I learned something today..
In the old days I would just turn on photoshop and have at it. I just painted like crazy. Then I got a Mac and things started to get complicated.
I only learned recently that the colors that I see in my computer don't look anything like the colors other people see in theirs.
See, I already knew that when I print stuff out I had to use a cmyk profile thingie. I had learned that, the hard way, after countless weird printouts.
What I didn't know was that my photoshop was constantly set for printout. Which explained why whenever I print out something on my mac it looks wonderful on paper, but horrible on other monitors. Whenever I use another monitor (other than my mac) the colors looked washed out.
Considering that my profession is Animation/Illustration and how everything I do is dependent on colors... you can imagine how angry I was after realizing that for so many years I was constantly doing the wrong thing!
I managed to fix this error on my recent image of "SUPERGIRL".
Alas, all my other images will never get the same treatment, because at the end of the day everyone's already seen those images the wrong way. Correcting them would be meaningless. After all I can't exactly force people to look at the pictures and say, "No, no... this is the way it's supposed to look."
I'm just sad it took nearly a decade for me to figure this out.