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10 Things to Know About Color Management & Color Reproduction

Posted by Martha DiMeo on December 30th, 2013 | No Comments

The end of the year brings a plethora of end-of-year lists. You know them: 10 Best Movies of the Year, Best Songs of the Year, Best Books of the Year, Top News Events of the Year. And, in the digital realm we have Google’s Top Searches of the Year, Best Tweets of the Year, and […]

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Color Management is not Color Correction

Posted by Martha DiMeo on December 5th, 2013 | No Comments

In the webinar I presented to the Graphic Artists Guild titled Color Management for the Graphic Arts Professional, I highlighted a key concept—that color management is not color correction. It is a common misunderstanding that the two processes are thought to improve color, but in fact, they are two very different things. Color correction is […]

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Illustrating Color Management

Posted by Martha DiMeo on September 25th, 2013 | No Comments

 Illustrating the idea of color matching without the benefit of using color. Great job Carl!  Color Management, A Fun Illustration A shout out and a big thank you to Carl Schulz of IVstudios LLC for this terrific illustration; it appeared on the cover of the Guild News, Spring 2013 edition. The artwork accompanied the article […]

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Crafting Chromatically Rich and Luminous Images

Posted by Martha DiMeo on July 16th, 2013 | 1 Comment

I Want Better Lighting “If all the world’s a stage I want better lighting.” *  I couldn’t agree more with this humorous play on Shakespeare’s words. Most of us look far better under the flattering qualities of soft, diffused, light, positioned at a pleasing angle—along with just the right amount of fill-light—than say, the glare […]

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The Color Management Series–Perception & Our Environment

Posted by Martha DiMeo on June 20th, 2013 | No Comments

There is a conversation around color management that is often met with much resistance and sometimes skepticism. If I told you the color of your walls affect the way you see color on your monitor would you believe me? When I work with graphic designers to set up a color-managed workflow, the necessary changes that […]

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