Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced paper profiling, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
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…In our first color workflow course,…we saw how to create basic custom paper profiles for our printers.…This involved printing out one or…more targets, and measuring them by hand using a spectrophotometer.…While it can be a somewhat time-consuming process, it does work well and…it can produce very good profiles.…We're going to take the process to the next level by using more color patches and…automating the process.…If you only use one printer and a couple of different paper stocks,…you'll probably choose to stay with that manual operation.…
But if you use several different printers and you use a lot of papers, or…are creating profiles in a school or…commercial setting, then you're going to want to look at automating the process.…We're going to use X-Rite's i1Profiler software and…the i1Pro2 Spectrophotometer to create the most precise paper profile as possible.…We'll do this by printing more patches of color and reading them into the software.…When you add more color patches in, it provides more information and data when…
In this course, Joe Brady builds on his Color Management Fundamentals course, focusing on color-management issues of specific interest to photographers. After a review of digital-color concepts, the course explores creating color profiles for each device in the digital photography workflow, from monitor to printer, to camera. Joe demonstrates the tools and techniques behind color profiling, even covering tablets—ideal for photographers using iPads or Android tablets as wireless remote controls.
- What gear can and should be profiled?
- Comparing color spaces
- Choosing a monitor
- Profiling your monitor
- Paper-profiling devices
- Profiling iOS and Android devices
- Soft proofing