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canimalition says

Hi Everybody, I have 2 question about Convert RGB to CMYK with Photoshop. Lets say, I wanna make a logo.

Which on true:

1. From Image > Mode > RGB or CYMK, or

2. From Edit > Convert to Profile > and several settings.

If number 1 true, is there any required settings?

If number 2 true, Convert to Profile have confusing settings for me,

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Can you guide me?

Thank You :)

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omar_almudaries says

Good question, I am waiting answer with you bro.

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joiaco says

I’ve used No 1 option without changing any settings anywhere else. It seems to be the most simple for something like a logo. If it is for a printing job then it is up to the individual printing houses to convert from RGB to their preferred options.

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snkart says

I agree with joiaco. I always use the first option.

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harmonikas996 says

I’ve used No 1 option without changing any settings anywhere else. It seems to be the most simple for something like a logo. If it is for a printing job then it is up to the individual printing houses to convert from RGB to their preferred options.

+1

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chiccosinalo says

option 1, no stress.

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mrcharlesbrown says

OPTION 1:

There is one simple secret in using this first option. Group all layers and convert to SMART OBJECT before changing color mode. There are filters and color variations that wont be translated well when you change color mode from RGB to CMYK. Saving your project in SMART OBJECT other than MERGING ALL is advisable.

NOTE: Changing color modes back and forth (RGB to CMYK and vice versa) may result to obscure color translation. So better start your printable design in CMYK and drag and drop RGB elements converted to smart object.

Oh yes, you can work with two different color modes and combine them. Create the major document as CMYK and create another document in RGB for certain lightening and huge saturation filters/layers and group and convert to smart object. You can drag and drop it inside the CMYK document and can always modify any of the elements/filters through the smart object section.

OPTION 2:

Best Workflow CS5: The Ideal Color Settings for Photoshop

There is a very interesting article by Deke that will help you to understand how to set ‘Convert to Profile’ properly.

Here is the article.

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harmonikas996 says

There is one simple secret in using this first option. Group all layers and convert to SMART OBJECT before changing color mode. There are filters and color variations that wont be translated well when you change color mode from RGB to CMYK. Saving your project in SMART OBJECT other than MERGING ALL is advisable.

NOTE: Changing color modes back and forth (RGB to CMYK and vice versa) may result to obscure color translation. So better start your printable design in CMYK and drag and drop RGB elements converted to smart object.

Oh yes, you can work with two different color modes and combine them. Create the major document as CMYK and create another document in RGB for certain lightening and huge saturation filters/layers and group and convert to smart object. You can drag and drop it inside the CMYK document and can always modify any of the elements/filters through the smart object section.

Thank you a lot! :)

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joiaco says

Thanks for that tip mrcharlesbrown. No wonder you are a top author!!

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iZZYMedia says

Great Tip by Charles, I just want to add something. you can use Also use Proof setup (Cmnd+Y or Ctrl+Y) it’s the easiest way to switch between RGB and CMYK without changing mode, you’ll find it on filename bar (RGB/8/CMYK). Now use it back and forth to Check which colors are loosing their saturations, then you can desaturate or choose a color with less saturation. After editing all colors just use Option 1(changing mode to CMYK).

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