October 30, 2006
Practical Color Management: Focusing on Easy Steps to Producing Better Color
Sebastopol, CA--Taking photos during a morning sunrise on a New Mexican
mesa can be a once in a lifetime chance. Yet once you've captured the
painterly image, how do you share the true colors and emotional veracity
of the near outer-worldly palette with others?
Because no matter which type of digital camera is used to shoot an image,
the computer, software, monitor, and output device (printer, projector, or
on the Web) must work together to reproduce the actual and intended color
Sound complicated? According to 2006 Photoshop Hall of Famer Eddie Tapp
there's no reason to get discouraged. The Georgia native, widely admired
for his knack for making the photo editing process easier and more
transparent, shares his expertise in his newly published Photoshop Workflow Setups (O'Reilly, US $29.99).
"Years ago, we were known as craftsmen, personally creating and
controlling every detail," says Tapp, a contributor to RangeFinder
magazine, about his trade. "But blink your eyes today and there's
something new in digital. So with the explosion of digital media, taking
control requires learning how to use the tools and theories of color
management consistently so the results can be predicted."
With the assistance of contributing color-management consultant Rick
Lucas, Tapp ably takes readers from the history and science to setting up
a color management-friendly workflow. The 150-page workbook comes with
clearly presented images to illustrate and clarify the concepts. Readers
learn how to:
- Apply consistent color management theory
- Establish a color management-friendly workflow
- Chose color spaces
- Calibrate and profile hardware
Practical Color Management is the second in a five-book series. The
first, "Photoshop Workflow Setups" (O'Reilly, US $29.99), shows readers
how to organize an efficient and user-friendly workspace.
Tapp's easy-to-implement, color-management methods put the fun and
simplicity back into digital processing. Frequent MySpace posters,
dedicated family vacation bloggers, photojournalists, eBay sellers,
graphic artists, conceptual artists, portrait professional, travel
writers, newbies, and enthusiasts are sure to keep this book within arm's
reach and use it again and again.
Practical Color Management
ISBN: 0-596-52768-3, 168 pages, $29.99 US, $38.99 CA
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