Chapter 8. Keeping Color Consistent

COLOR SCARES PEOPLE. Deep down inside, we all feel that color is a natural concept that should be intuitive, but somehow computers have a way of making color go awry at every point in the image-making process.

Color would be easier if images came from one kind of input and went out to one kind of output. But that’s not the way it is in real life. Part of the complexity of consistent color comes from the fact that Photoshop isn’t a point on a line between Point A and Point B; Photoshop is more like an airport hub sitting between 50 different arrival and departure destinations—different cameras and scanners, different monitors to view images on, different printers. How can you simplify this mess? First, by becoming ...

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