Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video CMYK conversions, part of Photoshop CS6: Optimal Output.
I generally recommend that photographers avoid converting their images to CMYK. …You should most certainly keep your image in RGB as long as you're working on it. …In fact your master should always be an RGB image. …You should only create a CMYK version if you're going to create an image, a …derivative image for a specific printed output process. …One mistake that I see a lot of photographers making, and in fact, a …mistake that I see a lot of print shops recommending is to simply blindly convert …the image to CMYK. You could choose from the Image menu, for …example, Mode and then CMYK color. That will convert the image to CMYK.…
But it will do so based on your current color settings for the CMYK color space. …And that's rarely, if ever, what you want to use for your CMYK conversion. …If you need to prepare an image for CMYK, I highly encourage you to get in contact …with the printer. And get specific recommendations and …instructions on how you should convert your images to CMYK. …At the most basic, you'll at least want to choose a particular output profile. …
- Getting started with color management
- Early-workflow sharpening
- Output preparation
- When not to sharpen
- Advanced sharpening techniques
- Printing a photo
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Color Management
2. Early Workflow Sharpening
In-camera sharpening2m 27s
3. Output Preparation
4. Advanced Sharpening Techniques
5. Printing a Photo
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