RGB TO CMYK COLOR SPACE FOR IMAGES






RGB TO CMYK COLOR SPACE FOR IMAGES

First things first… graphic artist… copiers typically paint their pallete in cmyk so please restrict your pallete accordingly… if not then some copiers will not render images correctly… in the correct range of colors… you can do this a couple of ways… depending on your image your success will vary…

online rgb to cmyk filters

RGB TO CMYK FILTER I
RGB TO CMYK FILTER II
RGB TO CMYK FILTER III

Now lets say you wanted to do this in a graphic arts program…
graphic arts program rgb to cmyk color spaces

PHOTOSHOP (may not apply to your version see note below)
INDESIGN
CORELDRAW
ILLUSTRATOR

THEN THERE IS PANTONE… some copiers use pantone color matching system… here is how to use it to convert rgb to pantone

HOW TO SELECT SPOT COLOR IN PANTONE

RGB TO PANTONE CONVERSION IN GENERAL

If you have read this far then you need to start thinking about color profiles

FREE ICC PROFILES

Pantone and ICC works best with Fiery controllers. Fiery controllers extend the range of colors of the copiers.

NOTE: Be aware that it is possible to see colors in RGB that you can’t make with CMYK.
They are said to be “out of the CMYK color gamut”. What happens is that the RGB-to-CMYK translator just gets as close as possible to the appearance of the original and that’s as good as it can be. It’s something that everyone in the industry puts up with. So it’s best to select any colors you use for fonts or other design elements in your layout using CMYK definitions instead of RGB.

NOTE: The following programs do not have the capability to convert to CMYK.
Adobe Photoshop LE
Adobe PhotoDeluxe
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Works
Microsoft PhotoDraw
Picture It Publishing

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