Chapter 3: Using and Managing Color

In This Chapter

check.png Choosing foreground and background colors

check.png Defining color

check.png Establishing color management settings

check.png Getting consistent color among multiple applications

check.png Soft proofing colors

Color in Photoshop takes on two personalities. On one hand, choosing colors and applying them is easy, fun, and stress-free. On the other hand, managing color — that is, making what you see onscreen match what comes out on paper (or in your browser) — can be difficult and frustrating.

Unfortunately, you have to be well-versed in both picking great colors and managing colors for print. What’s the use of creating the next Mona Lisa in Photoshop only to find that it looks like a fifth-generation color Xerox copy? In this chapter, I start by showing you how to define and apply color; then, I ease you into the world of color management.

If you haven’t already read the section on color theory in Book II, Chapter 2, you might want to give it a gander before you dive into ...

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