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Chapter 12. Color > What You See and What You Get

What You See and What You Get

Before I even begin talking desktop color, it's important for you to know that the color you see on the screen is almost never what you'll get from your color printer or slide recorder, much less what you can expect to see come off a printing press.

The medium is the message

The primary reason for this color differential is the difference in the medium. Colors are displayed on the screen by lighting up phosphors which emit colored light. This is significantly different from printed color, which depends on other light sources to reflect off it into your eyes. If you use a different method of showing colors, you'll see different colors.


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