Journal Entry: Mon Aug 30, 2010, 2:53 AM
I'm tearing my hair out and losing a lot of sleep right now.
My monitor is calibrated. "Calibrated" in the sense that I first used the calibration software that came with the monitor, and then when Photoshop kept telling me that there was something wrong with my ICC Profile, I used one of those "adjust the sliders until everything matches up and looks right" type of things.
My monitor looks great. As far as I'm concerned, the color that my monitor shows is accurate. This web page looks the same here as it does on most other properly working computers.
So why is it that ONLY Adobe products show everything with a warm shift on my computer? In the Photoshop GUI, the white of the palettes is correct, but the white in the color picker is a light yellow...
Okay wait. I just managed to get Photoshop to show an accurate white. Now a new problem has arisen. I add my name to the bottom of my artwork. It's a simple, greyscale JPEG. I simply change the blending mode to "darken" or "screen", depending on whether or not I want a black or a white name. This SHOULD make either the black or the white transparent, correct? So why is it that now, after I "fixed" the color problem in Photoshop, the transparent part of my name image shows as blue?
If I'm not making any sense, whatever... I'm literally struggling to keep my eyes open, and my head is killing me I'm so damn tired. It's just incredibly frustrating that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the images in my Gallery is NOT what I intended you to see. It's always the wrong color. Even my black and whites are off, since white is never truly white with me.