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Chapter 6. WORKING IN COLOR

Chapter 6. WORKING IN COLOR

My first computer was a Macintosh SE which is currently serving as a bookend under my desk. It has a built-in screen that is even smaller than the pages of this book. The screen only displays black and white images.

Still I used it to create all sorts of full-color illustrations and designs. I just defined all my colors using numerical values and used my vivid imagination to visualize what the job would actually look like when it was finally printed.

I doubt you're using anything as primitive as my old computer. Today it's hard to find anyone who doesn't have a full-color monitor measuring 17 inches or more. (If you don't have a large monitor, my condolences.)

Interestingly, though, there are very few differences in the principles of working in color from the old days to now. In fact, the basics of working in color aren't computer specific; they come from years and years of print shops printing color images in documents.


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