With my surgery happening this coming Thursday, things have been busy with sorting lots of stuff that needs to be done before hand, and planning put in place to cope with situations that may arise while I am unable to do things like drive.
So its been busy and not a lot of time for creative stuffs. One of the exciting things to happen is I have been provided with a Z230 workstation and Dreamcolour calibrated monitor from a supporter of my work.
It was a very unexpected offer and much appreciated. I spent the afternoon setting all the equipment up on my desk (with the necessary cat assistance) and installing all my software, making sure everything is connected to the network and all that stuff.
Last thing I need to find is a KVM that supports displayport and has THREE USB ports so I can switch the middle monitor, mouse, keyboard and tablet between the two machines. I suspect such a device does not exist so research will need to be done.
The other thing my supporter has offered to do is print some of my work for me. I had been asked to provide some for an upcoming month long exhibition but the cost to print and mount is quite expensive.
So I was a bit surprised when a very large long box arrived on Friday and I unrolled it to find this inside – it isn’t obvious but its 1.5 meters long and nearly a meter wide – its HUGE!!
Its awesome, especially on such a grand scale and is at the framers to be stretched out (its printed on heavy grade canvas) over my recovery time, so I will have a image of it mounted in a couple of months.
Quite exciting to see my work printed and REAL – still working through the challenges of getting your work to print it like you see on the screen, and that is the purpose of the Dreamcolour screen, to assist with that.
I changed my colour space within PS to Adobe 1998 RGB (I had it at sRGB) to match the monitor – tho it can do ProPhoto too but according to my reading that really only works if you are working on RAW files, and I do all my work in PS with jpg. So will see if the wider colour space gives more accurate colours on printing.
If anyone has some tips on colour management, would love to hear them, its a challenging topic!