10 Answered Questions for the topic cmyk
What is the difference between CMYK and RGB? Are there other color spaces I should know?
I'm a photographer, who dabbles in graphic design from time to time as well. What are the differences between the various color spaces?
What's the point of converting RGB images to CMYK TIF/TIFF before placing them in InDesign?
Currently we receive CMYK TIF/TIFF images of photographs from our design agency (who get them from the photographer). Our in-house designers then place them in InDesign for posters and magazines,... more
CMYK to PANTONE differences between Illustrator and Photoshop?
I'm trying to find a way to match CMYK color to the closest PANTONE solid color. In Illustrator I use the "Recolor Artwork" dialog, in Photoshop the color dialog. But, if I convert (C=0, M=100,... more
What CMYK values should I use for rich black, and how should I handle tints/shades?
I'm working on a full color piece in Illustrator which has a few large black and grey areas.I'd like the black to be a rich black. I was thinking c30 m30 y30 k100. What is the best ways to match my... more
How do I make screenshots look good when printed in CMYK?
When printing screenshots alongside black text, black areas of the screenshot look a <del>washed out</del> *"muddy dark grey"* and *"washed out"*. What causes this and can I improve the... more
spot color print - how to indicate white?
I prefer to work with the web, so it's been forever since I've worked with a printer. Just received this message back regarding a doc utilizing white ink. How can I accomplish this in Adobe... more
how to change the workspace color window from RGB to CMYK mode in Illustrator CS5.1?
I'm using Illustrator CS5.1 and started a new document in RGB mode. When I change the color mode to CMYK under `File > Document Color Mode > CMYK Color`, the Color window in my workspace... more
Is it possible to use a fully open source workflow for print design?
Is it possible to use only open-source tools in order to produce professional level artwork? Has anyone actually done it? If not, where are the current gaps?Assume I'm producing a small multi-page... more
What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?
My question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK): C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100%It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF... more
How to prepare pencil sketches for printing in a book?
I have a selection of pencil sketches that need to be prepared for print in a book (think standard paperback).I'm trying to work the best way to remove dust, bring the background up to white... more