Color Management :: An Introduction
Using color to get your pictures the way you envision them.
Photography Beyond the Camera
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Overview

Just mention Profiles to those photographers who are trying to get accurate color, and be prepared for a tirade of complaints and problems. I have been there, and now I am bringing a class that addresses Color Management in a way that is relevant to photographers. We focus on those steps that photographers need to know to make their pictures they way they envision, the first time!

What you will learn:

  • Why a good color management system is necessary
  • Color theory as it relates to the photographer
  • How computers interpret color and the concept of bit depth
  • How a file is given a color space
  • What profiles are and how to use them
  • The Color Management Module and the Profile Connection Space
  • The concept of converting profiles and using rendering intents
  • How a profile is generated for input devises, monitors, and printers
  • Soft proofing
  • Photoshop printing basics

Skills you will gain

After completing Color Management :: An Introduction, you'll be able to:

  • Develop your own effective color management workflow
  • Create custom profiles using various profiling software
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of a good color management workflow
  • Understand the necessity of having profiles
  • Have the knowledge to troubleshoot possible printing problems

Lessons in this seminar:

Lesson One: Color Theory


The Basics of Understanding Color

Why Color Management?

8:10

Color Perception

3:52

Metamerism

4:30

What Is Color?

4:13

Color Theory

2:30

Bit Depth

13:40

Color Space

3:44

Color Profiles

2:42

CMM

4:35

Rendering Intents

7:18

Lesson Two: Color in Photoshop


Learning How to Match Your Color in Photoshop

Color Settings

6:47

Photoshop Settings

6:17

Convert vs. Assign

4:17

Profile Mismatch

6:34

No Embedded Profile

2:22

Calibration vs. Profiling

2:40

CM Tools

3:10

Lesson Three: Profiling and Output


Bringing Your Color to Life

Input Profiling

2:20

Display Profiling

5:24

Checking Monitor Profile

5:51

Output Profiling

5:23

Checking Output Profile

2:38

ICC Profiles

1:02

Soft Proofing

4:41

Printing

7:47

Workflow

3:10

Christy Schuler, Instructor

Christy is a Santa Barbara based freelance photographer, retoucher, and educator. She began her career as a digital artist at the visual effects company hydraulx working on projects for clients such as Nike, Crest, Cover Girl, MAC Cosmetics, in addition to numerous music videos and feature films. Having been at the epicenter of the digital revolution, Christy has a unique insight into the world of digital photography. Schuler has aided in designing the digital curriculum for the lower division photography courses at Brooks Institute where she also currently teaches Photoshop, color management, and web design. Christy has a BA from The Pennsylvania State University as well as a Masters degree from the world renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara California. You can visit her website at www.christyschuler.com

Course type: Online Seminars
Course Skill: Beginner / Intermediate
Duration: 2:05:37

Cost: $44.99