Created by fine art photographer Bella Kotak and high end retoucher Pratik Naik, The Color Lab is a platform that brings together beautiful colors from leading artists around the world, making them accessible to you!
Our products are the embodiment of all the love we put into our own work, and it gives us joy to share that passion in hope that you will find a new dimension to yours.I am a fine-art photographer based in Oxford, UK. Bringing the world of fairytale and magic to life through my photographs is a passion of mine and as you can imagine, color plays such a huge role in conveying the story I want to tell.
I believe that color toning is a powerful element in any image. It can help create a mood, enhance an atmosphere, draw attention to a picture and when done well it wholly conveys the emotion of the artist and subject.
It is an art form and one that I want you to master.
So where do you start?
I recommend beginning by checking The Color Course.
In this course we start from the beginning which is understanding the theory behind color toning.
I use color psychology and application examples to set up the foundation of why we would choose the colours we do before we later dive into how we use the Photoshop tools we have to create the colors we want.
Whether you are a beginner or familiar with color toning this course has been crafted to help you approach and execute.
To speed up your color workflow I recommend checking out our handcrafted Photoshop actions!
Our actions are designed to deliver striking and unique color tones of storytelling depth to your images with just one click, and taking away some of the angst that comes with color making decisions.
With just a few clicks you can start getting a very quick idea of which color direction you’d like to take your image into and along the way discover new possibilities.
All of our actions are completely adjustable. You have access to all the layers and our premium actions come with notes that allow you to customise the colors to suit your exact vision.
We’ve designed them to work across a variety of lighting conditions, from hard to diffused light. They can be run on their own or can be paired up with others in the collection to create a palette that is strikingly beautiful and unique to you.
Every action has been crafted and tested over and over until it is something that I’m very proud of and use within my own workflow. We want to be here for every step of your color journey!
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Our new hashtag – #colorlabcollective It’s been great watching you all grow under our last platform, and we look forward to seeing what you create moving forward!
Thanks, -Bella Kotak