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Improve similarity between rgb and cymk color mode

New Here ,
Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Hey guys,

 

I have designed a logo however I missed to switch to cymk from the beginning on. This is the result in rgb mode:

Micha5E6D_0-1669482205221.png

 

Now, when switching to cymk which is required as I'm going to print the logo, the object looks like this:

Micha5E6D_1-1669482254868.png

You clearly see that the logo in the rgb mode is much more shiny and has a better color contrast. I know that this type of difference is obvious when switching from one color mode to another. However, is there any way to make the cymk version look more like the rgb?

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Some colors simply cannot be printed with a regular CMYK process. But in your case it's not even that. You need to start with the fundamentals and use actual color management. The shift to yellow clearly indicates that this isn't just a gamut or density problem, it basically tells us that you are not using any real CM. For print stuff CM is inevitable and mandatory or you never will be able to predict how the print output will look. I suggest you read the online help on some basics:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/understanding-color-management.html

 

Anything outside that would require info about your CM settings, source and target profiles, moniztor profiles etc., but as per the above if you're not using any CM it becomes sort of a circular argument that goes nowhere.

 

Mylenium

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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When you know that you need to print it, start in CMYK mode.

On top of setting up your color management correctly. That blueish green at the bottom of your logo is just too bright to be printable.

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Unfortunately that is also what I get when converting your RGB image to CMYK. 

There is no other way than to modify the result manually.

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Those glowing, almost flourescent, colors are not reproducable in CYMK. Once you have a CMYK file, you can tweek the colors to get more contrast, but they won't match the RGB exactly.

You will get a closer match to RGB using spot colors instead of CMYK equivalents. You'll find them in the Swatches panel menu > Open Swatch Library > Color Books.

 

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Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

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try exporting the rgb version as a png then place it in your cmyk file and use the eyedropper tool to try to match it

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try exporting the rgb version as a png then place it in your cmyk file and use the eyedropper tool to try to match it


By @Adina444

 

This does the same color management things that converting a file does. Only a bit more complicated.

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