Top 20 Color Application Photoshop Tutorials

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Picking the right colors for your design is crucial. Some colors work really well together, whilst others don’t. Using the right colors to apply to your designs can go a long way.

Here is my compilation of 20 top color application Photoshop tutorials. These Photoshop tutorials are very well structured and informative and will guide you through an easy to follow step by step process. They’re perfect for beginner designers, so check them out! 

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The Basics Of Colour

The Basics Of Colour

This tutorial will explain the basics of color to help you understand how to make better-looking photos. From RGB to CMYK, and White Balance, you’ll learn the basics of taking better photos. 

Making Images Have The WOW Factor

Making Images Have The WOW Factor Colour Application Photoshop Tutorials

This awesome Photoshop tutorial offers some great tips that you can use in your Illustrator and Photoshop work – tricks such as tracing in Illustrator, how to use the Live Paint Bucket, and adding textures.

Advanced Compositing Techniques

This is a tutorial for experienced designers, that uses advanced compositing techniques. Follow each step to achieve this amazing result.

 Colour Application Photoshop Tutorials compositing

Choosing a Colour Scheme For The Web

Choosing a Colour Scheme For The Web

Choosing a colour swatch is the first thing you have to do when starting a design project. Adobe provides many tools that make creating and managing swatches simple. In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to choose a color swatch for the web.

Custom Colour Swatches & Sets

Custom Colour Swatches & Sets

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll find out how to collect and organize colors into custom color swatch sets. This way you can organize your work and it’s especially useful for the times when you are working with multiple clients at once. 

Working With 16 Bit Images

Working With 16 Bit Images Colour Application Photoshop Tutorials

Many people are still shooting in JPEG instead of RAW format simply because they don’t understand the benefits of being able to edit their images in 16-bit. This awesome Photoshop tutorial for photographers will teach you how to do just that. 

Colour Line Art

Colour Line Art

The tutorial shows a really good way of colouring/shading your pictures. This Photoshop tutorial is written for PC users.

Paint a multilayered surreal portrait

Rob Shields walks you through the creation of an inspirational artwork that also reveals much about composition and lighting. The tutorial covers digital painting techniques and gives some advice on colour and composition.

Photoshop tutorial Paint a multilayered surreal portrait

Photoshop Watercolor Painting Effect

Give your photos a watercolor painting effect by following the instructions from this tutorial. You will quickly learn how to achieve this look for any of your pictures.

Photoshop Watercolor Painting Tutorial

Colouring Renders

Colouring Renders

This awesome tutorial is for the more advanced designers. It shows you some great techniques of coloring renders and make them look more realistic. 

Colour Tint Variations

Colour Tint Variations

This step by step Photoshop tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about tint variations. This is particularly useful for photographers.

RGB and Color Channels in Photoshop Explained

RGB and Color Channels in Photoshop Explained

Did you know that Photoshop doesn’t have a clue what color is and sees everything in black and white? Learn more about color channels in Photoshop with this super helpful tutorial!

Learn to Paint With Fire

This is a great tutorial that teaches you how to create beautiful paintings by using a fire effect. You will be using basic Photoshop tools such as the smudge, dodge, burn, etc.

Photoshop Paint fire

Create Your Own Gradients

Create Your Own Gradients

Learn how to create your own gradients with this super informative Photoshop tutorial video!

Learn Color Inked Line Art

Learn how to conceive this beautiful illustration by following this helpful tutorial. You will learn how to work with colors, to blend, use textures, and other great techniques.

 Line Art Photoshop

Colorize a Comic Strip with Photoshop

Colorize a Comic Strip with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to convert a rough sketch into a polished piece of digital art. It’s not as hard as you may think!

Selective Color Photoshop Tutorial: The Quick & Easy Way

Selective Color Photoshop Tutorial: The Quick & Easy Way

Selective color is a post-processing technique that can really make your subject and photo stand out. This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to achieve this effect by using a quick and easy technique.

Colour Modes and Bit Depth

Colour Modes and Bit Depth

This tutorial is part of a 25-part video series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start working in Photoshop. You’ll learn the difference between RGB vs. CMYK, JPEG vs. RAW, as well as how to proof and manage colours.

Working With Colors and Establishing a Color Palette in Photoshop

Working With Colors and Establishing a Color Palette in Photoshop

This tutorial will explain the traditional and digital color theory and then put it into practice by establishing a color palette in Photoshop.

Using Adobe Kuler to Enhance Your Photoshop Color Workflow

Using Adobe Kuler to Enhance Your Photoshop Color Workflow color Photoshop Tutorial

Learn to explore, create and share color themes using the Kuler website and the built in extension of Kuler in Photoshop.

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8 thoughts on “Top 20 Color Application Photoshop Tutorials”

  1. Another great list of tutorials and definitely some good ones that I will have to use and try out. I will have to look at these and learn the techniques. Thanks for the list.

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