"Color Confidence is one book that no photographer, especially me, can afford to be without!" -Art Morris, Photographer www.birdsasart.com Now includes RIPs and the latest calibrators! Managing color photography in the digital age is tricky. Is it possible to get predictable color without bogging down in technology? In this new edition of the very first practical guide to color management, digital imaging expert Tim Grey gives a resounding "yes" and provides the crucial information you need to get the color you want, every time.
Clearly explaining color management workflow, he distills the process for the real world-from capture to output. You'll find out how to quickly get predictable color results across all devices-from cameras, monitors, and printers, to scanners and raster image processors (RIPs). Updated with new information on Photoshop, RIP technology, and calibration, this results-oriented book is a must for all serious photographers. Inside, you'll discover how to: Calibrate your monitor quickly and accurately Configure Color Settings in Photoshop for the output you need Scan for best results, starting with choosing the right scanner Use a RIP for faster quality printing Select the proper color working space-RGB, CMYK, spot color, or others Manage your digital camera capture with presets and custom profiles Adjust color levels, curves, and hue Solve the magenta problem and other saturation issues Set up custom, canned, or generic printer profiles Produce color-accurate images for printers, the Web, e-mail, and slideshows Understand color workflows-Scan-to-Print, Digital Camera-to-Print, and moreThis volume focuses upon the essentials that photographers have to know to understand how colour management works in the digital setting. Tim Grey has selected just those topics and details that will help the busy photographer who has no time to wade through a technical manual.Color Confidence is a practical, results-oriented book that gives photographers the knowledge they need to manage color effectively from capture to output. Digital imaging expert Tim Grey designed this book for busy photographers who want to get results without wading through tons of information about color science--distilling the most important concepts into real-world use. He teaches only the theory that photographers must know to understand how color management works, and focuses on the practical information they need to make decisions when working with their images: the actual processes that achieve the best results possible. In this new edition of the very first practical guide to color management, readers will find out how to quickly get predictable color results across all devices--from cameras, monitors, and printers, to scanners and raster image processors (RIPs). Updated with new information on Photoshop, RIP technology, and calibration, this results-oriented book is a must for all serious photographers.Written by a well-known digital imaging expert, this full-color, results-driven guide focuses on how to ensure that the color in an image file is accurately represented and reproduced from scanner or camera to monitor or printer Aimed at busy photographers who want to get results without wading through heaps of information, the book presents only what is most important for photographers to know about how color management works Up-to-date coverage focuses on how photographers can rest assured that what they see on screen will match what comes out on paper Boasts a new low price of just $39.99-$5 lower than the first edition!"...a must-have for the successful imageer..." (Advanced Photoshop, July 2006)
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