Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Soft proofing overview, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…Soft proofing is a valuable tool because it allows you to see a simulation of…how an image will print on a specific paper surface based on its output profile.…If you're working on an Adobe RGB display, you can also soft proof from your…working space, usually ProPhoto RGB to both sRGB and CYMK.…Soft-Proofing also allows you to choose the best rendering intent for…color space conversions and when printing directly to a local printer.…You need to go into the soft-proofing process knowing it also has…some limitations.…
These include the quality and…color gamut of your monitor, and the quality of your output profiles.…You also need to understand that, when soft-proofing.…You're previewing an image on a backlit RGB display,…that will ultimately be printed on paper.…And that paper has its own base color.…And it's got inks that are reflecting the ambient light back to your eyes.…If that image is not being previewed under UV filtered continuous broad…spectrum light.…Those colors may appear differently as we learned when we…
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