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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
Conventions Used in This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: The Basics of Color Editing
Part II: Image Brightness and Contrast Corrections
Part III: Color Corrections
Part IV: Finishing Work
Part V: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Understanding Calibration Basics
Getting to Know the Language of Color
Saturation
Brightness
Color space
Color gamut
Clipping
Mixing Colors
Understanding grays
Understanding channels
Why are there 256 levels?
Understanding Color Modes
Index color
Grayscale
Bitmap
CMYK
Converting Color Modes
Understanding Color Temperature
Using Balanced Lighting
Going for Neutral Gray
Building a viewing booth
Employing viewing booth alternatives
What Is Monitor Calibration?
Working with CRT versus LCD Monitors
Calibrating with Hardware Devices
Adjusting Hardware Controls on an LCD Display
Using Calibration Software
Using Adobe Gamma
Calibrating with just RGB controls on a Mac
Calibrating Mac monitors that have white-point adjustments
What’s a Color Profile?
Understanding the Different Types of Profiles
Working with Workspace Profiles in Elements
Defining your color workspace
Embedding the workspace profile
Managing Print Colors with Output Profiles
Acquiring device profiles
Installing profiles on your computer
Using output profiles when printing
Choosing and Changing File Formats
Which formats support profiles?
When can you change a file format?
Understanding Bit Depth
Understanding dynamic range
Where you get 16-bit images
Checking Out Your Images
Fixing Tone Problems
Using the Levels Dialog Box
Getting to Black and White
Adjusting Gamma levels
Correcting a low-contrast file
Correcting an underexposed file
Correcting an overexposed file
Correcting a high contrast file
Finding the first real black and white pixels
The Levels black-and-white preview option
Breaking the Rules of Editing
Knowing when to break the rules
Breaking the rules for white-point adjustments
Breaking the rules for black-point adjustments
Correcting Image Contrast
Fixing Contrast Problems with the Auto Contrast Command
Working with the Brightness/Contrast Command
Modifying Contrast with Adjust Color Curves
Using the Shadows/Highlights Tool to Adjust Contrast
Traveling Back in Time with the Undo Command
Adding Adjustment Layers to Your Editing Arsenal
Creating Adjustment Layers
Working with Adjustment Layers
Changing the opacity of layers
Moving adjustment layers between files
Choosing a layer blending mode
Correcting Image Contrast with a Curves Adjustment Layer
Increasing image contrast
Reducing image contrast
Identifying colorcasts
Identifying a Colorcast
Discovering Memory Colors
Getting Familiar with Color Saturation
Color Correcting Skin Tones
Correcting Skin Tones
Using the Hue/Saturation Tool
Understanding the Hue/ Saturation dialog box
Editing Hue/Saturation
Removing a Colorcast
Using Levels for Color Correction
Correcting color by using Levels
Analyzing the Levels adjustments
Working with Color Variations
Correcting color with Color Variations
Saturating images with Color Variations
Cleaning Up the Whites
Examining color channels in Levels
Using Auto Levels
Setting White and Black Points with the Levels Eyedroppers
Fine-Tuning with the Hue/ Saturation Command
Correcting Overexposed Saturated Files
Correcting Color by Using Levels
Understanding the effects of adjusting color in Levels
Color correcting a file with Levels
Understanding Camera Raw
Using the Raw Converter
Making Adjustments in Camera Raw
Working with Camera Raw Defaults
Preparing Files for Printing
Printing and image resolution
Changing image resolution
Cropping images
Converting Color
Printing to Epson Inkjet Printers
Using automatic profile selection
Selecting a printer profile manually
Printing with a printer profile in Windows
Printing with a custom profile
Printing to HP Inkjet Printers
Printing to HP printers in Windows
Printing to HP printers on a Macintosh
Printing to Canon Printers
Printing to Canon printers in Windows
Printing to Canon Printers on a Mac
Printing Contact Prints
Choosing Paper and Inks
Converting to an Output Profile
Converting color in Windows
Viewing the Soft Proof
The Part of Tens
Using a Gray Card
Or Using the GretagMacbeth ColorChecker
Shooting Pictures in Proper Lighting
Shooting Photos against a Background
Using Curves Adjustment Layers
Shooting in Camera Raw
Editing 16-Bit Images
Editing for Content
Using Filters
Using the Curves Dialog Box
Using the Channels Dialog Box
Changing Bit Depth
Improving Dynamic Range
Working with More Color Modes
More Selection Tools
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Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies

Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies

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