I have a problem with the white color in Photoshop CS6, and I know it's not my computer or monitor. Anything white colored or anything for that matter, has a yellow tint to it. What should be white, is yellow. I even tried pasting a image of white on to the canvas, but that also turned yellow. I don't think it's my color settings. I also have Photoshop CS5, but that's fine. White is white. I pasted a screen shot of my computer onto both programs. CS5 is fine, but CS6 is still yellow. I cross referenced my color settings with CS5, making sure they're the same. One thing was different from CS5. The CYMK working space is "U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2". I tried switching it to Photoshop 5 Default CMYK if that could change it to the CS5 default, but nothing changed. Even the color pickers have yellow instead of white. Gradients and Black to Yellow. It's not my computer or monitor. I want to use CS6 for my photo editing needs, but I'll need to use CS5 to do anything that needs normal color. Please help, I want to use CS6, CS6 is so cool, but I don't want yellow, I want white.
Your monitor profile is probably bad. You should recalibrate and make a new one. Preferably with hardware calibration device.
I did get a pop up when I first started CS6, something about monitor profile, clicked ignore and not to show again, that must've been it.
I have this problem, but I check in After Effects, color are ok, just in Photoshop, is not pure white
First thing to check is whether you have accidentally enabled Proof Colors by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+Y. It's near the top of View menu.
Also try toggling from CPU preview and GPU preview cmd/ctrl+E that seemed to do it for me. I had the issue in Illustrator CC 2015
Many thanks. That solved my problem :))))
Omg thank you 😄
Changing your Color preferences only set your preferences for new documents or what to do with documents that don't have profiles - they don't change the color space a given document is using. Are you even editing in CMYK mode?
Charles is likely onto the real problem - a bad monitor profile.
I did get a pop up when I first started CS6, something about monitor profile, clicked either 'Use Anyway' or "Ignore Profile" and not to show again, that must've been it. How do I go back to that?
Windows Update delivered some bogus Acer profiles a while back.
Anything wrong with answering my questions? I would be able to guide you to a solution if you did.
I have no idea how to view these things. I haven't calibrated my monitor with anything, I'm just wondering now how I can fix it within Photoshop.
Lenovo H320 with Acer monitor P206HL.
That you haven't calibrated your display and that it appears to be a "standard gamut" monitor means you're probably okay with having your system work at Windows default settings.
I already had the profile set as default and then I calibrated with all the defaults set. I had reset all the Photoshop settings so I could get that pop-up again. I'm sure that I should click 'Use Profile' but I'm not sure about that.
What you select in Photoshop does not matter - you have to go fix your display profile.
I guess I was just too vague. 🙂
I had the same problem and Noel's solution fixed it right away. Thank you Noel!
Thank you very much! Thanks to you, my Photoshop is working fine now. Its good to know that there is a solution to this problem that windows 8 users encounter.
I have been also having (what I think is) the same issue. When I go to curves and got to select a white point with the white color picker (or use any auto-color/contrast/tone) it turns the image dark orange. I am using cs5 and have a Dell U2410 and have calibrated it with a spyder3. I tried your method and it has not worked. This works for every image I have used. Any other suggestions
your method and it has not worked. This works for every image I have used
not sure what you are talking about there
but whites appear yellow in Photoshop, troubleshooting defective monitor profiles, hardware monitor calibration are all solid search terms on google
if anyone wants to use Photoshop as an 'accurate' color proofing reference monitor, they may be better served by setting a custom ICC profile as their system default monitor profile (not sRGB)
mphoto - no, that is most likely because you changed the target points for the levels/curves adjustments and auto adjustments.
The previously listed problems were just bad display profiles.
Thanks Chris. I will see if I can figure out how to fix that tonight.
I'm having the same situation here, but it's not so much the monitor color profile.
Have CS5.5 and CC running.
In PS 5.5 it's normal white but in PS CC it's yellowish.
Anyone have any clue on how to fix that?
It is still probably your display profile.
But it could also be a bug in your video card driver.
Reply @to : Noel Carboni Jul 30, 2012 1:52 PM
I had the same problem; importing screenshots (on my ASUS Zenbook UV500/win8) to CS6 were all disgustingly yellowish, as was printing Word 2010 to PDF (Acrobat X Pro 10.9.1) .
I know that the original poster's question is old, and that your answer dates. But I wanted to thank you for the solution - I wouldn't have figured it out by myself. It went like a charm. Thank you.