In one of my posts, I have briefly explained various color models and color spaces. In this post I am showing you how to configure your photoshop color settings.
For optimal color management, you need to configure your photoshop color settings. The photoshop’s default color settings,usually, don’t give good results. Here are the settings we recommend.
You can download the csf file from here.
[freebiesub download=”http://shutterstoppers.com/downloads/SStoppers%20Color%20settings.csf”] Here are the steps to load the color settings in photoshop: Download the file, open photoshop color settings and load the csf file that you have downloaded.
We have checked the options of profile mismatches and missing profiles. If you leave it checked, photoshop will notify if any image doesn’t match with your working space, or doesn’t have any specific color profile etc. However, if you find these notifications annoying, you can uncheck them. But we recommend you to use these settings.
Adobe Camera RAW settings
If you are using adobe camera RAW for working on your RAW files, you can select your preferred working space from the Camera RAW window. The image below shows how to change the color settings.Click on the link to change the color settings
Select your preferred working space
Assigning color profiles to images
You can assign color profiles to your images if it doesn’t have any embedded profile. Some digital cameras capture images in RGB color model, but they do not embed a color profile to the image. In those cases, you can assign a color space to the images. We recommend you to experiment with various color profiles until you find one which makes your image look good. The picture below shows how to assign various color profiles to an image.
Assign a color profile