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VIDEO: What Color Profile Should I Assign in Photoshop?

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VIDEO: What Color Profile Should I Assign in Photoshop?

Assigning an RGB color profile in Photoshop will have a great effect to how your images are displayed and printed. There is a big difference between sRGB and Adobe RGB color gamuts. Adobe RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB and will produce more saturated color. However, it’s not meant for all RGB images. This VIDEO tutorial will step through the confusion of which RGB color profile to use with your images in Adobe Photoshop CS. Most digital cameras save images with sRGB color profile. sRGB color gamut is smaller than Adobe RGB. While the RGB color values stay the same, the resulting color that is displayed is significantly different. For higher color saturation, choose Adobe RGB color profile. While not for every image, Adobe RGB is a preferred color profile to assign to your images. All RGB profiles are not the same and will produce different color when printed even though the RGB values are the same. Note: Try this FREE Photoshop Hi-Def Color Action Script and forget about assigning any profiles in Photoshop. Use this script and automate  your workflow with InDesign by placing these images and bypass converting any of your images to CMYK! Recommended usage of Adobe RGB profile: Architectural Landscapes Animals Nature Sports Science Food Recommended usage of sRGB: Portraits-People In conclusion, I prefer to use Adobe RGB on most everything except portrait photography. Try both and see which one works best for you. Have you had profile challenges before? Please leave a comment below… Image: LM Studios (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)...

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing Files – RGB workflow

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing Files – RGB workflow

This VIDEO tutorial will demonstrate how to create files in Adobe Photoshop CS for Digital Dimensional Printing. This tutorial will focus on the process of using an RGB workflow for Digital Dimensional Printing. Digital Dimensional Printing is a raised, high gloss, spot coating that is applied inline on our digital printing presses. Digital Dimensional Printing creates textures to your printed designs. Digital Dimensional Printing provides a very unique marketing advantage to your printed collateral. An RGB workflow will save you a lot of time while not having to convert your images to CMYK. Not only will you save time, not converting to CMYK, but you will not have multiple files of the same image, saving valuable disk space. These settings will ensure print-ready PDFs for faster turnaround times and no output errors in prepress; perfect for using online color printing. What are some of your ideas for dimensional printing? Please leave your comments below…...

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing-Coating Files – CMYK workflow

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing-Coating Files – CMYK workflow

Digital Dimensional Printing is a raised, high gloss, spot coating that is applied inline on our digital printing presses.  Digital Dimensional Printing creates textures to your printed designs. Digital Dimensional Printing provides a very unique marketing advantage to your printed collateral. These settings will ensure print-ready PDFs for faster turnaround times and no output errors in prepress. Have you ever felt printing like this before? Please leave a comment below… Transcript of Video Hi. This is Rick Rys from HiDefColor.com In today’s tutorial we are going to talk about preparing files for the new spot dimensional printing that is now available at HiDefCOlor.com 00:17 Spot dimensional printing is a raised high gloss spot coating/printing that’ll create a textured field to your printed projects. The spot dimensional coating/printing is available on our digital presses at HiDefColor.com 00:35 We are creating this image entirely within Photoshop CS. You can see we have our CMYK image of the football our logo and are type. We’ve also included all of our bleed in the actually image itself. 00:52 There is no reason to actually create extra work for yourself and create this image out of Indesign. We’re going to do the complete design and production out of Photoshop. 01:04 You can see right now we have our direct mail piece and the way the spot dimensional printing works, it works by creating a selection and the selection that you create is going to be textured or the raised high gloss coating. 01:23 Over here in our channels, you will notice that we have our cyan, magenta, yellow and black channels and I’ve already created a a selection called DIMENSIONAL and I’m going to isolate this DIMENSIONAL selection and show you the actual coating that’s going to be applied to the product. 01:45 So the areas that are in black are the areas that will have the spot dimensional coating. These will be the areas that will be raised and be in high gloss, so you can see we selected the actual dimples of the football. 01:57 This will give us the feel of the actual ball itself. It’s important to note that this DIMENSIONAL channel, the channel itself, has to be named as DIMENSIONAL and that this done through the channel options after selecting DIMENSIONAL. 02:15 Important to note that the word DIMENSIONAL needs to be typed in all caps. That is important when that file goes through the RIP in prepress, the DIMENSIONAL file will be extracted so that the actual DIMENSIONAL color plate can be created and printed on the fifth unit. 02:36 So once we create our dimensional file, name our file, we’re simply going to close this and go back to our image. For the sake of cosmetics, we’re going to turn our dimensional file off. It doesn’t matter if it’s selected or not. It’ll still be picked up...

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Embedded Profile Mismatch When Opening an Image in Photoshop

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Embedded Profile Mismatch When Opening an Image in Photoshop

When opening an image in Photoshop, you may be asked about embedded profile mismatch. You will be asked whether to keep an embedded profile, convert profile or ignore profile. The reason there is an embedded profile mismatch is because a photographer/designer had an intended appearance of what that image should look like. These embedded profiles should be honored. Another safe option would be to convert to your ‘working’ color space when opening an image to maintain consistency. Either option will produce the best possible color match. In order for the intended color to be converted to CMYK, the source profile must be known to get the most accurate color conversion. By keeping the embedded profile, the origin of the file’s color intent will be accurately...

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