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    **Monitor Calibration For All**

    Not sure if this has been posted, but here is a pic I got off of Ballistic Publishing. While we can use Adobe Gamma, and such other products to calibrate our monitors, that software is pretty mainststreamed, and most of us can't afford a spyder, so using this pic is as hands on as we can get. I've been spending some time in the critique forums, and have recently had to go on a shitty stand by monitor, right away it makes half of my critiques totally useless, I can't explain how depressing it is to view the same art on two totally different classes of monitors( at least if you are going backward).
    The lack of hue integriy rapes the pictures.
    Then I figured, there is so much beautiful shit being spewed out here, it would be a shame if most of it isn't being viewed more true to the artists original vision, simply because we don't have our monitors better calibrated.
    So, first of all,
    MAKE SURE YOU ARE VIEWING IT at 100%, otherwise it'll fuck up everything.

    Now, what you are supposed to do is to try and make all of the squares fade into their own outlining hue, so that the two meld into one larger square. Ideally, try to do this with just the hardware monitor options, not having to change anything through your display software.

    Try to get back while you are doing this, and squint. Chances are you won't succeed all the way through, try to get the midtones though.
    Also, For best results try to do this with a grey or black background/outlining.

    http://img362.imageshack.us/my.php?i...egama225ze.jpg
    **Monitor Calibration For All**


    ras
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    i want to punch my monitor in the cock

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    make sure you are looking at it at 100%, it's 1024x768 rez.
    If you are, then by all means castrate that little bastard.

    -ras

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    i am not exactly clear on how to go about doing this and it makes me feel pretty fucking slow. yay
    solo de errores se aprende
    y hoy se que es tuyo mi corazon
    mejor te guardas todo eso

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    I managed to hurt my eyes alot and then decided that things are equally bad no matter what I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by sour
    i am not exactly clear on how to go about doing this and it makes me feel pretty fucking slow. yay
    Do you not understand how to do it, or do you not understand what you should actually be acheiving?

    -ras

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    a bit of both.
    solo de errores se aprende
    y hoy se que es tuyo mi corazon
    mejor te guardas todo eso

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    sour, you see how each square of color has a smaller square at the centre of it. For instance, the look at one of the green squares, see how there is a smaller green square at the centre of it. This square is either darker then the outlining green or lighter, its your quest to make that inner square meld into the outlining color so that it all become a uniformed square. You have to do this for all of the squares of color... at the same time. Of course this probably won't be able to succeed ingetting them all so aim to get the mid range tones. The way to go around to attempting this is to first do it through your Monitors hardware options (the brightness, contrast etc.) which is usually located right on the front panel of your monitor for all you blind bastards. If that doesn't work then try to manually adjust it through "Color Correction"( the program used for geforce cards to adjust...well, color. Don't know what it's called for ati cards) it's located under the display properties though.
    Hope that helps, I had to adjust it with Color Correction(software) in the end, since I had an LCD and I wasn't able to change the contrast while doing DVI.

    -ras

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    yeah, i am too scared to mess with anything.
    solo de errores se aprende
    y hoy se que es tuyo mi corazon
    mejor te guardas todo eso

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    it's really not that dangerous, and besides, if you don't attempt the risk you don't receive the rewards. But to each their own.

    ras

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    for some reason i trust my monitor more than my eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsfall
    for some reason i trust my monitor more than my eyes
    hahaha

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    Thanks rasdasa for the thorough explanation there ! Since I've plugged to monitors on my work AND home station all my color settings went to hell. Not only the left CRT has a wonky colour scheme compared to the right one at work, home'd LCD vs CRT are driving me insane too. I don't trust ANY colour work I do digitally and didn't really have the time to look more into it... Even had to take down Powerstrip because it was fucking up my desktop royally.

    anyhow, thanks again.

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    have you attempted calibrating the two with the above pic, Egerie? Curious to see if it helped.

    ras

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