Real World Color Management
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Techniques for accurate, consistent color reproduction

• Color management in popular graphics apps

• Expert advice on building, evaluating, and editing profiles

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Graphics professionals know the importance of color management. No matter how much thought an artist and client put into the color scheme for a given project, all of that work is for naught if you can't get your results to match your expectations. Enter Real World Color Management, Second Edition. In this thoroughly updated under-the-hood reference, authors Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting draw on their years of professional experience to show you everything you need to know about color management. Whether your final destination is print, Web, or film, this book takes the mystery out of achieving color fidelity, covering everything from color theory and color models to understanding how devices interpret and display color. You'll find expert advice for building and fine-tuning color profiles for input and output devices (digital cameras and scannners, displays, printers, and more), selecting the right color management workflow, and managing color within and across major design applications.

In the book you’ll learn to:

• Assess the components of your color management system for easy troubleshooting and optimal results

• Build fool-proof display, input, and output ICC profiles using the latest hardware and software solutions

• Evaluate and edit existing ICC profiles

• Implement the ideal color-management workflow for your environment

• Take advantage of color-management services built into your operating system

• Refine color-management practices used in popular graphics and publishing applications

"Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy, and Fred Bunting have created a scientifically accurate, designer-friendly, and completely practical resource for anyone wanting to understand how color works or simply to get predictable color from their particular workflow."
—Jay Nelson, Design Tools Monthly

"This is the best—absolute best—book on managing color I've ever seen!"
—Peter Bauer, Photoshop User magazine

"An outstanding achievement. Color management is practical at last."
—Michael Kieran, author of Photoshop Color Correction

"Essential reading for anyone involved in color reproduction, from print buying and creative design all the way to the output process."
 —Don Hutcheson

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Bruce Fraser is an internationally known authority on digital imaging and color reproduction. In addition to speaking and consulting on these topics,  he is the co-author of Real World Adobe Photoshop CS and a contributing editor for Macworld  magazine and
Chris Murphy is president of Color Remedies, which provides training and consulting worldwide in emerg- ing color technologies. He has extensive experience in implement- ing color workflows and is a professional trainer.
Fred Bunting is a writer, illustrator, and speaker on the topics of color theory, color management, and digital imaging, and is the author of The Primer , the acclaimed X-Rite Colortron spectrophotometer manual.
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