Graphic Designer's Color Handbook: Choosing and Using Color from Concept to Final Output

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One of the most important building blocks of design is color -- but getting the color right is also one of design's biggest challenges. In the wake of new technologies such as improved computer monitors, digital photography, and digital printing, ironically, the complexity of color management has increased rather than diminished. This practical and comprehensive book offers a trouble-shooting guide designers can turn to for answers about all aspects and every step of color use and management. This book begins ...
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Overview

One of the most important building blocks of design is color -- but getting the color right is also one of design's biggest challenges. In the wake of new technologies such as improved computer monitors, digital photography, and digital printing, ironically, the complexity of color management has increased rather than diminished. This practical and comprehensive book offers a trouble-shooting guide designers can turn to for answers about all aspects and every step of color use and management. This book begins with the basics of color theory and moves methodically through the design process, covering everything from choosing color combinations and executing management techniques to designing with color on the Web and printing with optimal results. Including a useful color conversion chart, this all-inclusive handbook is the go-to resource for graphic and Web designers.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781564969354
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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Barb Karg is a journalist, graphic designer, and screenwriter. She oversees the production and editorial departments at Lone Wolf Enterprises. Her diverse background includes book, magazine, and newspaper production and editorial work. She�s the author and designer of several books including Dancing Hamsters, Gothic Garden, and Cyber Conspiracies: The 501 Funniest, Craziest, and Most Bizarre Web Sites You�ll Ever See.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Principles of Color
Ch. 2 Color Correction, Manipulation, and Proofing Systems
Ch. 3 Color in Print: Getting the Results you Want
Ch. 4 Working with your Printer
Ch. 5 Colorful Words from the Press Room
Ch. 6 Color on the Web
Glossary
Index
Art and Photography Credits
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
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