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Every graphics professional worth his or her salt knows the importance of color management. No matter how much thought artist and client put into the color scheme for a given project, all of that work is for naught if you can't get your results to match your expectations. Enter Real World Color Management, Second Edition. In this thoroughly updated under-the-hood reference, authors Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting draw on their years of professional experience to show you everything you need to know ...
Every graphics professional worth his or her salt knows the importance of color management. No matter how much thought artist and client put into the color scheme for a given project, all of that work is for naught if you can't get your results to match your expectations. Enter Real World Color Management, Second Edition. In this thoroughly updated under-the-hood reference, authors Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting draw on their years of professional experience to show you everything you need to know about color management. Whether your final destination is print, Web, or film, Real World Color Management, Second Edition takes the mystery out of color management, covering everything from color theory and color models to understanding how devices interpret and display color. You'll find expert advice for building and fine-tuning color profiles for input and output devices (digital cameras and scanners, displays, printers, and more), selecting the right color management workflow, and managing color within and across major design applications. Get Real World Color Management, Second Edition--and get ready to dazzle!
|Overview: The Big Picture|
|Contents: What's Inside|
|Preface: The Color-Management Conundrum|
|Pt. I||Introduction to Color Management||1|
|Ch. 1||What Is Color? Reflections on Life||3|
|Ch. 2||Computers and Color: Color by the Numbers||51|
|Ch. 3||Color Management: How It Works||79|
|Ch. 4||All About Profiles: Describing Devices||99|
|Pt. II||Building and Tuning Profiles||111|
|Ch. 5||Measurement, Calibration, and Process Control: "The Map Is Not the Territory"||113|
|Ch. 6||Building Display Profiles: Your Window to Color||125|
|Ch. 7||Building Input Profiles: Starting Out Right||147|
|Ch. 8||Building Output Profiles: Final Destinations||161|
|Ch. 9||Evaluating and Editing Profiles: Color Orienteering||207|
|Pt. III||Applications and Workflow||257|
|Ch. 10||Color-Management Workflow: Where the Rubber Meets the Road||259|
|Ch. 11||Color Management in the Operating System: Who Does What To Whom, When?||293|
|Ch. 12||The Adobe Common Color Architecture: Color Management in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator||321|
|Ch. 13||Color Management in Macromedia FreeHand 10: Capable But Quirky||357|
|Ch. 14||Color Management in CorelDRAW 10: It Manages Everything But Its Own Files||369|
|Ch. 15||Color Management in QuarkXPress: Incremental Improvements||381|
|Ch. 16||Color Management and PDF: The Wave of the Future||397|
|Ch. 17||Automation and Scripting: The Smart Way To Be Lazy||419|
|Ch. 18||Building Color-Managed Workflows: Bringing It All Together||441|
|App. A||Profile Anatomy||469|
|App. B||Workflow Templates||481|
Posted October 19, 2009
I am really trying to get my computer and printer color calibrated and I am very interested in this subject. This book is like a textbook and is very in depth on the subject. It is probably very good for a professional but it was a little over my head.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 16, 2004
[A review of the SECOND EDITION, 2004.] For graphics designers, the book aims to demystify how to use colouring in your work. The authors give a thorough elucidation of what they term 'colour management'. Starting with the basics of a source of illumination, an object being viewed, and an observer, which could be a person or instrument. Don't worry about the underlying physics. The book goes briefly through just enough for your needs. (No equations!) The key idea is the colour profile and the Profile Connection Space. As you might expect, the colour example diagrams used to help show this idea are carefully chosen. Many chapters delve into the various profile topics. Like making input profiles, editing these and using them in your workflow. One interesting photo, to me, was of various HAND-HELD spectrophotometers. The ones I used in the 80s were hulking giants, some 1-2m on a side, and atop sturdy lab benches. Now you can hold the latest in your hand! Wow. The book talks about digital cameras as a common input device, as you might expect, given their popularity. Sadly, no mention of Foveon's unique camera. Which does not use CCDs, but has another innovative method with very high resolution. This camera is still new and expensive. But it may soon define the best in digital cameras.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 5, 2010
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Posted September 14, 2012
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