Thematic Color Wheel Project

Practice your masking techniques – and review your principles of color theory – with this challenge project! You'll create an epic color wheel using real life objects to represent each color swatch. This thematic wheel is also a perfect opportunity to practice your design skills of alignment and balance. There are so many cool opportunities for themes to explore here, so get creative and think outside the box… I mean, wheel! This project is an extension that pairs with Project 6 from the Photoshop CC 2015 curriculum at

Jessica Campbell
Last Updated April 27, 2021

Student Time

3-5 hours estimated class time

Education Level

9th - 12th Grade 3rd - 5th Grade View more
Edit, composite, and create beautiful images, graphics, and art on desktop and iPad.

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