X-Rite Announces October Color Management and Photo Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of October 2012 Webinars designed to address specific color management topics for both professional and serious amateur photographers. Note that there is only one left in October. However, X-Rite archives its webinars (see the end of this post). Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers…

Portrait photography editing with PhotoshopThursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET
Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6: Photographer and educator Joe Brady will guide attendees step-by-step through techniques that will add shape, beauty and polish to portrait photographs using Photoshop CS6. From simple blemish retouching, to skin smoothing techniques, to amazing eye enhancements, learn how to add drama and shape to create portraits clients will love.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m., visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/461053186

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m., visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/916976138

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

How to Soft Proof an Image in Photoshop

How to soft proof an image in PhotoshopSoft proofing an image in Photoshop is an important step that should be taken prior to printing. When using a properly calibrated monitor, soft proofing an image can give you a better idea of how an image will look when it is printed with specific Photoshop color settings like a rendering intent or an ICC profile.

After soft proofing, you can even go back and adjust an image based on the way that it is going to print, essentially optimizing the file for output. The end result is that what you see on your monitor through a soft proof is what you should get in the final print. This should help to reduce the ink and media waste that can result from printing multiple color tests.

The video also discusses choosing rendering intents. To find out more detailed information about rendering intents and how to choose the right one, click here. Then, click on the video below to find out how to soft proof an image in Photoshop…