Indexed mode


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Indexed mode

Our last color space is the least capable color space is the Indexed Color, and we can get to it by making a mode conversion right here, although in practical terms we would rarely do this. If you're making an indexed color image you're making an image that is going to go on a website and it's probably not an image like the one we're looking at here which has a great range of colors and lots of tonal gradations in it. Indexed Color is really only appropriate for working with logos or illustrations that include type where want to retain the crispness of the type, and basically made up of flat colors rather than lots of gradated colors.

And if that were the case you would far more likely go to Save for Web & Devices, where you get a 2-Up or 4-Up comparison of the same image versus its original state and you can compare the different file formats and different amounts of compression that are applied to the image. I'm going to get out of here for now though and take...

Indexed mode
Video duration: 2m 16s 5h 18m Intermediate

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Indexed mode provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Color

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Design
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Photoshop
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