Color Managing Images


If you think Color Management is equal to calibration, you’ll learn in this Gry Garness tutorial that it’s only the first step towards color fidelity. If you’re wondering what all the fuss about Color Management is really about, here’s the tutorial that demonstrates the main points of color managing images. The main concepts are clearly explained and you can see with your own eyes how it works.

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18 min
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About this tutorial

The Color Managing Images, Gry Garness Photoshop tutorial is for those who have a calibrated monitor (and even a calibrated scanner & printer) but still struggle when colours are reproduced badly in magazines and published work. Here we go beyond calibration and look at how files are color-managed so that they retain as much color fidelity as possible in the workflow. The key is to use the right RGB profile from the start, but be aware of how the CMYK output might be much more limited in gamut (range). With the right setups and some easy rules-of-thumb, you can up your level of image quality and avoid embarrassing and disappointing results.

What you’ll learn

  • – The Importance of Calibration
  • – Color Fidelity of Image Files
  • – Color Settings (most versions)
  • – Why the Default is Unsuitable
  • – Choosing RGB and CMYK Working Spaces
  • – Why CMYK Matters even if you don’t Convert
  • – The New Photoshop CC Dialog
  • – CM Policies and Why They Matter
  • – Saving the Color Settings
  • – Visualizing a Gamut and Comparing RGB Spaces
  • – The Concept of ‘Color Allowance’
  • – What a Profile Is and How it Works
  • – Quick Check with the Gamut Warning
  • – Soft Proofing Against CMYK
  • – An Example of Out-of-Gamut Banding
  • – Mapping an Image into RGB and CMYK Spaces
  • – Adobe RGB Versus sRGB
  • – What Happens in a Conversion
  • – Convert to Profile Versus Assigning
  • – Mismatch Handling
  • – Assuming a Profile When a File Lacks a Profile