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Color Management in Photoshop

Learn how to get more consistent color with these articles on color management as it relates to Photoshop. Resources include detailed information on color calibration, using ICC profiles, and how to get consistent color results from Photoshop. Keep in mind that color management is primarily intended for people in a pre-press environment. Not everyone needs it. If you're not doing professional printing, try working without color management before you assume you need it. If you're not happy with the results without it, these resources can help you fine-tune your color settings so that what you see on your monitor is close to what you get from your printer.

A Compact Guide to Monitor Calibration
Learn how to calibrate black and white points and monitor gamma.

Photoshop Color Management for Photographers
Several PDF chapter excerpts from Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop for Photographers discussing color management issues for Photoshop 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0.

Color-Correct Vocabulary
A glossary of color management terminology.

Getting a Handle on Color Management
From Creativepro.com: "Color-geek extraordinaire Bruce Fraser spells out the basics in this primer on color management systems."

Photoshop and Colour Management
Several articles on color management in Photoshop 5 and up, getting accurate color when printing, profiling the Canon EOS D30, and other color management and digital photography issues.

Photoshop 6 Gets Smart With Color
Photoshop 6 supports per-document color. This article explains what it means and how it works.

Photoshop 6 Scanning using ICC Profiles
Learn how to apply and work with color profiles in Photoshop 6. Includes a chart of typical neutral balanced values for RGB and CMY.

Professional Adobe Photoshop Articles by Dan Margulis
Dan Margulis is an expert on Photoshop color management and color theory. Here you'll find links to several of his articles and books.

Setting Up Color Management in Photoshop 6.0
From Creativepro.com: "Color-management wizard Bruce Fraser kicks off his two-part article on color managing in Photoshop 6 with this guide to calibrating your monitor and optimizing Photoshop settings."

Soft Proofing in Photoshop 6.0
From Creativepro.com: "At last, Photoshop 6.0 gives you the tools you need to preview your output accurately onscreen, both for CMYK and RGB output. Photoshop pro -- and color geek -- Bruce Fraser tells you how."

Why Is Color
From Creativepro.com: "Color maven Bruce Fraser brings us back to the basics -- and to the foundation of color management -- with an exploration of light and color."

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