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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Before You Color Correct Anything, Do This First!

Before we correct even a single photo, there are two quick little preferences we need to change in Photoshop to give us better, more accurate corrections. Although it’s just two simple changes, don’t underestimate their impact—this is critically important stuff.

Step One.
The first thing you need to change is the RGB color space. Photoshop’s default color space (sRGB IEC61966-2.1) is arguably the worst possible color space for professional photographers. This color space is designed for use by Web designers, and it mimics an “el cheapo” PC monitor from four or five years ago. Honestly, I wouldn’t even recommend this space for Web designers today, and it’s fairly ghastly for photographers, especially ...

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