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dj-lp

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ok here goes

i am quite new to photoshop, i have always used a designer to come up flyer designs for events. They all go for commercial printing. Thing is when i try and design something in cmyk, the colours always go slightly dull, but yet when my designer does the design in cmyk the colours remain bright. i find this most frustrating.

I have attached my designers latest design and as u will see it is bright colours, yet when i do it they are not

Please can someone help me

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docilebob

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If you want ot use the same colors, make sure he CMYK numers are correct, and it should print fine. Could be a monitor calibration isssue.
 

ronmatt

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your monitor is rgb..when you output in cmyk, you don't preview accurately. You'd need a cmyk monitor and there ain't no such animal.
Get a color swatch book. Then set the colors with the eyedropper to match the percentages in the book. (Pantone has a few). Your cmyk preview
will look a bit flatter than the actual color that will print. If you're going to do a lot of production for print, I'd suggest a cmyk postscript desktop
printer as well ( Epson ), that can be profiled. NOT SPAM!!!!
You may also want to learn something about printing requirements as well. Little things like D-max, resolution, bleed, the handling of black text,
just to name a few. :perfect:
 

dj-lp

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yeh i understand the colours etc, but if u open that flyer design in your photoshop, its in cmyk. i use the colour dropper to select the say the yellow text, which comes up as ffffoo so then when i make a new layer onto the flyer, i use that selected colour and it comes does what i ask but changes the colour to f0ec4c

please help as when i am getting stuff commerciallin printed on lytho machines the colours are very dull
 

ronmatt

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I'm really not sure what your problem is, if you follow these instructions, there should be no color matching issues. Let me know if this helps
 

dorothy

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Color match

This is my first time on this - I am having a problem with matching the color on my monitor to the print out. I have been using an Epson inkjet - with no problems at all. I just bought a HP laser printer and I can't do anything to get the right colors. You mentioned following "these" instructions - where are they? It is my page background that is the worst - the actual pictures on the page seem ok. Sure would appreciate your help. I am not very technical.
Thanks,
Dorothy
 

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