Date: 09/22/02-06:47:04 AM Z
Mark said in his message...
>also noticed that when I make a steptablet and invert it then use the
>eyedropper to measure the inverted steps, they do not match the original
>steptablet read in reverse... if that makes sense. Thus a 10% density does
>not invert to a 90% density.... that seems weird, you would think it would.
This is important! Color Management is screwing with your densities. The
step tablet densities SHOULD invert just as you thought: 10% becomes 90%
etc. Here's what to do:
Download the Color Settings File from my site (this is the direct link
that should start the downloading process automatically):
If you want to see the page on which the file appears (or your browser
doens't automatically download using the link above), use the following:
Load this Color Settings File in Photoshop (Color Settings is under
either the Photoshop or Edit menu, depending on which OS version you're
If you want this Color Settings to become a permanent item in the Color
Settings pull-down menu (so you can easily switch back for web design or
such) then you must SAVE the Color Settings File (by clicking the Save
button in the Color Settings dialog) and save it in a SPECIFIC place
dictated by Adobe and your OS. Check Adobe's Help File to find out where
that should be (it's nested something like six folders deep) for your OS.
This Digital Neg Color Settings file basically turns off color management
(I explained this a couple days ago but it doesn't hurt to repeat).
When opening images, always choose "don't color manage" so densities in
your image and step tablet aren't changed. (Note: this is not what you'd
do for "normal" color work when color management is your friend that
helps ensure that your images look and print like they should on others'
monitors and printers.)
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