A&P School me on getting accurate color

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  1. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    I am looking at for print and for web. tutorials, websites, personal knowledge anything.

    I am currently getting a Pantone Huey so that I can calibrate the color from my monitor but I know this is just one of several spets I need to look at to get good prints on teh web and print.

    I use photoshop/ bridge/ lightroom in that order primarily and I believe I need to have the right colorspace selected for the medium I am publishing to right?

    What should it be for web?

    And for print? I would only be printing on photopaper, not canvas or anything else special.

    So now my photo editor and my monitor should now be in snyc right? anything else I need to know?

    And finally for output, do I need to know the printer profile from the lab I choose to use? and if I do get the printer profile (if I need it) what do I do with this info?

    I am sure I will have more questions as this progresses
     
  2. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    did you receive the huey yet?
     
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    not yet, should be here in the next day or so though. I will let you know though, sorry my PM box is full and I have been too lazy to delete some PMs
     
  4. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    best of luck. when you figure it all out, let me know, okay?

    i have a huey pro, pro9000 printer, LR/PS, amazing knowledge about computers, have the correct printer profiles both for my printer AND the paper I use, and I STILL can't get prints to look like they do on my screen.

    it's a gigantic pain in my ass.
     
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    I don't really have the time to answer your questions but here is a tutorial written by a guy who runs the printing lab at RIT. It's a few years outdated but it still has some useful information about ICC profiles and printing that you are wondering about.

    http://people.rit.edu/med2823/colormanageproject/index.html
     
  6. Venthor

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    the most badass and ridiculous calibration that i have done was, to temporarily adjust your monitor settings to match the colors of your print :o:

    it worked good enough for me but it is NOT recommended lulz
     
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    I am mainly looking for learning the basics of how things should be so that I can begin to move forward correctly. I know there is no one recipe for this but I am sure there is a right way and wrong way.

    So I go into my color settings and I am set to North America General Purpose 2 and my workspace is setup for sRGB. I have checked with the company that does most of my prints and they use sRGB so I think that I am going right so far. I need to calibrate my monitor and then possibly send a few test prints and when I get them back compare them to my monitor. Cause I also know that my brightness on my monitor is fucked up too
     
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    thanks - I will be reading this throughout the day today
     

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