Changing Your Photoshop Work Space Color Settings
|When you set your Work Space Color, you are telling Photoshop how it should handle the files you open. These settings also influence page set up, soft proofing, and print options.|
|1. In the Photoshop (Edit in Windows) menu > Drag down to Color Settings >.
The Color Setting Dialog box appears.
2. Click the Advanced Mode Option.
Working Space Setting - RGB
Click the Adobe RGB option from the RGB menu.
Adobe RGB (1998)
|Working Space Settings CMYK Gray and Spot
There are a number of CMYK options available to choose from. These CMYK profiles are device dependant meaning they are generally based on actual ink and paper combinations (i.e., Pantone colors on specific paper types, coated, non-coated, etc.).
3. Do not change the remaining Working Spaces Settings.
|Note: If you received a profile from a professional vender that you are going to use for soft proofing to that device, you should choose that CMYK profile. Otherwise the default workspace in the Soft Proof view will use U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v.2, which may not match your printers profile space.|
|Color Management Polcies
4. Check all these options to turn them on.
5. Engine: Use the Adobe ACE
Apple ColorSync (or Microsoft ICM)
About Rendering Intent
6. Choose a Rendering intent.The two best options for desktop printing are Perceptual and Relative Colorimetric.
Black Point Compensation:
7. Adobe highly recommends that you keep this option selected.
8. This option be turned on for print images and off for web images. More precise controls are available in the “Save for Web” dialog box.
Whenever you try to open a file that is NOT in Adobe RGB, you will get a Missing Profiles dialog box asking you what to do with the image. These are the settings in the Color Settings option you chose when you started kicking in. Digital cameras and scanners more often than not save in the more limited s-RGB color space, so you will want to convert them to working RGB.
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