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Chronicle Issues Designer's Color Manual

Step-by-step techniques for managing color

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Chronicle Books has released Designer's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Color Theory and Application, by Tom Fraser and Adam Banks. The 224-page primer on color explores step-by-step techniques for managing color in modern graphic-design environments, and also discusses color history and trends, color theory, and applications for those users who must toggle between print and digital media.

The book's chapters include: "Printing Color," "Image Manipulation," "Color Linework," "Color on the Web," "Designing for the Screen," "Color Indoors," "Color in Architecture," "Color Trends," "Color in the Moving Image," "Color in Publications," and "Color in Branding and Advertising." Its section on Digital Color addresses: vector versus bitmap; how computers represent color; color management; calibration and profiling; color printing principles and technologies; and more.

Fraser is creative director at Designer Training Ltd. in London; Banks is former editor-in-chief of MacUser UK. Designer's Color Manual sells for $29.95. (Chronicle Books: www.chroniclebooks.com)

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