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About the Author

Jim Krause has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s. He has produced award-winning work for clients large and small, including Microsoft, McDonald's, Washington Apples, Bell Helicopter, Paccar/Kenworth, Northern Trust and Seattle Public Schools. He lives in Bellingham, Washington.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: HOW Books; Second Edition edition (March 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440302626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440302626
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Krause has worked as a designer in the Pacific Northwest since the 1980s. He has produced award-winning work for clients large and small, including Microsoft, McDonald's, Kodak, Cingular Wireless, Washington Apples, Levi Strauss, Paccar/Kenworth, and Seattle Public Schools. Jim Krause has written over a dozen books on design, creativity, and digital photography. His books are widely popular, are on sale around the world, and several have been translated into multiple languages.

Krause's latest books are Visual Design and Color For Designers--both published by New Riders. These two books are the first two titles in New Rider's Creative Core series.

When Jim Krause isn't working on books, he can usually be found racing his motorcycle, riding a bicycle, hiking, reading, enjoying a really good cup of espresso, or looking at birds through a pair of binoculars.

Customer Reviews

It's a great book on colors.
TEF Architecture & Interior Design
The book has a variety of helpful colors and patterns that I use for reference when I'm working on a design.
C. Wigington
The book doesn't seem to match up with what they're cmyk codes are.
Krissy Weinstein

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Philip H. Gold on June 11, 2012
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I've been a regular user of an earlier edition of this book for years. I recently purchased the revised edition, solely to obtain the "downloadable swatches." Unfortunately, the link provided in the book is a "404 error - page not found." I've contacted the publisher multiple times, but they seem unable to provide a good link - after the 3rd call, they sent instructions for loading the .ase files into Adobe, but no files or link to them. Still waiting for a resolution after 2 weeks.

The book is extremely useful, but if you have a prior version there is no reason to purchase this edition.

I will revise this review upwards if the publisher provides a good link, but until that happens I cannot help but feel ripped-off .....

UPDATE: After a couple more exchanges, the publisher emailed zip files with all the .ase libraries, so thanks very much. However, the URL published in the book is still incorrect, and there is no follow-up information on the publisher's website. Bottom line - this is a great book, but if you want the digital downloads you must be ready for an ordeal. I am changing my review from one star to three, but cannot recommend higher given the problem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a_r_c on September 15, 2014
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I am giving this two stars only because the product is not what I was expecting - I was looking for CMYK values that would translate my visual/screen/paint colors exactly for the print process - for nearly any imaginable color - this is more of a guide for using color palettes (along w CMYK values for each). Its perfect for someone who is not comfortable with using colors - color index 2 might be more in tune of what I was looking for, but i don't know yet.

The process color Manual would be a lot more useful, if, like me, you are comfortable with handling color, but, looking for something to ensure that the print color matches your visual/screen/paint color. Process Color Manual, 24,000 CMYK Combinations for Design, Prepress, and Printing

However, the Process Color Manual is pretty pricey. If you are looking for pre-color palettes to work with, this is a decent guide. As for me, I will be sending this particular book back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark F. on August 15, 2011
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This book was referred to me by a colleague. The first surprise was that the book is only 5" x 6". But on the same hand--it's nice that the book can be out and not take over my entire desk. So, the color samples are small but good enough and plenty. The addition of pattern and graphic samples within the color scheme are awesome and would help even the most imaginative minded artist. These are spelled out in RGB and CMYK.

Overall, this book will help me make color decisions quicker and push me to choose outside the box.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brent W on November 23, 2010
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Color Index Revised Edition by Jim Krause is a great little book to give someone ideas on what color combinations work. It has thousands of different color combos that can be used just for about anything. This book doesn't have a lot of meat in terms of how his graphic design book is written, but this book wasn't meant for that. It's meant to be a reference.

If you need help picking color pallets, pick this book up. Just understand that this book is meant to just be a reference guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SHUNKE on March 5, 2012
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As a marketer for a nonprofit, I purchased this book to help build consensus with our new logo and identity pieces. Staff was able to look through the book, see many variations, and determine what color schemes they liked. It was easy for me to explain the idea of an ancillary color palette. It was also extremely helpful in buidling my branding and identity manual. Well worth the money.
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The ability to import color palettes with this edition is a great feature. Each section contains a palette of 12 colors, followed by pages of individual palettes that use a subset of these colors in different combinations. It's not possible, unfortunately to import just the 12 colors. The palette files are set up by the page, so in order to access all 12 colors, it's necessary to import all the pages and then delete the duplicates, which is a massive waste of time. I hope the publisher will attend to this issue and make files available for each palette of 12 colors.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Krissy Weinstein on January 28, 2013
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I bought this book for help with sending designs to the printer and having the colors come out more accurate. The book doesn't seem to match up with what they're cmyk codes are. Example, 70c,50m,30y,40k - the swatch looks like a very dark blue.. I had a feeling it wasn't right because the black is only 40... it prints out very different, not a dark blue but a blue grey!
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By Queen Bee on May 15, 2013
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You're not a designer if you don't own this book. Order it and add it to your library today. You will not regret it.
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