Focal Press Book: Digital Colour in Graphic Design

Focal Press Book: Digital Colour in Graphic Design by Ken Pender

Focal Press Book: Digital Colour in Graphic Design by Ken Pender

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Digital Colour in Graphic Design is a complete, practical guide to handling colour graphics on the desktop for Mac and PC - from the scanning, creation and manipulation of images to processing for different colour output devices. Keep this handy book on your desk to help you achieve more professional-looking results in colour for a wide variety of tasks. An accompanying CD-ROM allows you to view practical examples of colour techniques in graphic design on the screen, demonstrating the techniques described in the book.

The underlying principles of digital colour are explained in detail:

  1. colour models
  2. ways in which scanners, monitors and printers handle colour
  3. system calibration methods
  4. colour management processes
  5. colour processing features in software
  6. colour conversions

Practical examples of colour techniques in graphic design are illustrated using a variety of software applications: Photoshop, Fractal Painter, Ray Dream Studio, Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, Fractal Poser and Metatools Bryce. The examples are conducted through a series of workshops leading you through a variety of processes.


  1. Introduction:
  2. Part 1: Digital Colour - The Theory and the Practice
  3. Light, Sight and Colour
  4. Working with Digital Colour
  5. Colour Output
  6. Part 2: Defying the Paradigms
  7. Visual Architecture and Terrain
  8. The Portrait
  9. Digital Sculpture
  10. The Human Figure
  11. The Bizarre and the Macabre
  12. Images from Nature and Science
  13. Digital Art.
  14. Summary
  15. Bibliography
  16. Glossary

Readership: Graphic designers/photo-illustrators, photographers working with digital images, dtp operators, multimedia designers, advertising and marketing personnel. Students on media/photography/art and design courses. Benefit from the experience of a professional digital colour guru! Learn from the practical examples with best practice colour effects included on the free CD-Rom

Author: Ken Pender is a freelance designer. He was, for many years, a Manager with IBM, including four years as Manager of their European Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology Centre in Germany. He is also author of 'Digital Graphic Design' and 'Digital Video for the Desktop' for Focal Press. Author of: Digital Video for the Desktop, Digital Graphic Design and Digital Colour in Graphic Design

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Focal Press 9780240515274 Specs

Subject Digital Photography
Author Ken Pender
Edition Not specified
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 224
Dimensions 9-7/16 x 7-11/16" (241 x 196mm)
Illustrations Halftones: 500
ISBN Number 0240515277
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published November 1998
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.24 lb

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