Newbie question: how do I get colors on screen to match printed colors?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Doug Greenberg, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Hello,
    I am quite the amateur when it comes to using Photoshop. In fact, I only
    use Photoshop Elements and I'm pretty new even at using this more modest
    program. My current problem is that when I print digital photos,
    particularly those involving skin tones, what I get from my HP 930c printer
    is never quite the same as what I see on my monitor. The finished printed
    photos seem most often to be lacking in reds and in saturation overall. So
    I go to the "enhance" menu and I add more red and increase saturation. What
    I end up with on the screen looks ghastly, but by overcompensating in this
    manner I can (usually, and with some trial and error) get a satisfactory
    printed version.

    It would be preferable (much) if I could somehow adjust what I have on the
    screen to match what I am getting from the printer. I know that there is a
    way to do this, but I can't seem to figure it out.

    What feature(s) of Photoshop Elements should I be using?
    Thanks for any and all suggestions and advice.
     
    Doug Greenberg, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. Doug Greenberg

    Stuart Guest

    You want to search for colour management on the web, you will find lots
    of tutorials and in depth explanations. You have gone about it the wrong
    way but it is the obvious way that newbies find.

    Stuart
     
    Stuart, Nov 7, 2003
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