What is the “Color Wheel”, and why is it important in Photography?
The “Color Wheel” will help you visualize how the Primary Colors – – Red, Green and Blue – – and their corresponding Complementary Colors – – Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow – – interact with each other. It will help you better understand your color photography, particularly while in Photoshop or other post-processing software..
If you have Photoshop CS4 or CS5, you have the ability to use Custom Panels built using specialized Adobe software. Here’s one with the Color Wheel on it – You’ll also find handy links to both my website and my blog…
Place it where you want on your Photoshop Desktop – I placed the “Color wheel” Panel in the same group as the ‘Adjustments” and “Masks” Panel, shown in the illustration above.
Click here to download for your appropriate Photoshop version – Included in the download are installation instructions as well as basic concepts on how to use the Color Wheel. Enjoy!