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William Smith <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 28 May 2004 13:32:28 +1000
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        Usually I work in RGB and keep the RGB for anything on screen and convert
to CMYK for offset printing. I always do a proof of the CMYK and adjust it
until I am happy with. Does photoshop 4 have adobe gamma monitor calibration
as this will help? This method seems to work fairly well for me. I will be
interested to see what some of the real technos say.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of SharkChic
> Sent: Friday, 28 May 2004 11:01 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: hi, and query - RGB or CMYK?
> Hello all,
> I am new to this list so firstly I'd like to introduce myself. I am an
> Australian biologist who has recently returned to a former career in
> freelance illustrating/ cartooning, after several years working as a
> scientist in academia and government. My previous commercial
> illustrating
> activities were >10 years ago, and I kind of missed out on the digital
> revolution back then... but fortunately as a scientist I was
> able to learn
> Photoshop etc, to use in illustrating my own work. I have
> enjoyed reading
> the postings on this list so far, and wish fervently that I
> could come to
> the upcoming meeting and workshops, but geography conspires
> against me!
> I am now doing my first commercial job in ages, and I am not
> sure whether
> RGB or CMYK mode is more appropriate for colour
> illustrations? The client
> wants to use the images in a variety of media, including on-screen
> presentations, web, printed material and embroidered baseball
> caps. I don't
> yet know what kind of printer they are planning to use
> (possibly a variety
> - eg a commercial printer for flyers, but an office inkjet
> for stationery).
> I am using Photoshop version 4.0.
> If I need to use both formats (eg RGB for web and CMYK for
> print), how do I
> make sure the colours in the various finished products will
> match? Is it
> better to convert from CMYK to RGB or the other way around?
> Sorry if these
> are very ignorant questions - lately I've worked mostly in RGB and
> grayscale. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
> Kind regards,
> Meri
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> Meredith Peach
> Director, SharkChic
> Celebrating the art and science of life
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