have been captured with a digital camera, scanned or printed should
ideally closely match our original scene, negative, slide, print,
etc. The brightness, contrast and color of these captured images
should be retained as they are viewed on a monitor, edited and finally
output to a printer. Is this an automatic process? Can we simply
open an image on the computer, press print and get an image that
matches what we see on our monitor? Manufacturers might have you
think it works this easily, unfortunately it does not, at least
we must understand and manage color and color workflow to maintain
accurate color throughout the digital process. The objective of
this tutorial is to provide you with enough information, examples
and testing so that you can apply the principles and procedures
covered here to better manage color in your own work.
is broken down into two main sections.
1) An introduction
to color management.... why do we need to manage color?
2) What is
3) Color accuracy,
how to assess color.
4) Color perception.
5) Color temperature.
6) Color models.
7) What is
an ICC color managed workflow?
8) Color tools,
what software and hardware tools do we use to control color?
builds upon the information covered in section I and includes step-by-step
lessons that demonstrate how to apply color management in your work.
Each lesson ends with a series of questions that will help demonstrate
how well you understand the information and concepts covered in
and profiling a monitor.
4) Color Management
and Adobe Photoshop.
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