Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Color Management Fundamentals.
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.
- 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