Luminance shift between Photoshop and Illustrator

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Nicolai, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Nicolai

    Nicolai Guest

    I know this is an age old problem, but Im stumped and can't seem to
    find the answers I need on the net. I work mostly in video so am not
    as comfortable in the print world as I'd like to be.

    I created a document for print in Photoshop 7.0 in CMYK mode. I
    printed it on my printer, and it looked just like it did on my
    monitor. I was just about to send it off to the client when I
    remembered some advice someone gave me long ago. "Always check CMYK
    files in Illustrator"

    I saved it as a Photoshop EPS file (format requested by client) But
    Illustrator doesnt recognise it as an EPS! ok...never mind that for
    now, I decided to stick to the PSD file for testing.

    When I loaded it into Illustrator 9, the image is significantly
    darker, the logo colours are much too dark and the image as a whole
    looks muddy.

    My question is: Do I trust photoshop or Illustrator?

    If the illustrator file is accurate, is there anything I can do to get
    the colour luminosity to match they way it appears in Photoshop?

    Due to the problems with exporting an EPS from Photoshop It seems that
    the only way I can get a working EPS is to save the PSD file as an EPS
    from Illustrator.

    Thanks in advance! I have a horribly tight deadline so any help is
    GREATLY appreciated!

    Nicolai, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. Nicolai

    Quinn Keleq Guest

    I don't know the answer to your question but I am pretty confident that if
    you post your message on graphic design forum of very
    knowledgable people will get you one.

    Quinn Keleq, Oct 17, 2003
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  3. Is the color settings in Photoshop and Illustrator the same?
    If not, then have a look at:
    Thomas Madsen, Oct 17, 2003
  4. if you have time, and a little extra money, ask the service bureau, or
    whoever has the image setter you will be using, to run you a "random".
    This is sort of a pre-press proof of how their image setter wil handle
    your image. At that point you can manually calibrate your monitor to
    match the random, save that as a specialty setting, and adjust the
    photo as needed.
    Dairy_Queen_of_Death, Oct 17, 2003
  5. Nicolai

    Nicolai Guest

    Thanks to all for your suggestions. I Truly appreciate the advice and
    the effort.Using a combination of your suggestions I think I got it
    right in the end.
    Nicolai, Oct 17, 2003
  6. Nicolai

    Not so quick Guest

    My guess is that Acrobat is the most reliable indication of what
    a service bureau can do. I can't print from Pagemaker at all on
    my non-postscript, large format printer, and have to run everything
    through Acrobat.
    Not so quick, Oct 18, 2003
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