Lab mode


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Lab mode

We are now going to work with the Lab Color version of the same image. I am going to convert this RGB image to Lab Color, using the Mode menu. When I do so, the file size will not change. We still have three channels as we did when with the RGB image. They are now called Lightness, a, and b. Lab Color is a device independent color space. Unlike RGB, unlike CMYK, the properties of the color are not tied to specific color profiles, which describe the range of colors that can be displayed or describe the properties of the output device that the file is being sent to.

If we just go and have a look at the color profile right here, regardless of how this started out, when you convert to Lab Color, that's the color profile that you are going to have. So what are the implications of this? What does Lab Color mean for us? Unlike a mode conversion between RGB and CMYK, or the opposite, converting to Lab Color is not destructive. So we can go to Lab Color and then we can go back to RGB or to CMYK...

Lab mode
Video duration: 3m 49s 5h 18m Intermediate

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Lab 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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