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Old 06-16-2006, 10:17 AM
KR1156 KR1156 is offline
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Any Recommendations?

I'm looking to step my game up on color correcting and gaining a better understanding of color theory and color modes....and was just curious if anyone could recommend some books that they have read or heard were great to learn from. I have a pretty good understanding of cmyk since i've been doing print production for a while now, and base my colors by #'s instead of what my monitor shows. I guess i'm looking to learn a little more about RBG, LAB, Color conversions, etc., and some professional level color correcting techniques that are out there.

I appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:57 AM
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Here are a couple pages on color theory, intresting read, might be a bit of what your looking for:
http://www.cs.brown.edu/courses/cs09...TML/start.html
http://www.steeldolphin-forums.com/h...lortheory.html
http://www.worqx.com/color/
http://www.colormatters.com/entercolormatters.html
http://www.liquisoft.com/colortheory.html
http://www.colorcube.com/articles/theory/theory.htm

Here are some random color related applets, scheme generators etc that might be intresting and of some use:
http://www.webwhirlers.com/colors/spinwheel.asp
http://www.steeldolphin.com/color_scheme.html
http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

Hope that helps you a bit,
Jayce.

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Old 06-16-2006, 08:39 PM
steve21 steve21 is offline
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If you don't already own them, these are the ones to get:

Professional Photoshop by Dan Margulis

Photoshop LAB Color by Dan Margulis

Real World Color Management, for color theory.

No one surpasses Dan Margulis in the knowledge of color correction. You can find all of the books on Amazon.com
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:48 PM
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Here!! Here!!....for Dan Margulis's books! They are about the best you can get. He does a lot 'by the numbers' and originated from the CMYK world. I, on the other hand, come from the RGB world, but was able to understand and utilize his practices. The book on LAB color space is invaluable. The full title is "The Canyon Connundrum, Photoshop LAB Color". Another that covers color correction, but isn't limited to it is the book by Katrin Eisman: Photoshop Restoration and Retouching.
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:43 AM
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thanks steve21 & happyheart.....

you know whats funny, i actually purchased the professional photoshop book and the LAB one yesterday! I just felt from reading reviews that theywere exactly what i was looking for.

got some reading to do!
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