why is this an important course for a Data Scientist?

Think about this...

You've just completed an incredible Analytics project. 

You did the data prep, the modeling, and now you have the insights.

But we all know that this is not the end...

You still need to present your findings to your manager, client or even a large audience.

Now this is where the trick is.

A powerful visualization can make or break your project.

And this is where the power of colours comes in!

In this course we will show you where colours originate from and what they mean.

You will finally understand how to make your Data Science visualizations and presentations super-impactful.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned Data Scientist, this course will help you truly wow your audience and take your Analytics skills to the next level.

We can't wait to see you inside!

Kirill & Patrycja

Digital Painting | Powerful Fundamentals for New Artists

Learn step by step, the foundations of Illustration, Drawing, Color Theory, Perspective, Concept art, Design & Photoshop

Created by [ School of Game Design ] - Real world training from game design experts!


Students: 4254, Price: $79.99

Students: 4254, Price:  Paid

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw like the pros but didn't have confidence in your abilities to master the art? 

This course was carefully designed to teach you the powerful fundamentals of drawing to unlock your true creative abilities. 

Easily create anything from your imagination by learning simple and powerful techniques on form, lighting, color, perspective, and so much more! Feel free to use traditional drawing tools, iPad/tablet or Photoshop to follow along in this course. The techniques and lessons we teach here are the building blocks to your success as a digital artist.

We make learning how to draw incredibly easy and fun as you follow along with each lesson taught by our master instructors here at the School of Game Design.

Join thousands of our students from around the world as you begin your path to unlocking your incredible drawing skills.

The Psychology of Color in Game Design & Development

Comprehensive Theory/Psychology Course that Analyzes how Color can affect a Player's Emotion, Actions and Thinking!

Created by Emilio Padulo - Economic Game Designer


Students: 2740, Price: $19.99

Students: 2740, Price:  Paid

The most comprehensive course on how Color Theory in Game Design Works!

Why this course is special

This course not only covers the basics of what Color Theory is. It also showcases how different colors can affect players in many ways.

This course will talk about what the psychology of certain colors is, how they effect us, what they represent and the difference shades of colors mean. Understanding this is crucial in how to design levels, characters, environments, mechanics etc...

We then take a look at different color schemes and what they are. From that knowledge, we can start to see how certain schemes can work in certain situations and with creating our color palettes.

After the color theory and psychology is covered, we can now deep dive into how we can apply our new found knowledge in video games. We will look at the different functions color has in video games, colors as identifiers, varied content and much more.

My Guarantee

For every student that joins the course, they will be able to ask questions about their own games and how to go about using color to develop them. I will be available to answer any and all questions for all of my students.

The Course Structure

The course is almost all video. It will take between 2.5 hours to complete. After you finish this course, you will have a stronger understanding of how to design your games with different color palettes. You will understand the benefits of using certain schemes to create the exact emotion or feeling you want to players to have. 

The course is structured into 3 main Sections.

  • Section 2: Introduction to Color Psychology

    In this section, We will be taking a solid look at how each individual color  impacts us in every aspect. How they can have multiple different meanings and emotions attached to them. What they represent in society and how they effect us in our daily lives. We will also look at how some shades have very specific impacts on us.

  • Section 3: Different Color Schemes

    Here, we look at what color schemes are and what they do. We will look at the multiple different ones that exist are the ways they are used in order to tell a certain story.

  • Section 4: How Color works in Game/Level Design

    This is my favorite section because in this one, we will take all that knowledge we just gained from the previous 2 sections, and put it into practice. Basically we will see how colors that create a mise en scene for our players and help pull them into the game instead of pushing them. We look at the functions color has in games, what color is supposed to be used in specific ways, creating color layouts, how to vary content, how to create our very own color palette and so much more.

Money back Guarantee  

The course comes with an unconditional, Udemy-backed, 30-day money-back guarantee. This is not just a guarantee, it's my personal promise to you that I will go out of my way to help you succeed.

Certification of completion when finishing this course 

When you complete 100% of the videos in this course, you will be emailed a certificate of completion by Udemy so you can show it as proof of your expertise and that you have completed a certain number of hours of instruction in the course topic.


Learn how to increase your sales, make important decisions, have a healthy and impactful life with appropriate colors

Created by Huma Ejaz - Entrepreneur | Startup Consultant | Accountant


Students: 2083, Price: $19.99

Students: 2083, Price:  Paid

Colors have an influence on our minds without us knowing. Which needs special consideration.

This course will teach you :

If you are a professional / entrepreneur,

1- How to improve sales

2- Make better decisions

3- How to be more productive

If you are a homemaker or want to know how your home decor colors affect your everyday life by affecting your mood and behavior due to the colors of walls, your furniture, or decor.

And, lastly, Learn how to add color therapy into your daily life through Yoga, meditation, and other healing therapies.

Learning and implementing the concepts you learn in this course will not only help you gain a new perspective but also, improve your quality of life.

Why shall you know about colors?

Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite. ... As a powerful form of communication, color is irreplaceable.

Why understand color theory

Color theory is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different people, either individually or as a group, is something some people build their careers on. ... In order to choose the right colors and color combinations, it is important that the graphic designer have a basic understanding of color theory.

Learn To Make Epic Low Poly Scenes In Unity [Beginner]

Learn Easy Low Poly Modeling, Fundamentals, Color Theory, Lighting In Unity & Texturing Assets In Photoshop

Created by Yume Neoui - Character Artist | Generalist


Students: 2021, Price: $99.99

Students: 2021, Price:  Paid

Watch the course's free preview videos before buying, especially the 1st one. The 1st video will show you how to save money and get the best savings especially if you are buying by bundles. Take advantage of this while it's still there.

In this course I will teach you how to create the Portal Green Scene. Keep in mind this course is targeted for beginner users in Maya, Zbrush, Unity & Photoshop. The purpose of this course is to get you guys used to the workflow and softwares first. This course will prepare you to the: Learn To Make Epic Low Poly Scenes In Unity Intermediate & Advance.

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • Organizing & Structured Planning

-You will learn how to plan out, structure, and manage your ideas so you can work efficiently.

-You will be expose to different art resources and game development community so not only me but other professionals can help you.  

  • Model Efficiently in Maya 2018 and Zbrush 4r7 & 4r8

-You will learn the basics and workflow of modeling from Maya to Zbrush.

-You will learn how to freestyle, find your own art style & most specially enjoy working on your craft. 

-Maya and Zbrush interface will be as familiar as your hands. 

  • Color Theory & Color Schemes

-You will be profoundly familiar with the fundamentals of Color Theory and Color Schemes.

-You will learn how to effectively learn, remember everything you ever study, and most importantly achieve any goals you've set for yourself.

  • Create Gradient Textures

-Creating palettes and making color combinations will be one of your specialties.

  • Import/Export

-Having unclean import/export with a lot of errors will be a thing in the past.

  • Set Up Scene In Unity

-You will learn how to do level art and set up a scene in Unity.

  • Lighting Scenes In Unity

-With all the knowledge you've accumulated in Color Theory, lighting using different Color Schemes will make all your creations stunning and beautiful.

-We will light until the scene looks pretty (we are not building for any platforms in this course but we will do that on the intermediate course)  

  • Unity Particle Effects

-You will learn how to create a mass variety of VFX (particle effects) in Unity that will elevate your scenes or game to the degree of a pro. 

If you are a complete beginner don't worry, everything will be made from scratch and easy to understand. You don't need to be a senior artist or an expert to be able to achieve great results! Come join my class, I got your back.

See you there. :)

Tips For Blending Traditional And Contemporary Color Theory

The ultimate class for developing confidence and freedom to explore color.

Created by Robert Joyner - Learn To Paint Loose With Acrylics & Watercolor


Students: 1652, Price: $79.99

Students: 1652, Price:  Paid

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner

And I've created How To Blend Traditional And Contemporary Color Theories for people like you that want to loosen up their creativity and make art fun!

If you've always wanted to...

  • Learn a simplified approach to basic color theory.

  • Develop the right tools for creating more dynamic artwork.

  • Eliminate common mistakes like muddy and garish artwork.

Then this course is for you!

  • Develop the necessary techniques for quality color mixing.

  • Discover practical solutions for making subjects more three dimensional.

  • Learn an easy exercise to explore harmonious color combinations.

  • Easy techniques for blending traditional and contemporary color methods.

Material List

Acrylic paint (you may use watercolor but demos are completed with acrylic)
3 warm primaries (cad. red medium, cad. yellow medium, ultramarine blue for example)
3 cool primaries (alizarin crimson, hansa yellow, lemon yellow, phthalo blue for example)
titanium white
2 sheets drawing paper (small)
3 sheets multi-purpose paint paper (140 lb. cold press - student grade)
Selection of small and medium brushes

What You Will Get

  • 24 high-quality video tutorials with detailed instructions and text breakdown for each lesson.

  • 4 Quizzes to test your knowledge.

  • Ask questions and get answers


By far my most needed and favorite class!!! This class answered my questions about HOW & WHEN to apply color, value, to be be more "artistic" with my approach. Thank you, Robert!!!!

Lisa R.

Learning the different techniques to neutralize colors was extremely helpful to me. I love the colors I can get now!

Carla Ensink

Very enlightened videos. I have a much better understanding of color now, thank you.

Marinette Wagner

The Watercolor Painting Series – VERY BEGINNER’S GUIDE

Learn the Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting - Art Theory, Color Theory, Trending topics, Illustrations and more.

Created by Alexandra Gábor - Professional Art Teacher and Artist


Students: 1417, Price: $109.99

Students: 1417, Price:  Paid

"Since I'm a beginner, never doing any watercolor painting before, your detailed instruction is very helpful." Diane B.

"What a fun class! Alexandra presents information so beautifully, by explaining and demonstrating at a pace that is easy to follow. The entire production (camera work) is excellent. I learned a lot from the class and had fun getting out and looking for leaves (I found over 20 in my own yard! I had not truly noticed that before!) I look forward to watching more classes that she offers and learning more from her wherever I can find her!" G.G.

Welcome to the NEW AND UPDATED Watercolor Painting Series! In this course you will get access to series of classes of 30-40 min lenght that are complete on their own, but they are also comprehensively built upon each other. They are designed for very beginners - it takes a very beginner form initial brush strokes to complex paintings.

These series are built up in a way that it takes a very beginner through art fundamentals which are important to understand and are essentails for creating art and also essentials for mastering the wonderful medium of watercolors. As a professional art teacher, I am passionate about teaching art fundamentals for very beginners to build a stable and deep knowledge and understanding on which they can build later on.The series are constantly in production: there are 4 episodes available now:

In the first episode, "The Watercolor Painting Series -Monochrome Botanical Patterns" within Art Theory we will cover PATTERNS and BRUSH CONTROL, within Color Theory we will explore the MONOCHROME and we make sure you can use some art terminology correctly, like HUE, VALUE, SHADE, TINT, TONE. Our trending topic is BOTANICALS.

In the second episode: "The Watercolor Painting Series - Analogous Geometric Patterns" within Art Theory we will discuss WHITE SPACE and GEOMETRY, within Color Theory we will explore the COLOR WHEEL, COLOR HARMONIES and the ANALOGOUS COLOR PALETTE and our trending topic is DIAMONDS:)

In the third episode:  "The Watercolor Painting Series: NEUTRALISED LINEAR LANDSCAPES" we will learn about stylisation, the neutralising color palettes and the composition of landscape paintings. We are going to create trending landscapes in three topics: Water, Sky and Mountains.

In these first three classes, all the projects are chosen to be simple, with super simple painting techniques so that beginners can acquire the knowledge without being distracted by complicated tasks. We are focusing on painting simple shapes, brush control and color, to be able to master the medium itself with easy topics and techniques. After these fundamentals are mastered, we can enter more complicated topics as perspective, dimensions, shadows and light.

The 4th episode focuses on light and shadow. This is the first time we enter dimensions: "The Watercolor Painting Series - Semi-Realistic Complementary Donuts" covers the topics like: composition of a whole piece, how to paint light, how to paint shadows, the complementary color scheme and uses the topic of DONUTS, yummi:)

The content is constantly growing! With your purchase you get access to the whole series - all the other episodes will be added to this course. You will get announcements when the other episodes come out.

If you are eager to learn watercolor painting, choose this course! The best way to learn is through practice and projects! the length and the rhythm of the course will make sure that you will stay ENGAGED and that you will be successful in finishing it and be hungry for a continuation and to level up your skills!

So, what are you waiting for? ENROLL! Let's paint some amazing watercolor paintings!

Color Theory for Designers

Get Inspired by Color for Graphic Design

Created by Sarah Parkinson-Howe - Graphic Designer, Director


Students: 1187, Price: $34.99

Students: 1187, Price:  Paid


My name is Sarah and in this course I want to share with you some of the knowledge I have gained in the almost 20 years I have been a Graphic Designer, from the basics of the colour wheel and the color harmonies to the psychology of colour in branding.

We take a look at the color systems used in design and technology, (RGB, CMYK and Pantone color). With some class projects filled with useful tips on where to find great color resources in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Color.

By the end of this course you should feel more confident when picking color schemes for your projects, you will know the basic theory of colour and how to create killer color combinations that work.

Thanks so much for enrolling in my class - I’m so excited to have you here :)

Some Reviews...

Really well organized & engaging class! Plenty of examples, time for exercises, description of technical steps & downloadable resources. Would highly recommend!

"I love the class. This is an easy to follow guide to the fundamentals of color for illustrators and designers. I definitely recommend it. Thank you, Sarah!"

“I recommend this class if someone is interested in starting Graphic Design. You learn the basics of color and how to use color in Adobe Illustrator.”

“Great course. Great for beginners and anyone that needs to revisit the color picking process. The process is broken down into simple, easy to follow, steps. I really needed to see the steps others walk through to create great color combinations. Every artist will do it differently but we all learn so much by understanding the processes that others use. I am glad I took this course. The project is an organized little task that articulates important parts of this process.”

Color Theory for Artists: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Master Color Theory from the ground up, improve your artwork ten-fold! Learn how to give intensity and mood to your Art.

Created by Patricia Caldeira - Digital Illustrator, Graphic Designer at Don Corgi


Students: 853, Price: $89.99

Students: 853, Price:  Paid

Make your artwork stand out by using Color Theory correctly!

What's this Course about?

This Course is all about explaining Color Theory in a very simple, but thorough way! So if you're a complete beginner to color theory or you already know a bit about it, this is the course for you. 

We'll be going through all the basics, from the importance of color, the definition of Hue, Saturation, Value and how to use them in full, all the way to expressing emotion with Color and all the Color Harmonies you need to know about. 

By the end of the course, you'll be able to create better and more expressive Art using Color.

Whether you're a game artist, photographer, designer, programmer or anything similar, you'll get a lot of value with this course by learning Color Theory.

I'm here to Help You

If you have any doubt or need any help, I'm here to clear it up. 

I'm a Designer and Artist with over 10 years of experience and I'm ready to answer your questions as soon as possible. There's also a helpful community in the course, so if you need any help I'm sure everyone else is also able to give you a hand!

Remember that if you feel stuck with any definition, one example that you didn't quite understand or something similar, I'm right here to help you out. So just use the Q&A section, and I'll get back to you right when I'm able.

Clear and Easy to Understand

There are no long videos with long sentences of definitions straight from Wikipedia here. 

I break down every single aspect of Color Theory to make it easier for you understand, along with a lot of helpful examples from pop culture that you may have already seen around! 

This will help you better understand everything that I'm talking about without being bored out of your mind while watching text slides one after the other.

Put your Skills to the Test

I'm also including practical Assignments so that you can get your hands on your newly found skills right away. 

Put your skills to the test by practicing what you learn. I believe that this is the best way to understand ANY topic, by actually working on it.

I'll reply back to the assignments as soon as possible (normally between 24 and 72 hours) and tell you what went right and what went wrong with the assignment.

I'll go over it as many times as you need so that you can grow your skills!

Here's a taste of what we'll be talking about

  • Using the Right Color Schemes
  • Resources for Color Schemes and Palettes
  • Color Temperature
  • Color Harmonies
  • RGB vs CMYK and when to use each one
  • Creating Mood in your Art
  • Expressing Emotion with Color
  • and more!

Everything that you need to know about Color Theory is right here.

With our 30-Day 100% money back guarantee, there's nothing holding you back from enrolling right now and trying the course!

Enroll now and get started with the Course, I'll see you in the first lecture.



Watercolor Painting for Children with Cynthia Parsons

Kids watercolor course - color theory and painting techniques for children - Cynthia Massey Parsons

Created by Brainy Pixel Productions - Creativity Instructors, Traditional Arts, Digital Arts, Tech


Students: 172, Price: $19.99

Students: 172, Price:  Paid

Ever wonder what it takes to get started in the world of watercolor painting? This course includes everything a young or beginning artist needs to know about starting to explore the wonderful world of painting with watercolors.

Taught by award-winning artist Cynthia Massey Parsons, this course is an entire art class in a single course. Beginning with the foundational basics, Cynthia steps you through everything from understanding the color wheel, to how to identify and use different shaped brushes (as well as how to clean and store them), to what sort of materials you should select, given the type of painting you want to do! Much more than merely showing you how to paint, this course helps you understand why you should use one technique over another, when and where you should use said technique, and helps you to understand how these techniques work!

Truly an entire art class in one course, this course covers: color families, color intensity, color purity, color complements, watercolor materials, containers, supplies, and different watercolor brushes (such as round, flat, and chisel), transparent paint, opaque gauche, watercolor papers and paper textures, pencils, erasers, specific watercolor application techniques, washes, glazes, sponge painting, and much more!

So, if you are just beginning to paint, or have painted for years without any classical or traditional training, this course is for you. We'll teach you not only HOW but also WHEN and WHY you do the things you do when painting with watercolors.

Learn 2 Color Comic Books: Flat Coloring Plus Color Theory

Learn Color Theory and Apply it by Using a Flat Coloring Style

Created by Charlie Kirchoff - Professional Comic Book Colorist


Students: 79, Price: $39.99

Students: 79, Price:  Paid

Learn the principles of color theory and then apply those principles while coloring a piece in a flat style.

This course uses Adobe Photoshop to demonstrate the process, but the theories taught in this course could be applied to other art programs and mediums.

Line art for this course by Matthew Dow Smith

Color Grading Masterclass: Theory & Techniques

Learn the Theory and Science of Color for video and cinema with Davinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro

Created by George Katsilidis - Filmmaker


Students: 48, Price: $89.99

Students: 48, Price:  Paid

Color Grading Theory for Cinema.
Learn the theory and science of color, as well as many color correction and grading techniques with Davinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Learn the most professional color correction and grading techniques and create professional cinematic looks using any color grading application.

  • Understand the importance of Color in Filmmaking

  • Understand the science behind human color vision

  • Learn the Color Theory

  • Learn about the role of colorist in the film pipeline

  • Learn what Color Management is and how to apply it to your workflow

  • Practice with the color tools of Adobe Premiere and Davinci Resolve

  • Learn advanced Color Grading techniques and create professional cinematic looks

  • Practice with examples

  • Follow the updates

Establish a strong understanding of the Color Science and Theory

In this course you will establish a strong understanding of color which is one of the most important aspects of storytelling. Having understood the science of color you will be able to implement your creativity into various projects such as films and videos, commercial spots and more.   

The creative aspect of Color Science!

Learning color correction and color grading means to combine the sciene of color with creativity or even better to use the science and tools to analyze, fix and finally grade an image. Understanding the theory behind digital color and being able to learn the use of these professional tools, you will have a strong background to more easily apply for jobs as a professional or deliver high quality results to your clients.

Content and Overview

This course is essential for: filmmakers, video editors, cinematographers, colorists and Premiere Pro users of all levels

This course is going to walk you through a step by step method (number of lectures always increasing) where you will learn and practice color correction using the pro color tools of Davinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro.

After the theoretical lectures you will learn how to create cinematic looks with simple and advanced grading techniques.

After completing this course you'll be able to apply this knowledge to your videos or films to increase the quality of your works.

Upon finishing the course you will also receive a verifiable certificate of completion.

George Katsilidis
Unique Productions

Color Harmony With Watercolors

Make colorful artwork without all the rigid, complex color mixing theories.

Created by Robert Joyner - Learn To Paint Loose With Acrylics & Watercolor


Students: 30, Price: $79.99

Students: 30, Price:  Paid

Hi, and welcome to Color Harmony with Watercolors. In this class I will share color harmony tips that will help you create better art! It's a fun class and suited for all levels, so don't be intimidated if you are just starting out, join in and embrace the wonderful world of color.

The focus is color and I will be using florals as my muse. However, these ideas can be used on any subject. Even if you don't like painting flowers I still recommend you check this class out.

The class has four main sections;

Section One: I'll share a short video of the materials I use in the lessons, then I have two more short videos on some of the color mixing techniques used along the way. This should help answer any questions you may have about terminology, colors descriptions and so on.

Section Two; Tonal & Chromatic Color Harmony - This section includes two short videos on how the ideas work and I will paint a simple cube to illustrate the idea. Then I'll paint two quick floral paintings using tonal and chromatic palettes.

Section Three; Dominant Temperatures - As with the previous section I'll paint two simple cubes and then follow up with two floral demonstrations where you will get a great visual for warm and cool dominant palettes.

Section Four; Dominant Values - Again, I'll illustrate the two ideas by painting a few cubes, then I'll paint two florals using a dominant light and a dominant dark palette.

Project Time! Now, it's your turn! There's a recommended project at the end of the demonstrations so you can master these color harmony ideas. Feel free to use the templates furnished in the resources or use your own subjects. You can opt to paint florals or pick any other subject such as a landscape, still life and so on.

Color Theory 101 for the Beginner Acrylic Painter

How to mix colors with acrylic paints plus full tutorial, 'Tree of Many Colors' with Skye

Created by Skye Pratt - Virtual art teacher


Students: 14, Price: $34.99

Students: 14, Price:  Paid

Are you a complete beginner to acrylic painting but have always wanted to give it a try? Well then start here! Color theory is one of the most fundamental skills that a painter can have in their artistic arsenal.

I have been teaching acrylic painting to beginners for over 10 years, and have taken over 20 years of art instruction privately and academically. I’ve had many, many students tell me that they felt like they needed to understand how to mix colors better in order to both follow along with painting tutorials, as well as create art on their own. Many of my students express a passion or aptitude for drawing, or understand what it is that they want to paint, but colors remain elusive and they can’t quite meet the gap between what they imagine and what ends up on the canvas.

I designed this course for my beginning students who want to learn how to create paintings on their own, but don't yet know how to mix the correct shades, tints, tones, and shades. This course is great practice and great fundamentals for artists of any age wanting to get their feet wet in the art world.

This course also includes a full-length painting tutorial, the "Tree of Many Colors," which is a great first-time painting for artists, and a great way to apply the color skills learned in the previous lectures and projects. The projects and the painting tutorial are designed for the artist to paint along and create their own colors and art and learn by doing.

So c'mon, what are you waiting for? Let's get creative!