CMYK conversions are not coming out right-beginning Win PS user needs help

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by JR Hess, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. JR Hess

    JR Hess Guest

    Recently switched from PS 6 to 7.

    I only use PS to convert RGB or .psd images (photos and graphic ads) to CMYK
    ..tifs or .jpgs for use in litho'd magazine. I use no form of Color Management
    (not purposely, anyway).

    Using 6, converting Mode from RGB to CMYK and then using Save AS....tif or .jpg,
    worked great. Colors shifted a little, but were always close enough for my
    needs.

    But when converting digital RGBs with PS 7, the Hue, Saturation or whatever (?)
    is definitely off as come out much more vivid. So much so that they are not
    usable.

    The color shift on the monitor within PS stays very close when making the Mode
    change...it appears to be fine colorwise. However, drop it in a Quark picture
    box, or view it in Irfanview, PSP, etc., and it's really vivid, or bright.

    Is there a setting or settings that should be changed?
    I use no ICC Profile and use Baseline for Format.

    I'd much appreciate any help I can get.

    Thanks,
    Petaluma John
    Editor - Cool Profit$ Magazine
    Petaluma, CA

    www.imcool.com
     
    JR Hess, Jul 16, 2003
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  2. JR Hess

    Tacit Guest

    The color shift on the monitor within PS stays very close when making the
    You can't trust what you see on your screen in other programs--especially page
    layout programs like Quark or non-CMYK programs like Paint Shop pro.

    When you take a CMYK image and look at it in such a program, you are not seeing
    the CMYK. You're seeing a fast, crude RGB conversion. Quark, for example,
    creates an RGB thumbnail of CMYK images that is not intended to be color
    accurate.

    Print a true CMYK contract proof of your image. THAT is what the image looks
    like. Everything else is a lie. :)
     
    Tacit, Jul 16, 2003
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