Color Management & Quality Output: Working with Color from Camera to Display to Print
(The Digital Imaging Masters Series)
We have all felt the frustration of wasting time, paper, and effort when our prints or web images don’t match the images we see on our monitors. Fortunately, you’re holding the resource that will help solve these problems. This book guides you through the hardware settings and software steps you’ll need to post professional images and make stunning prints that showcase your artistic vision. In Color Management & Quality Output, Tom P. Ashe, a color expert and gifted teacher, shows you how to color manage your files from input all the way through output, by clearly explaining how color works in our minds, on our monitors and computers, and through our printers.
You’ll learn to:
- properly calibrate your monitor
- understand Adobe Photoshop color settings
- build and evaluate color profiles for all your devices
- navigate the print menu in both Photoshop and Lightroom
- appreciate the differences between inkjet prints and C-prints
- optimize sharpening for a variety of print media
- understand how and why to use RIPs
- communicate with creative professionals, clients, and output service providers to ensure the highest quality results.
This book is part of The Digital Imaging Masters Series, which features cutting-edge information from the most sought-after and qualified professionals and instructors in the photography field. Based on the progressive curriculum of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography created by Katrin Eismann at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, these books are the next best thing to being in the classroom with the Digital Photography Masters themselves.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: COLOR and COLOR MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 1: COLOR and COLOR VISION
CHAPTER 2: COLOR MEASUREMENT, REPRODUCTION, and MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 3: EVALUATING IMAGE QUALITY, PRINT QUALITY, and TEST PAGES
CHAPTER 4: DISPLAY ENVIRONMENTS, TECHNOLOGIES, CALIBRATION, and PROFILING
CHAPTER 5: INPUT PROFILING: SCANNERS and DIGITAL CAMERAS
CHAPTER 6: COLOR IN PHOTOSHOP and LIGHTROOM
CHAPTER 7: BASIC COLOR CORRECTION and IMAGE RENDERING
CHAPTER 8: OUTPUT PROFILING and SOFT PROOFING
CHAPTER 9: OUTPUT PROFILE OPTIMIZATION and EDITING
CHAPTER 10: COLOR UTILITIES and TROUBLESHOOTING
CHAPTER 11: RASTER IMAGE PROCESSORS
SECTION 2: DIGITAL PRINTMAKING and OUTPUT
CHAPTER 12: DIGITAL OUTPUT TECHNOLOGIES and PRINT LABELING
CHAPTER 13: INKJET PRINTING
CHAPTER 14: BLACK-AND-WHITE DIGITAL PRINTMAKING
CHAPTER 15: RESIZING and SHARPENING
CHAPTER 16: COLLABORATION WITH PRINTMAKERS and SERVICE BUREAUS
CHAPTER 17: CMYK OUTPUT: PRINTING PRESSES and SHORT RUN PHOTO BOOKS
CHAPTER 18: COLOR MANAGING ADOBE INDESIGN, ILLUSTRATOR, and PDFS
CHAPTER 19: PREPARING FILES FOR THE WEB and TABLETS
CHAPTER 20: DIGITAL PRINT PERMANENCE and LONGEVITY
CHAPTER 21: PRINT FINISHING, EDITIONS, and DOCUMENTATION
Tom P. Ashe, the Associate Chair of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, is an internationally recognized educator and consultant in digital photography and color management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and his Masters of Applied Science in Photography from RMIT University (formerly Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Melbourne, Australia. Tom’s background as a photographer, fine art digital printmaker, and product development specialist for Eastman Kodak, Monaco Systems, and Polaroid, gives him a unique understanding of the aesthetic and technical issues in digital photography today.
Series Editor Katrin Eismann is the Chair of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Known as the Photoshop Diva, Katrin is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author. She specializes in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators.
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