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Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby HeagSta » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Hey guys/girls, I have had a single monitor setup for a long time and the colors seemed pretty close to what I saw printed. I recently upgraded to a Cintiq 22HD and the colors seem a lot more dull on the Cintiq, especially the reds, when compared to my old monitor. Not sure which one to trust and last time I got into trying to calibrate, I f'd everything up. Can someone recommend the best way to calibrate these, or any tips?

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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby Eagle » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:19 pm

A Spyder.

The Pro ones can calibrate more than one monitor on a single machine.

It may not give you colours accurate to whatever printer profile you're working with, but it will give you the closest thing to what it's supposed to look like.

Which, frankly, printers should be striving for anyway.

It's 2016. Come the fuck on, printers. Printing's existed for centuries and we're still having this fucking conversation?
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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby HeagSta » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:54 pm

Will do, thanks for the info. I tried a different colorimeter in the past and it blew ass. I think it was a Huey. I'll try this kind. After I calibrate, do I need to change anything in Photoshop settings? Thanks Eagle.
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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby Eagle » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:37 pm

No, Photoshop should automatically recognize and use your monitor's profile.
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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby HeagSta » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:22 pm

You the man. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby HeagSta » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:47 pm

Installed it tonight, looks great, both monitors almost identical, even the reds/oranges. Great call, thanks again
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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby Eagle » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:36 am

Awesome!
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Re: Calibration for Cintiq and Second monitor

Postby Porsrun » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:44 pm

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