We guarantee your satisfaction when you order our products with the Color Corrections service.
Our team of Color Specialists review each image and make overall adjustments for brightness, color casts, saturation, and contrast. Our goal is to achieve true to life skin tones, natural saturation levels and a good balance of density, with detail in the highlight and shadow areas.
As an example; We try to remove any obvious casts seen in certain lighting situations. Such as an outdoor shadowed environment. A family photo under a tree can tend to look cooler when captured. We can adjust the image to look warmer and more vibrant through adding yellow and red, along with saturation.
Color Corrections are also recommended if you are ordering from multiple different product catalogs. The images are edited to achieve the best output and consistency across multiple printing surfaces.
All Color Corrected products are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Note: We cannot guarantee the tonality of images without Color Corrections, so products without Color Corrections are not covered by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Color Corrections are not necessary for images ordered after a customer's monitor has been calibrated by utilizing our specific ICC profiles. Color Corrections affect the image as a whole, rather than specific elements within a photo. We recommend editing the photo within Photoshop to make spot corrections or to perform photo manipulation.
**Flattened Templates/ Artsy Album / Photobooks:
Any color adjustments will affect all images and background colors on designed pages made in a program outside of our ordering software. Therefore, we will only adjust the density, contrast, and saturation.
**Editing for Instagram/ Photo Filters:
For those that are adding your own special edits and adjustments: Our Correction Staff has been advised to adjust images with "effects" for the best density and saturation only, in an effort to preserve your intended vision for the final product.
**Calibration and Color Variation Explained: For the Pros
If you have ever seen the color variation in a bank of TV screens at your local electronics store, you’ve noticed that no two TVs start out the same color. The same is true of computer monitors.
Since there is a variety of displays and photo editing technologies to choose from, We recommend Calibrating your monitor. This is an aid to reduce the variables, resulting in a greater level of consistency between what you are seeing on your screen and the printers used at Artsy Couture.
Once your monitor is calibrated, you may request our ICC profiles. Load these profiles into your photo editing program with the instructions included. Then while reviewing your images, (for soft proofing only) adjustments made to your images are assured to match the color of our print output.
**Requesting Reprints regarding Color Correction Service:
When Requesting a reprint regarding the Color Correction Service you ordered for your images, Please use the provided vocabulary to explain to the Customer Service Representative, how you would like your images Adjusted.
What Qualifies as a Good print: Industry standard would be; a good balance of density where there is detail in the highlights and shadows areas. True to life skin tones, and natural saturation levels.
Red, Yellow, Blue, Green: Tint to the overall image. (does not apply to specific areas of the image.)
Too Warm: Image overall seems unnaturally, overly Warm. Could be a combination of too much Yellow, Red added to the image. Could be a result of too much saturation as well.
Too Cool: Image overall seems unnaturally, overly cool. Could be a combination of too much Blue, Cyan added to the image. Could be a result of too little saturation as well.
Too Dark: Overall is not bright enough, either lacking the ability to see detail or ambiance of the image is lost. Please keep in mind how the image was captured determines what is capable during editing.
Too light: Image is too Light, skin tones seem washed out or lack of vibrant coloring can be affected.
Too little Saturation: Image appears muted or lacking vibrancy. Reducing saturation can be interpreted as intended to portray an artistic vision.
Too much Saturation: Image appears unnaturally colorful, this can be subjective and dependent on personal vision and intent of the image.
Too little Contrast: This can result in the image appearing dull and lacking “pop.”
Too much Contrast: Image seems overly dark in shadow areas specifically. However, the overall image is good in density.