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Chapter 18. Managing Color from Monitort... > Using Monitor Calibration to Produce...

Using Monitor Calibration to Produce Consistent Color

Photoshop contains its own color management system; however, before you can successfully use color management, you must first calibrate your monitor. There are several methods available for you could use for monitor calibration. One is to purchase a 3rd party calibration system, such as Color Cal (www.colorcal.com), another is to use Photoshop's built in color calibrator.

Use Monitor Calibration to Produce Consistent Color

Launch the Adobe Gamma Application (located in the Calibration folder on the Photoshop CS CD).

Select Step-by-Step (Assistant), and then click Next.

Enter a unique name for the new profile, and then click Next.

Adjust the Brightness and Contrast settings, and then click Next.

Click the Phosphors list arrow, select your monitor's phosphors (check with your monitor manufacturer, if you're in doubt), and then click Next.

Click the Hardware White Point list arrow, and then select the Gamma adjustment of the monitor, and then click Next.

Click the Adjusted White Point list arrow, and then select the white point for your monitor, or click the Measure button, and calibrate, and then click Next.

Click the Before option, and then click the After option to compare the changes.

When you're finished, click Finish to save the new Monitor settings.


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