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. 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.
Dealing with the most widely used imaging software on the market, Adobe Photoshop, this book provides step-by-step instruction for solving all kinds of color problems, from minor imbalances to major color shifts. Photographers learn how to evaluate their digital images by looking at highlights and shadows, evaluating overall contrast, identifying problem areas, and determining overall color casts. Included are fixes for common problems such as restoring the color and contrast to faded or yellowed prints; eliminating the color shifts that result from shooting under fluorescent, incandescent, and mixed lighting; and reproducing skin tones accurately and flatteringly.