color profile/color management help

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by cc, Sep 30, 2004.

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    cc Guest

    What I'm using:
    I have taken photos with a Canon 10D digital camera set on Adobe RGB color
    profile,
    I use Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for opening the file, and in photoshop, my color
    settings are set to Adobe RGB (1998)
    and when I print, I am printing the Adobe RGB for the print space.

    What my problem is:
    I have erased a small area of the photo to attempt to get a value of pure
    white 255 for all three colors, and it appears white in photoshop, but when
    it prints to my HP Photosmart printer, the "white" area has a tinge of
    yellow beige.
    Shouldn't it be as white as the HP photo paper premium glossy paper that it
    is printe on?

    Solutions?:
    Any help is much appreciated. What I'm trying to do is to make sure that I
    accurate reproduces skin and teeth tones as accurately as possible but I'm
    having this stumbling block I'm trying to overcome.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
    cc, Sep 30, 2004
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    Jim Guest

    Have you created a profile for your monitor? (unlikely to agree with Adobe
    RGB)
    I use an Epson 1280, and I use the profile that Adobe or Epson supplied (not
    certain which one did this).
    The result is that I am quite happy with the output.
    You set up the printer through the Print with Preview tab.

    In your case, the printer is putting a small amount of the yellow ink on the
    paper when it should not.
    Jim
     
    Jim, Oct 1, 2004
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    Mike Russell Guest

    One possible cause for the yellow is that your monitor color temp is set too
    low. If you set it to 5000K aka D50 in Adobe Gamma, try upping it to 6500.
    If it's already at 6500, you can try playing around with the monitor color
    temp, but that's probably not the problem.

    You could just have hosed up color settings. Check out Ian Lyons (there are
    versions for each version of Photoshop, so look around a bit if you are not
    using CS):
    http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps7_print/ps7_print_mac.htm
     
    Mike Russell, Oct 1, 2004
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  4. Some how, the "erasing" part of the image to get a white point seems off.
     
    John McWilliams, Oct 1, 2004
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Try specifying, as per the Lyons web page, Printer Color Management instead
    of Adobe RGB.
     
    Mike Russell, Oct 1, 2004
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