In CMYK 2.0, Rick McCleary clearly explains and illustrates “a cooperative workflow for photographers, designers, and printers.” It’s the best book I’ve seen for quickly understanding the color reproduction process, from photo to layout to display to desktop print and then off to a printing press.
Along the way, you’ll learn about RGB color vs CMYK color, how displays work, how printers work, and how presses work. You’ll also learn a time-proven workflow for maintaining and optimizing accurate color from beginning to end.
Color management is clearly explained — to the degree required by photographers and designers.
It includes beautiful, inspirational images that prove the success of the process, with clear, concise descriptions of how to achieve them.
I highly recommend this book for any creative professional who wants to quickly understand these issues. 256 pages, $49.99 from Peachpit Press.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.