How to change CMYK to RGB

Explorer ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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Hi,

 

I have InDesign document and when I go to Window -> Color -> Color, it shows that I have CMYK color. I need to change document color to RGB. I will bring images to this document, they will be Adobe RGB (1998) and whole document should be that too, not CMYK what it is now. 

How can I change whole document to Adobe RGB (1998)?

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Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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Window>Color>Color opens the Color Panel which is a color picker for setting fills and strokes—its flyout menu lets you choose the color’s space.

 

As we mentioned in your other posts there is no document color space with InDesign. You could only create and use RGB colors and place RGB images. If you are setting black text in a document that will be printed via offset, you will want the fill to be black only CMYK 0|0|0|100—RGB black will convert to 4-color CMYK at output.

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Okay. I will use my document for print and digital use both. Should I make black text then CMYK still even though I will export it to RGB too? 

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If this is going to print you most definitely do NOT want RGB black text.

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Should I make black text then CMYK still even though I will export it to RGB too?

 

What’s the printing method? If it is offset printing you would want black text to be CMYK 0|0|0|0 in the final PDF and that won’t happen if the text starts as RGB black. If the output is to an RGB driven composite device, e.g. injet, or digital copier, then RGB black would be less of a problem.

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Okay. Thanks for answers. Then I think I will need to make 2 files, one with RGB and one with CMYK texts 🙂

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InDesign documents do not have a singl;e color space like Photoshop or Illustrator. The have assigned profiles for both CMYK and RGB, and you can place content from any color space. When you export your file to PDF or other format you should be able to specify a color profile for conversion of any objects not in the correct space.

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