Looking for great reading on color psychology?

Start with these three very different books.

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The Color Box

Lori Reid

A simple approachable survey that’s lushly illustrated.

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The Art of Color

Johannes Itten

The expanded version of a true classic The Elements Of Color includes personal exercises and analyses of historic paintings.

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Color and Human Response

Faber Birren

A comprehensive overview of all areas of the field by the most prolific author on color.

Read more on Color Psychology here.

Learn more in my digital printing and digital photography workshops.

 

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Curves does what other color adjustment tools can’t, precisely adjusting two out of three elements of color (luminosity and hue but not saturation) based on lightness. No other color adjustment tool is as powerful or precise as Curves. Surprisingly, many people don’t use Curves because they find its interface confusing. Yet it’s that interface which offers so much control. You can master Curves quickly and easily with this guide. You’ll be thrilled when you do.

Why Use Curves ?

Curves gives you the most precise control of luminosity. This applies to the whole image and to select areas of an image. This can also be extended to adjusting hue by luminance values.

Curves will help you control and refine masks.

Curves will simplify your Photoshop toolset; you’ll need only a few other color adjustment tools.

You can do more with this one tool than you can with any other.

If you asked me to throw away all of the tools in Photoshop or Camera Raw and use only one tool it would be Curves. It’s that good. It’s that important. I strongly recommend that you not only learn to use Curves but that you master it.

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How To Control Curves

There are a number of things you need to know to use Curves precisely.


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May 5th

3-5 pm

CMCA

Rockland, Maine

I'll be presenting a free public talk during The Center For Maine Contemporary Art's exhibit Melt Down.

I'll share my personal story as an environmentally concerned artist, stories from my 16 trips to Antarctica and Greenland, current climate news - bad and good, ways you can contribute, helpful resources, inspiring images and texts, and more.

I'll be joined by World Ocean Observatory founder Peter Neill.

Join us for a lively conversation as we celebrate the world's waters!

 


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Exhibit

Melt Down

March 23 – June 9, 2019

Center For Maine Contemporary Art

Rockland, Maine

Melt Down, features stunning photographs and videos by ten distinguished Maine artists whose work addresses climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. “Melt Down” has been organized by CMCA curator emeritus Bruce Brown, and includes the work of artists John Paul CaponigroJohn EideElla HudsonJonathan LaurenceJustin LevesqueJim NickelsonJan PiribeckPeter RalstonShoshannah White, and Deanna Witman.

Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change in the Polar Regions, the artists in “Melt Down” bring these physically remote places and the compelling need for action to a wider audience. Their work provides a route for inspiring awareness and response when overwhelming data and science have failed to motivate.

 

Opening Reception

March 23, Saturday, 5-7 pm

Sunday Salons present artists talks.

I talk May 5.

with World Ocean Observatory Director Peter Neill


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Get your free copy now !

Explore enchanting Antarctica in this beautiful ebook.

Two masters of photography shoot side-by-side for ten voyages and share their very different visions.

Essays include amazing facts about this region of global importance and personal responses to place.

It’s inspiring!

56 images

86 pages

4 essays


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Antarctica has enchanted me. Find out why in this video.

See more of my images from Antarctica.

View fascinating facts about Antarctica.

Find out about our next DPD Antarctica workshop.


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