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Sep 27, 2019 Sep 27, 2019

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How can I set the file to CMYK in Fresco?

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Adobe Employee , Sep 27, 2019 Sep 27, 2019
Hi YYZ. Fresco only supports RGB and HSB color profiles. Sue.

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Sep 27, 2019 Sep 27, 2019

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Hi YYZ.

 

Fresco only supports RGB and HSB color profiles.

 

Sue.

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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Hi, would you mind being more specific? RGB and HSB are color models, not exactly profiles.
Fresco on Windows doesn't seem to have any mechanism to set color profiles (actually, I couldn't find any setting related to colour management at all).
Does it assume sRGB? Is it managed at all?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 27, 2019 Sep 27, 2019

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If you need a CMYK file you can export the document as a PSD and then open it in Photoshop to do the conversion. Here are directions https://community.adobe.com/t5/Fresco/How-about-moving-the-drawing-to-Photoshop/td-p/10635833.

However you might be better off letting your printer do the conversion. Check with them first.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019

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Why would you need CMYK in 2019? We're living in the age of «media neutral» workflows…

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Explorer ,
Mar 12, 2020 Mar 12, 2020

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Book (print) publishing still requires CMYK.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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Print factories require CMYK PDF but you should prepare your artwork in RGB and the conversion to CMYK should be done as the last step - usually done in InDesign or Acrobat (or by printing machine as Theresa said)

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Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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Oh yes! I design ads for print and digital and they have to be in CMYK, because of how it's put together and if it's in RGB, it could cause the images to look wonky, colorwise 

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Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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As it was mentioned earlier, modern workflows have shifted into working all the original artwork in RGB and leave the conversion to CMYK to the end of the pipe (either done by the print provider or by the artist following the specs provided by the printer).
Using RGB and soft-proofing features will avoid surprises and keep the workflow tight, without needing to sacrifice color latitude by early binding to a CMYK profile.
However, it is crucial to know the colorspace of the image. RGB and CMYK are merely colour models, and without a proper profile definition you can't be sure the conversions will be done properly.
For example, if your RGB image is tagged with the sRGB colorspace, colour managment will know what transformation apply if yoñu want it converted to, say Swop v2 CMYK. If you don't know your source and destination colorspaces, you can't be sure the conversion will be ok.
This is well-defined in most of the Adobe apps, but Fresco in its minimalistic approach seems to be either lacking or hiding those preferences.

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