Color Management Fundamentals
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Color Management Fundamentals

with Joe Brady

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If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. I've downloaded the Exercise folder here to my desktop, so let's take a look. So I open this up. If I go into Documents, all of the folders and images and the actual document for the InDesign sample are right here. If you go into InDesign and click on InDesign Sample, that will open up the document. For Photoshop, both the raw and the PSD files are available in the Images folder.
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  1. 2m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 30s
  2. 15m 33s
    1. Understanding color spaces
      6m 0s
    2. Ensuring that you have the best possible image at capture
      4m 25s
    3. Understanding tools required for color management
      5m 8s
  3. 8m 6s
    1. Exploring what happens without color management
      3m 6s
    2. Understanding the basics of color workflow for photographers
      1m 48s
    3. Understanding the basics of color workflow for design and the web
      3m 12s
  4. 9m 43s
    1. Setting up a digital camera for the best image file
      3m 56s
    2. Exploring the benefits of custom camera profiles
      5m 47s
  5. 16m 7s
    1. Choosing a monitor, the window to the digital world
      2m 28s
    2. Understanding why you can't trust your eyes
      2m 31s
    3. Calibrating a display using ColorMunki Display
      6m 42s
    4. Calibrating a display using i1Pro 2
      4m 26s
  6. 9m 31s
    1. Understanding and choosing color settings in Photoshop
      3m 26s
    2. Understanding color workflow in raw applications, including Lightroom, Aperture, and Capture NX
      2m 50s
    3. Setting color standards for the Adobe Creative Suite
      3m 15s
  7. 54m 15s
    1. Choosing the best printer
      4m 37s
    2. Exploring the benefits of custom printer profiles
      3m 29s
    3. Comparing factory printer profiles to real-world printer profiles
      5m 31s
    4. Creating a printer profile with ColorMunki Photo
      5m 45s
    5. Creating a printer profile with i1Pro
      5m 13s
    6. Understanding color gamut and rendering intents
      3m 20s
    7. Soft proofing images in Photoshop
      6m 18s
    8. Getting prints that match the image in the soft proof
      3m 4s
    9. Soft proofing for lab printing and for the web
      3m 41s
    10. Soft proofing in Lightroom and other raw processing applications
      6m 16s
    11. Choosing the right fine-art paper
      7m 1s
  8. 2m 44s
    1. Next steps
      2m 44s

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1h 58m Beginner Sep 26, 2013

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Having a consistent color management workflow can help you accurately get prints that match the image on your monitor. In this course, follow along with Joe Brady as he takes you through the basics of color management for photography, design, and the web. First, you'll learn about the different color spaces (CMYK, ColorMatch, and sRGB) and how they influence your color workflow, and the tools you need to achieve accurate color. Then learn how and why to calibrate your camera and your monitor, configure the color settings in applications such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Aperture, and choose the best printer and paper for your style of artwork. Along the way, Joe takes you into a typical studio setup for lessons on the gear you need for at-home calibration and printing.

Topics include:
  • Understanding color spaces
  • Understanding the color workflow for photography vs. design and web
  • Setting up a digital camera for the best image results
  • Choosing a monitor
  • Calibrating a display using ColorMunki or i1Pro 2
  • Choosing color settings in Photoshop
  • Understanding color workflow in raw processing applications
  • Creating a custom printer profile
  • Soft-proofing images for printing on your own printer and for sending to a lab
Subjects:
Design Photography
Author:
Joe Brady

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. I've downloaded the Exercise folder here to my desktop, so let's take a look. So I open this up. If I go into Documents, all of the folders and images and the actual document for the InDesign sample are right here. If you go into InDesign and click on InDesign Sample, that will open up the document. For Photoshop, both the raw and the PSD files are available in the Images folder.

The raw files can be used in Adobe Camera Raw; the PSD files you can explore and turn layers on and off and see what was done to each image. Lastly, in the Lightroom_Database file we've got a Lightroom catalog here for you that has all the demo images in it. Just to show you how to do this, let's go into Lightroom. Here we have a blank catalog here. You would go to File > Open Catalog, navigate to the Exercise folder, go to Lightroom_Database, and there it is: Lightroom database catalog.

Click on Open, and we want to relaunch Lightroom with the new catalog. This will supply you with all the demo images, and they'll be all there, waiting for you to experiment and play with. After you're done with this you can just go back up to File and open up any of the Lightroom catalogs that you have. If you're not a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. So, let's get started.

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