Wiley Publications Book: Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies

Wiley Publications Book: Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies by Ted Padova, Don Mason

Wiley Publications Book: Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies by Ted Padova, Don Mason

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Wiley Publications Book: Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies

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Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies shows digital photo enthusiasts how to ensure that the color in an image file is accurately represented and reproduced, from camera or scanner to monitor or printer.

It is packed with color management solutions that will help novices create picture-perfect images. It also discusses the main components of color management including understanding light, matching digital images to displays and prints, working with color spaces, calibrating a printer, and using color management tools.

Finally, it familiarizes readers with the various color management tools that help calibrate consistent picture quality.

About the Author: Ted Padova first began his interest in amateur photography as a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela. He toured five Latin American countries, collecting shoe boxes of slides he hopefully will one day sort out.

Upon completion of his two-year Peace Corps tour, he attended the New York Institute of Photography in Manhattan when it was a resident school, earning a diploma in Commercial Photography. In 2004, he retired from his Digital Imaging Service Bureau and Custom Photo Finishing Lab after 15 years of owning and operating three facilities.

He has authored over 25 computer books on Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Illustrator. Today, he spends his time writing and speaking nationally and internationally on Acrobat PDF and digital imaging.

Don Mason is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He has been a professional photographer for more than three decades and works in virtually every aspect of commercial photography.

Don first started using a computer in 1999, when he didn't believe that digital imaging would ever replace his wing lynch system used for processing all his E-6 film and his darkroom where he made his own C-prints. After 4 years of intensive work in Adobe Photoshop, he abandoned his analog film lab and went completely digital.

Today, he divides his time shooting professional commercial photography and printing art prints for a wide range of clients on his two oversized Epson inkjet printers.

Part I: The Basics of Color Editing

Chapter 1: Understanding Color
Chapter 2: Controlling Lighting
Chapter 3: Calibrating Your Monitor
Chapter 4: Color Profiles and File Formats

Part II: Image Brightness and Contrast Corrections

Chapter 5: Making Tonal and Brightness Corrections
Chapter 6: Correcting Contrast
Chapter 7: Using Adjustment Layers

Part III: Color Corrections

Chapter 8: Identifying Color Problems
Chapter 9: Color Correcting Skin Tones
Chapter 10: Using Levels and Color Variations to Make Color Corrections
Chapter 11: Advanced Color-Correction Methods
Chapter 12: Camera Raw Color Correction

Part IV: Finishing Work

Chapter 13: Printing
Chapter 14: Soft Proofing Color

Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Better Tone and Color
Chapter 16: Ten Reasons to Upgrade to Photoshop

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Subject Introduction to Digital Photography & Imaging
Author Ted Padova, Don Mason
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 318
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 978-0-470-04892-4
Publisher Wiley
Date Published February 2007
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 7.5 x 0.7"

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