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YOUR Formal
Color Theory Education

You are one step closer to mastering color in your photography.

Have you always wanted to learn Color Theory, but never knew where to begin?

My name is Blake Rudis, and for the past decade, I’ve been teaching photographers Color Theory. But, I haven’t always been successful with my color work. I have spent thousands of hours studying color theory extensively and I finally have an incredibly easy to follow color workflow ready for you.

Are you struggling when you work with color in your photos? You’re not alone. Many photographers grapple with mastering color, often feeling lost amidst the variety of technical tools. The complexity of color relationships, the challenge of achieving true-to-life color representation, and the daunting task of utilizing color to evoke the right emotions to create compelling experiences can leave even seasoned photographers feeling overwhelmed.

That’s where “The COLOR Course: Color Theory for Photographers” comes in. It was meticulously designed to address these very  struggles. You’ll dive into a world where color becomes your ally, not your adversary. Through this course, you’ll embark on a comprehensive journey exploring the foundations of color correction, the nuances of an effective color workflow, and the art of color grading to evoke mood and emotion in your viewer.

With 35 videos and a heaping handful of color tools, documentation and follow along images, this course transforms complexity into clarity. You’ll gain not just theoretical knowledge, but practical skills that you can apply to your work immediately, elevating your photography from good to extraordinary. Embrace the full spectrum of color theory and watch as your photography transcends ordinary limitations, capturing not just images, but emotions and stories, all through the power of color.

Want to unlock the secrets of color and transform your photography?  Then this is the course for you!

While Color Theory is typically revered as “Painter’s Knowledge”, you can use it too!  As a matter of fact, when you do you’ll gain many benefits:

✔ Marked improvements in speed and efficiency while working in Photoshop.

✔ Grand respect for your work from your viewers and peers.

✔ A deeper connection with your artistic vision.

✔ More “keepers” in your portfolio that build experiences for all who see your images.

to understand color, you must learn
Color Theory

Color theory is the study of how colors interact, complement, and influence the mood and aesthetic of photographs. It provides a foundational understanding of color harmony, enabling photographers to use colors deliberately to enhance the experience and emotional impact of their images.

Take a look at these example images.

Example 1 is straight out of the camera.  Notice how the colors are muted, dull, and lack life or interest for the viewer.  You can see the color wheel looks quite chaotic and no one color stands out from the rest.  The result is a bland image that will not get a second look.

Example 2 has been edited using color theory principles.  Notice how some colors come toward you and others are pushed into the distance.  You can see the color wheel looks balanced and represents beautiful triadic harmony. The result is a powerful image that makes a statement and builds a unique experience for the viewer.

Working with color is very similar to meeting people; you only get ONE first impression with your viewer.

Do you want that first impression to be cold, callous, and muddy?


Would you rather captivate their senses and leave them breathless with your astute attention to color detail?

Why You Should Consider “The COLOR Course”?

Take a look at all these color tools in Photoshop. 
Looks scary, huh?

I don’t want these tools to be your enemy.  I want them to be your greatest ally in the battle for better color. 

If you you find yourself mashing sliders and bouncing from one color tool to the next, then you don’t have a good grasp on color.  All of these tools have a specific place where they work best in your color workflow.  BUT if you don’t have a color workflow, you could end up with a muddy color mess.

The COLOR Course WILL show you how to use these tools in great detail, but more importantly, it will give you an actionable workflow that you can implement as soon as you learn it!

There is a helpful solution for you and it’s RIGHT HERE!


What’s Included with
The COLOR Course?

The COLOR Course is your formal Color Theory education handcrafted to help you transform your photos into beautifully emotive works of art!

I have included a full PDF Workbook to follow along with the video content and all the PDF documentation that accompanies the lectures. There are all kinds of added goodies in the package as well that will give you all kinds of knowledge you will NOT find on YouTube or anywhere else for that matter.


Minutes of Education

Gradients for Photoshop

Pages of Documentation

Actions for Photoshop

Launch Exclusive BONUS

You’ll watch this course, and you will have questions!  I understand that 100%.  Shortly after the launch has concluded I will conduct an exclusive live event for those who went all in on “the COLOR Course”. 

Don’t worry, I’ll give you plenty of time to watch the course.  It will be live, but it will be recorded and you will be able to download it and add it to your course material once I get it all packaged up.



In the first module of the color course, we will take a deep dive into Color Theory.  We will cover the basics of color, color interaction, and color tools.  We will slowly transition into how these color concepts will help you with your photography.

Module 2 will introduce you to my color workflow.   I will show you how to get the most out of your colors with Photoshop’s color tools.  But more importantly, we will apply these tools to a specific workflow that will make your color work more successful.


In this Module, I will cover the many “use cases” for color and color theory.  These are very specific ways I use color that don’t necessarily fall into one of the workflow categories.


Click here to see the 315 Gradients included in the course.

Here is a detailed list of every gradient that comes with the course.  You can use these in your own work with quick access to an impressive combination of moods.  I even took the time to clean up my extensive gradients.  It was time!


Click here to see the 25 Actions included in the course.

This course comes with 25 Actions for Photoshop that will speed up your workflow with color!  However, I’d like you to review, learn, and understand color through the course material before diving into the easy-access one-click effects.  Do we have a deal?  ?


Out of Camera • VS • Color Theory


Color Theory & People

Color Theory isn’t just for landscape images.  Color Theory is for any image that you want to make an impact with.  Using color theory in Portraits, you can make a more uniform color palette for your subject.

You don’t need fancy gels and lights to get this look.  I made this look with one gradient in Photoshop.  One well-placed gradient, and we can have a better experience with this gentleman’s facial features and connect better with him.

Color is such a strong element in portrait photographs.  You can change the way the viewer is going to see and interact with your subjects with a simple, yet affective color addition.

Color Theory & The Camera

This is probably my favorite example of how my camera failed me when photographing a colorful scene.  If you could have been on that rock with me, you would have seen a brilliant blue/magenta overcast sky briefly interrupted by a blast of orange light.  It was so exhilarating that it brought tears to my eyes.

What happened in the camera?  Well,  the camera can only compensate for one color with one white balance at a time.  Had it been in tune with color theory it would have applied an orange white balance to the foreground and sunset and a blue white balance to the sky and the trees in the distance.  Alas, our cameras aren’t that intuitive and that’s impossible with todays technology!  

DO NOT settle for your camera’s limitations DO NOT let them hold you back from the color you DESERVE!

Color Theory & Mood

Nothing is more impactful on the viewer’s experience with your work than color. Color can give your work meaning and build an incredible experience for your viewer. It can transform how they look at the world, BUT you can’t expect the camera to do this for you.

I wanted this image to be lively and hopeful, not dark and dreary. If I let the camera speak for me, how would the viewer feel looking at the image? 

Well, you are the viewer. How do you feel?
How does the color image make you feel?
See, or should I say “feel”, the difference?

Color Theory & Compositing

Color plays a vital role when building a composite.  A composite is two or more images combined to make a piece of photographic art.  

As you can see with this chicken, the image straight out of the camera lacks depth and color.  The camera did its best to capture the chickens’ beautiful feathers.  However, White balance was my enemy here!  

It metered for the orange feathers, which made the orange portions of the feathers stand out, but look at the black portions of the feathers.  They became a dull grey instead of a deep and rich black (like I saw the chicken when I photographed it).

This is a complex image to post-process because you can’t use one white balance correction to fix it.  You have to know what parts of the image need what color or tonal value.  The lay photographer would miss this and accept that the color was correct.  

Someone trained in color theory would know how to fix that AND find an incredible background to complement it.

Color Theory & Vision

I remember this shot. Clear as day!  It was a clear day, a bright one at that and I really wanted this to feel like sunset, but the sun wasn’t doing what I wanted it to.  Did I let that bother me?  NOPE!

While I was on location, I chose an extended shutter speed to make the water and clouds appear dramatic.  It was about an 8-minute exposure at 4 PM.  As I was standing there, I knew for sure that I could make this image come to life in post-production.

Using color and some of my favorite color tools in Ps, I turned this harsh, bright, sunny day image into a tranquil, serene scene at sunset.

Frequently Asked Questions
The COLOR Course •

What if I know nothing about Color Theory?

Then this course is perfect for you!  Gosh I wish I had this knowledge when I was a beginner, it would have set me up for success and I wouldn’t have developed so many bad color habits.  Furthermore, I would have saved hundreds of dollars because of bad preset and software purchases.

On the flip side, if you are a novice, competent, or even expert photographer, this course will help you dial in your knowledge of color and understand it much better!


I'm not an artist, is this course for me?

Well if you know me well enough, you know that I already consider you an artist even if you don’t but that isn’t the answer you are looking for is it?

Simply stated, yes, this course is for you. Even if you have no desire to become an artist, this course will make you a better color photographer.


It will give you the guidance you have been looking for to help you understand color and build better viewer experiences.  At the end of the day, that’s what this course is about.  Building better experiences!

What if I am only a Black & White Photographer?

Perfect!  If you are a serious Black and White photographer, then you understand just how important color is for making impactful Black and White photos.

You DID know that, didn’t you?

Well, just in case you didn’t, now you do!  This course will help you make the most impactful black-and-white images you’ve ever made.  All BW images come from color, no matter how you slice it. 

Don’t worry; I’ll show you everything you need to know, and I’ll even give you an action for the best Black and White conversion I’ve ever concocted! 

I have seen some of your other Color Theory work, is this new?

In the Palette Effects and Zone System Express course material, I have an entire module on color theory.  Some of what I teach in this course will be a refresher if you’ve seen that, but I’d say that only accounts for maybe 5% of the course.

My panel courses are primarily about my panels. They focus on the use of the panel with a mention of Color Theory.  This course is strictly about working with color and developing a strong color workflow.  

After that, you can use my panels, my peer’s panels, or almost ANY post-production software with more comfort as you’ll know so much more about color.  I didn’t want to convoluted this course, so you won’t see me using my panels in it.  

I have your BEYOND Color Gradients Course, is this different?

Yes, it’s much different.  The BEYOND Color Course only covers gradients.

This course is a comprehensive look at color theory as it applies to every aspect of color in your workflow.  I will touch on gradients in this course, but not as extensively as I did in the BEYOND Color course.

Consider this the “prequel” to the BEYOND Color course.

I'm an f.64 Elite Member, is this included in my subscription?


This course is not included in your subscription, it is considered a “Premium Course”.  However, I did take the first module from the course and place it in the f.64 Elite course catalog to give you a preview.  If you’re a member, you’ll know where to look!

Also, Elite members save an additional 15%, even on launch prices.  Be sure to log in to your account during checkout, and the discount will be automatic for current paid subscribers.

How do I view this course after I purchase it?

This is a downloadable course.
After the completion of the sale, you will get an email with your download links.  

It is a large file, 2.8 Gigabytes, to be exact. 

Please give it the time it needs to download and only press the download button once.  I can generate new downloads for you if needed, but it will save you an email if you remain patient while it downloads 🙂

Finally, you can learn to work with COLOR!

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level?

And, are you ready to make unparalleled connections with your viewers?

Then you’ll want to grab The COLOR Course!

The way I see it, you have two choices:

You can click away from this page and spend countless hours trying to find this information on Google & YouTube.


You could invest in this course and start building better experiences for your viewer today.

I’ve spent the better part 14 years researching color, color theory, and their relationship to amazing photos!  The COLOR Course is the most comprehensive resource on Color Theory I’ve ever created.

Sound good? Then just click the button below and get instant access…

About Blake Rudis

Hey, I’m Blake Rudis, and I’m what you’d call a Photoshop fanatic. All my life, I’ve been trying to capture and edit the PERFECT photos, and for the last decade, I’ve been teaching others how to do the same.

In 2010 I launched a blog. While initially a way of showcasing my work, before long, thousands of people were visiting, asking me how I created the shots and captures displayed. It quickly turned into an education platform. 

So I founded f.64 Academy – a fully comprehensive “online school” for those wanting to learn how to use Photoshop to create the best-looking photos of their lives.  I place a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge like color theory. Since then, I’ve helped tens of thousands of men and women learn basic and advanced Photoshop skills.

After years of developing a strong color workflow backed by extensive color theory knowledge, I am excited to introduce it to you.  If you’ve eve struggled with color, or have wanted formal color theory training, this IS the course for you.

Click the button below, and you will take the first step to develop your vision! 

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