MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP COLOR MANAGEMENT

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MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® XP COLOR MANAGEMENT
By Joshua Weisberg
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 12, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33427-2
Pages: 336
 

Table of Contents  | Index

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If you could leave color management to the pros, you probably would. But with the proliferation of desktop systems and devices, everyone (regardless of role) is expected to get color right these days—and to do that, you need to know about a lot more than just tools and software. Lucky for you, this hands-on guide delivers, describing precisely how to apply color consistently and correctly across various hardware, software, and output devices using a Windows-based workflow. By matching color workflow to color use (for example, photography and image capture, page layout and content creation, and output to desktop or press), author and color management pro Josh Weisberg distills a complicated process into its need-to-know essentials. Whether you're an artist, illustrator, designer, photographer, or hobbyist, the series of illustrated steps, instructions, and advice contained in this full-color volume will have you mastering color management in Windows XP environments in no time.

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book cover
MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® XP COLOR MANAGEMENT
By Joshua Weisberg
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 12, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33427-2
Pages: 336
 

Table of Contents  | Index


   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
      Chapter Overview
      System Requirements
      Trial Software
      Project Files
   Chapter 1.  Color Management Fundamentals
      Why Does the Problem Exist?
      Comparing Color Between Your Display and Printer
      Color Management Fundamentals
      How Do Color Mangement Systems Work?
      Quick Review
   Chapter 2.  Color Management in Windows XP
      What Is System-Level Color Management?
      Setting Color Profile Preferences for Devices
      Using the Windows Color Control Panel PowerToy
      Determining Where Color Management Is Being Applied
      Quick Review
   Chapter 3.  Understanding Color Profiles
      The Profile-Creation Process
      Generic Profiles
      Understanding Custom Profiles
      Comparing Profiles
      Quick Review
   Chapter 4.  Creating Your Own Device Profiles
      Using Color Measurement Devices
      Profiling Your Display
      Profiling Your Digital Camera
      Profiling a Scanner
      Profiling a Printer
      Quick Review
   Chapter 5.  Creating a Color-Managed Workflow for Digital Images
      Configuring Photoshop
      Applying Color Management to Digital Camera Images
      Importing RAW Digital Images
      Quick Review
   Chapter 6.  Proofing Images
      Soft Proofing Fundamentals
      Checking for Out-of-Gamut Colors
      Applying Color Management During Printing
      Comparing the Output to the Display
      Embedding Profiles
      Quick Review
   Chapter 7.  Using the Adobe Common Color Architecture
      Sharing Preferences Across Adobe Creative Suite Applications
      Color Managing Illustrations
      Soft Proofing in Illustrator
      Printing Color-Managed Proofs
      Proofing Artwork Using Adobe PDF
      Quick Review
   Chapter 8.  Color Managing Documents in QuarkXPress
      Enabling Color Management in QuarkXPress
      Creating Page Layouts with Color-Managed Elements
      Simulating a Proof of Your Page Layout
      Using Quark's Profile Manager to Administer Color Management
      Quick Review
   Chapter 9.  Color Proofing
      Using Photoshop for Color Proofing
      Using QuarkXPress for Proofing
      Generating Adobe PDF Files
      Proofing and Printing Color-Managed PDF Files
      Quick Review
   Chapter 10.  Sharing and Archiving Files with Color Management
      sRGB: The Internet Color Space
      Soft Proofing Images for the Web
      Preparing Files for the Web
      Quick Review
   Chapter 11.  Color Printer RIP Workflows
      RIP Fundamentals
      Configuring ImagePrint for Your Printer
      Setting Preferences
      Printing from ImagePrint
      Quick Review
   Appendix. Printing Targets from Photoshop
   Index
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