Understanding color management and proofing


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Understanding color management and proofing

QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 both have a Color Management System built-in that's remarkably robust. I use it all the time to check if the colors that I've got on my page are going to look dramatically different from what I expect, when I output it on a particular printing device or on a particular kind of paper. The first thing to do is adjust your expectations about how accurate the colors are going to be, because your display is shining light through colored pixels to your eyes. On the printed page, light is reflecting off of ink and back to your eyes.

They can never match perfectly, but you can get really close in QuarkXPress. The process involves several steps. One is calibrating or profiling your display that you are looking at. That way XPress knows how to provide the colors to the display and then to your eyes. The second is to have some kind of profile created for the output device that you'll be using. Now XPress ships with a number of them that are generic, but a...

Understanding color management and proofing
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Understanding color management and proofing provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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Design
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QuarkXPress
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