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Pantone and X-Rite Offer Free Color Theory Learning Course

Fashion professionals adjusting to socially distant work-from-home lifestyles now have access to new no-cost color courses.

On Tuesday, X-Rite and subsidiary Pantone announced the availability of their Color Theory eLearning Course free of charge for a limited time during the coronavirus pandemic.

The available lessons cover color theory, color tolerances and digital color sharing standards, X-Rite said.

“Due to COVID-19, many workers are now trying to design, specify, communicate, and ultimately achieve accurate color from remote locations or with less staff and fewer resources,” X-Rite president Ondrej Kruk said in a statement. “To do this, you need to understand color theory, communication and measurement.”

X-Rite’s “Color Theory: Understanding the Numbers of Color” lesson will cover a wide range of topics including color physics, lighting, spectrophotometers and color data. A second lesson, “Display Profiling,” will teach professionals to calibrate and profile their monitors to ensure accurate color assessment.

Both lessons will be taught by X-Rite color management experts, the company said.

“By making our eLearning course available for no charge, professionals in the plastics, textiles, paints & coatings, and print and packaging industries can learn tips and best practices for color management and keep production workflows moving forward during these challenging times,” Kruk said.

On top of the courses, X-Rite’s experts will also host free webinars throughout May that will range from 10 to 60 minutes in length and highlight methods to maximize color management technology.

The company said scheduled webinars include topics like “How to Scan Materials for 3D Rendering and Visualization,” in which professionals will learn how to speed approval processes with X-Rite’s virtual material service. “Dominant Texture Measurements” will provide information on how quality control software can be used to measure and communicate color, sparkle and coarseness.

Another webinar, “An Introduction to the ColorCert Suite,” will be held in four parts and will strive to simplify color communication between brands and print suppliers, the company said.