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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Creating a Monitor Profile

Let's start by making sure Photoshop knows how to display images correctly on your screen. We'll do that by measuring the exact colors of RGB that your monitor uses and also measuring how bright your monitor is. I wouldn't even think about using a canned profile for a monitor unless it's an LCD screen. Unlike standard CRT monitors, LCDs are much more consistent among batches and over time. It would be most ideal to use a hardware measurement device to profile your monitor, but since they cost money and each one comes with different software and most offer few options, I'll just show you how to profile your screen using your eyes and free software that comes with your machine. The method for creating visually measured ...

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