Synopses & Reviews
It's always been possible to produce great-looking images in Photoshop. However, Color Correction in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 makes it easy. This book is the distillation of color expert Michael Kieran's ten years of experience in delivering workshops on color correction and color management. It includes tips and tricks that will enable Photoshop users to improve the detail, color balance, and sharpness of any photograph, regardless of its source, by applying color improvements you can see on both the computer screen and in print. The emphasis of this book lies in its visual techniques, with plenty of photographs and screen shots to illustrate how color correction really happens. Readers can deepen their understanding by following along with the sample images provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.
The emphasis of this book lies in its visual techniques, with plenty of photos and screen shots to illustrate how color correction really happens. Readers can deepen their understanding by following along with the sample images provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.
System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: 64MB RAM, CD-ROM drive; 800x600 monitor resolution; Mac OS 9.0 or higher or Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows 98/MeNT4/2000/XP.
About the Author
Michael Kieran is a leading authority on electronic color, and the author of three books and more than 100 magazine articles on color technology. More than 50,000 people have attended his one-day seminars on color scanning, color printing, color correction and color management systems. Michael is vice-president of Services for E-Color, Inc. in San Francisco, where he is responsible for a team of consultants providing color management and color correction services. He is the author of Understanding Desktop Color (Peachpit Press, 1994) and Color Scanning Handbook (DPA Press, 1997)
Table of Contents
1. Color Fundamentals.
The World of Digital Color. Color Perception. Color Models. Color Printing. Converting From RGB to CMYK. Pixels and Halftone. The Color Correction Process.
2. Color Management.
Want to Skip This Chapter? ICC Profiles. Color Management in Photoshop. Applying Profiles. Color Proofing and Printing.
3. Photoshop Tools.
Processing Pixels. Remapping Tonal Values. Levels. Curves. Channels. Layers. Selections. Color Imaging Workflows.
4. Highlights and Shadows.
The Color Correction Process. Color Correction: Essentials. Highlight and Shadow Aimpoints. Correcting Highlights and Shadows.
Why Grab Balance Matters. Establishing Gray Balance. RGB Neutral Corrections. CMYK Neutral Corrections.
Enhancing Contrast with Curves. Blending Channels. Converting Color to Black and White.
How Sharpening Works. Sharpening in Photoshop. Essentials Sharpening Skills. Local Sharpening.
8. Advanced Techniques.
Channel Blending. CIELAB Corrections. Synthetic Color Profiles. Stacked Layers. The Sky's the Limit. Conclusion and Beginning.