About the Colours in Photoshop

Colours play a smart and decisive role in every image when it is photographed. The colours are something that give life to the image photography and is therefore considered as the most considerable and useful element in the photography. This is the area in the photography which is often overlooked by the many of the photographers while focusing on the other areas like various composition rules that particularly includes rule of thirds, symmetry, leading lines and spacing and on framing and other elements. As colours are supposed to be the life infusing element in any image then it is obvious that colour and shades is the role player for making any images remarkable and outstanding for the user. It is also the accepted reality that different hues represent various kinds of the emotions and psychological effects for instance you can read that red is the colour of love and is linked with increasing the heart rate and if go for blue it is related with calming effect. Whatever the colour is every shade has history and emotion attached to it and that is the real joy of the hues. In this modern age life without colours cannot be imagined and this is the reason that we are discussing the topic of colour theory to be applied in various photographs to make them even more presentable and attractive. Let’s discuss that

Primary shades

The category of the shades which is often considered by the normal photographer is primary shades. These are known as primary because they are those shades about which we learnt in primary schools means pure basic shades. Remember that when you speak of the colour of the traffic lights to cram the three basic colours that are red, yellow and green and these are the colours that also makes the RGB spectrum for the photographers in photography. They do not resulted from any mixing but are available in the original form without putting any extra efforts. So these are the primary shades of our first category.

Secondary shades

The next category of the colours that are known as secondary because they are resulted from the primary shades discussed in the first category. These are the shades of the colour wheel that involves mixing and is therefore is considered as the secondary shades in the theory of the photography. You can recognise the secondary shades from the colours like orange, green and purple. When you use these shades in the photography then you are using secondary shades for the images.

Tertiary shades

As the name is suggesting these colours are the third level colours which often read in the third category and are also known as the tertiary shades of the colour wheel. These are the result of mixing but not from the primary with the primary shades but from the mixing of primary and secondary shades together. You can take it as instance as mixing of red and green for the use of the blue is the considered as the tertiary hues.

Complementary shades

These are the colours that are used when the photographers has to develop the high contrast in between the images. These are said to be complementary only of the reason of having the common links between the other hues. The colours are capable to attract the viewer attraction on the photographer images by giving the bold look to the images.

Analogous colours

The next to be seen colours on the colour wheel is known as the analogous colours that are used when the photographer requires low contrast in the images and want to create a harmonious or peaceful colour scheme.

Monochromatic shades

These are the shades that are presented as the last category of the colour wheel and are used to give the soothing effect to the images. These are most usually colours that are black and white. The main feature of this type of monochromatic shades is that it they are formed by using the one single colour for instance various types and tonne of blue. This will create the monochromatic shade which can be easily used by the photographer if they want to keep the contrast at the low level.


This is the article that is giving the brief knowledge about the colour theory that is followed in the photography and its working with it. Involve yourself to know more about the shades if you want to photograph like a pro.


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