Mastering Color in Photoshop CS4 (The Nuts and Bolts), with Matt Kloskowski

In this course you'll learn the main colors spaces that really matter (the ones you'll be working with the most), how to set up Photoshop for a color managed workflow, and the best ways to save your images for predictable results when it comes to printing and the web.

In this course you'll learn the main colors spaces that really matter (the ones you'll be working with the most), how to set up Photoshop for a color managed workflow, and the best ways to save your images for predictable results when it comes to printing and the web.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:46)

Instructor Matt Kloskowski introduces himself and talks about what the course will cover

Lesson 2: The 3 Color Spaces that Really Matter (Duration 04:50)

The three RGB color profiles that you will using the most with this course

Lesson 3: Setting up Color Settings in Photoshop (Duration 04:43)

Set the default color settings for your workspace when you open Photoshop

Lesson 4: Dealing with Color Profile Mismatches (Duration 04:33)

Making sense of the color mismatch dialog box and what to do when this occurs

Lesson 5: RGB vs. CMYK? (Duration 05:53)

RGB is generally used in the larger part of workflows but some projects require CMYK

Lesson 6: The ProPhoto Color Space with Camera Raw and Lightroom (Duration 05:23)

Taking advantage of shooting in Camera Raw

Lesson 7: Assigning or Converting Profiles (Duration 04:10)

Converting from one color profile to another

Lesson 8: Monitor Calibration Using a Hardware Device (Duration 09:23)

An introduction to screen calibration and steps on how calibrate your monitor

Lesson 9: Your Viewing Environment (Duration 03:25)

How viewing conditions affect color

Lesson 10: Soft Proofing 1: ICC Profiles (Duration 03:19)

Using ICC profiles to get an accurate soft proof of your image before printing

Lesson 11: Soft Proofing 2: Rendering Intents (Duration 05:09)

Going through the four different rendering intents inside Photoshop

Lesson 12: Soft Proofing 3: Getting a Good Color Match (Duration 05:46)

How to get the color of the image on screen to match the image output to the printer

Lesson 13: Profiles, Color Spaces and Printing (Duration 04:19)

How these factors work inside Photoshop's print dialog

Lesson 14: Camera Profiles in Camera Raw and Lightroom (Duration 05:54)

Everyone that shoots in Raw mode should be aware of these

Lesson 15: Using the DNG Profile Editor (Duration 06:03)

Making your own color profiles with the DNG profile editor

Lesson 16: Getting Colors to Look Good on the Web (Duration 07:36)

This is the cure for photographers who aren't getting good color quality on the web

Lesson 17: Conclusion (Duration 00:55)

Thanks for following along. Hope you learned a lot

Meet Your Instructor: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…

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