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Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Application

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Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Application
Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Application

Course Overview

canva is one of the most popular and effective tools for graphic designers for fast designing. If you want to use your graphic designing for marketing or put your idea online then the large library of canva can help you choose any template and edit it as you wish. Learn the effective techniques of canva to create beautiful and eye-catching graphics from this Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Application course and promote your ideas effectively.

This Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Application course will help you to apply different colour theories and fundamentals in your project. You will learn how to use graphic theories and colours for data visualisation. You will be able to use professional colour palettes, proximity, typography and many other graphic components to beautify your design.

This course will help you learn graphic designing techniques from scratch. It is a very effective course for aspiring graphic designers and marketers who wants to learn Canva techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarize with the fundamentals and theories of graphic designing 
  • Understand colour interaction and colour harmony in designing 
  • Be able to create different types of colour combinations and apply them to your design 
  • Learn how to create a professional colour palette 
  • Gain the skill to work with colour, images and typography 
  • Learn how colour basics work for branding 
  • Learn the cultural connection of colours

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn graphic designing or strengthen their basics of designing. You will learn the basic theories and elements of graphic designing and their application from this curse.

Entry Requirement

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


  • After you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Why choose us?

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry-leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification;
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime;
  • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path

Graphic Elements of Design: Color Theory and Application is a useful qualification to possess and would be beneficial for any related profession or industry such as:

  • Graphic Designers 
  • Illustrators 
  • Digital Artists 
  • Artists 
  • Social Media Marketers 
  • Logo Designers 
  • Banner Designers

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Colour Theory- Basic Terms 00:03:00
Module 02: Use Values to Establish Hierarchy in Photoshop CC 00:04:00
Module 03: Class Exercise: Value 00:01:00
Module 04: Colour Fundamentals: Colour Wheel 00:02:00
Module 05: Colour Combinations 00:05:00
How to Work with Colours in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020
Module 06: Colour Modes in Adobe Illustrator CC 00:01:00
Module 07: Working with Existing Colours 00:02:00
Module 08: Customising Colours 00:01:00
Module 09: Save Colour Swatches 00:01:00
Module 10: Global Colours 00:01:00
Module 11: Duplicate Global Colours 00:01:00
Module 12: Adobe Colour Themes 00:04:00
Module 13: Colour Guides 00:01:00
Module 14: Recolour Artwork 00:03:00
Module 15: Colouring the Line Art 00:03:00
Module 16: Save as Template 00:03:00
Colour Systems
Module 17: CMYK Colour System 00:02:00
Module 18: RGB Colour System 00:01:00
Module 19: Pantone Colour System 00:01:00
Different Techniques to Develop Successful Colour Palettes
Module 20: Colour Technique- The Subordinate, Dominant and Accent Technique 00:01:00
Module 21: Colour Technique- Meaning Based Technique for Harmonising Colours 00:01:00
Module 22: Colour Technique- Meaning Based Colour Technique Exercise 00:03:00
Module 23: Colour Technique- One Colour Palette Technique 00:01:00
Module 24: Colour Technique- Two Colour Palette Technique 00:01:00
Module 25: Colour Technique- Progressive Colour Technique 00:01:00
Module 26: Colour Technique-Repetition or Reoccurrence or Gradient Technique 00:01:00
Module 27: Colour Progression and Repetition Exercise 00:08:00
Module 28: Colour Technique- Black and White Technique 00:02:00
Module 29: Colour as Provocateur 00:01:00
Module 30: Excessive Colour Solutions 00:02:00
Module 31: Colour Overlap Technique 00:01:00
Colour Interaction and Proximity
Module 32: Introduction 00:01:00
Module 33: Colour Interaction 00:01:00
Module 34: Different Colour Types 00:04:00
Module 35: Class Exercise: Colour Interaction 00:03:00
Module 36: How Light Affect Your Colours 00:01:00
Module 37: Interaction and Proximity 00:01:00
Module 38: Colour Proximity Exercise 00:02:00
Module 39: How to Make that Geometric Grid Design to Practice Your Colour 00:08:00
Colour and Imagery
Module 40:Colour in Images, Illustrations and Type 00:01:00
Module 41:Colour and Imagery 00:01:00
Module 42:Best Royalty-free Images Websites 00:02:00
Module 43: Apply Colour to Your Images in Photoshop CC 00:06:00
Module 44: Images as Element of the Composition 00:04:00
Module 45: Proofing Colours 00:05:00
Module 46: Save for Printing 00:02:00
Module 47: Class Project- Colour and Texture 00:03:00
Colours and Illustration
Module 48: Colour and Illustration 00:02:00
Module 49: Best Resources to Get Customisable Illustration 00:02:00
Colour and Type
Module 50: How to Use Colours and Type 00:01:00
Module 51: Colour and Hierarchy 00:01:00
Module 52: Display text 00:02:00
Module 53: Specific Fonts 00:01:00
Module 54: Body Text and Colour 00:02:00
Module 55: Apply Effects to Display Text in Adobe Illustrator 00:04:00
Module 56: Best Fonts Resources Websites 00:02:00
Module 57: Class Project- Magazine Mock-up 00:07:00
Colours in Data Visualisation
Module 58: Introduction to Colours in Data Visualisation 00:01:00
Module 59: Colours in Data Visualisation 00:03:00
Module 60: Different Ways to Import Charts 00:04:00
Module 61: The Process of Decluttering 00:09:00
Colours in Brand Identity Basics
Module 62: Introduction to Colours in Branding 00:01:00
Module 63: Colours in Brand Identity- Part 1 00:10:00
Module 64: Colours in Brand Identity- Part 2 00:06:00
Module 65: Class Project- Logo 00:01:00

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