Confused by ‘colour profiles’ and ‘unsharp mask’ in PhotoShop?

Do your eyes glaze over when confronted with the need to choose colour profiles or sharpen images in PhotoShop?

Our colleague John MacLulich of Pure Colours Digital Imaging (a man of immense experience in the world of colour) has prepared two articles for us designed to take the mystery our of these issues. The first article is on how to adjust images in PhotoShop in order to achieve the best possible results on uncoated paper — anything from newsprint, to bond, recycled, earthy look, and expensive premium uncoated papers. John explains how the correct use of colour profiles is the key to success here.

By taking on board what John lays out in the article, you can make savings by printing on uncoated paper instead of more expensive coated satin or gloss paper. High quality image reproduction on uncoated paper will enable you to stand out from the crowd, and you can give yourself more options as you consider what sort of paper stock to print your project on.

The second article is on a subject that mystifies and bamboozles most of us— how best to sharpen images in PhotoShop. We plan to post this article in around a fortnight.

These articles assume an intermediate to advanced level of Photoshop ability, but if you consider your knowledge is more basic, then please don’t be put off reading it — you will gain a better understanding of PhotoShop if you do.

Click here for part 1 on adjusting images for un-coated stock.

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