Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing files for CMYK printing, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…When you're soft proofing for CMYK printing, the process will be very much…the same as we saw for SRGB images, but in this case the destination will be CMYK.…The problem here is which CMYK to use.…Again, CMYK is color space, not a profile.…If you don't have a printer profile,…the default is your working CMYK which is US web coded SWOPV2,…by the way SWOP stand forSpecifications for Web Offset Publications.…But you probably didn't need to know that for our uses.…
Maybe it will come in handy someday in a Trivial Pursuit game.…The default setting is probably the safest way to do a CMYK conversion so…we're going to see in Photoshop how to do this.…In our demo image, you'll see different areas of the image exhibit a color or…tonal shift depending on which rendering intent you use.…Again the choice is ultimately yours as a creative decision, and…what edits you wish to make to most closely match the original image file.…So here we have an image, and let's take a look at it.…So, Proof Setup > Custom.…
And again we're in Pro Photo RGB.…
In this course, Joe Brady builds on his Color Management Fundamentals course, focusing on color-management issues of specific interest to photographers. After a review of digital-color concepts, the course explores creating color profiles for each device in the digital photography workflow, from monitor to printer, to camera. Joe demonstrates the tools and techniques behind color profiling, even covering tablets—ideal for photographers using iPads or Android tablets as wireless remote controls.
- What gear can and should be profiled?
- Comparing color spaces
- Choosing a monitor
- Profiling your monitor
- Paper-profiling devices
- Profiling iOS and Android devices
- Soft proofing