Hey what's up?
Right now i'm working at a reprographics company (the black and white department) but would like to get transfered over to the color department. To my understanding companies send in their advertisements to the color department and it's their job to make the ad printer friendly.
I showed some of my work to the Manager of the color department and said that he enjoyed my work, so now I have a chance to get in. I was talking to someone who works in that department, showed him my work and he enjoyed it as well. I told him I was interested in a position to that department and that I knew how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark Xpress. He told me that if I was serious about the position (which I am) that I should learn eveyrthing and anything I can about using color and to get an understanding of color is used in a printing press.
Here's where you guys come in. I was wondering if anyone had any good links that go in depth about using colors. Something to answer general questions like how the human eye percieves them, CMYK VS RGB, Making them printer friendly, etc. I hope you can help me in any way. Thanks for your time.
This is a topic so vast, you want to get a hold of Phil.
I mostly know what I'm doing, but I don't have any links, and when ever I try to explain things like this, Phil comes along and does it much better.
Hey, Phil! *whistles*
Thanks for the heads up Emm. It looks like Phil is the man of the hour then. If you can help me out bro, it would be much appreciated.
I learned a lot by going to the library.
They had tons of resources on Process and spot colours.
And oddly enough they were all how-to books on Illustrator.
I haven't been back in a few months but it's a free resource and most of the stuff is pretty up - to - date.
But then Phil and Cappy are really the experts on this.
My girlfriend bought me a nice book the other day:
Graphic Designer's Color Handbook:
'Choosing and using color from concept to final output'
ISBN 1 -56496-935-5
Definetly gets you started to understand all steps involved in printing.
I would start with Cappy's excellent article to review any bits you might need clarification on... here...
A review of everything to do with colour is a pretty major project. Colin has a good primer of modes in the photoshopcafe tips section. If I can help with any more precise questions, I'm around.