Color Companion for the Digital Artist

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The Against the Clock Companion Series was designed to work together with application-specific training and skills development books. The books in the series provide background in fundamental design and artistic issues and complement the hands-on, skills-based approach of the Against the Clock applications titles. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography. While today's computers are certainly capable of displaying accurate color, and color output has become quite reliable, few application-specific books provide any insight into how to effectively use color. Whether the reader is building print projects in QuarkXPress, web pages in Dreamweaver or FrontPage, illustrations with Illustrator or Freehand, or video productions with Premiere or After Effects, The Color Companion for the Digital Artist will provide help in how color is perceived, what colors work well together, how color models differ from media to media, and much more. Regardless of the design discipline of the reader, this ATC book will result in better looking and more well received documents then ever before.

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The Color Companion for the Digital Artist offers insight into fundamental production issues, such as:

  • color preception and symbolism
  • digital color capture and distribution
  • color correction
  • color management
  • color proofing and printing

The Against the Clock Companion Series contains richly illustrated, real-world commercial and institutional examples and provides the reasoning behind the creative strategies, production methodologies, and distribution models. It addresses disciplines most critical to computer arts such as color, writing, design, typography, and Web page design.

About the Author:

Erika Kendra earned a BA in History and a BA in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career in the graphic communication industry as an editor at Graphic Arts Technical Foundation. She moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and now works as an a freelance editor, writer, and designer. She also provides desktop-publishing training and prepress consulting for the printing industry. When she isn't working, she can usually be found prowling in book stores or enjoying the southern California sun.

Erika is the author of several Against The Clock titles, including QuarkXPress: Introduction to Electronic Documents; QuarkXPress: Advanced Electronic Documents; Preflight and File Preparation; and Adobe PageMaker. Creating Electronic Documents. She is also the co-author of Adobe Photoshop: Advanced Digital Imaging and the Design Companion for the Digital Artist.

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