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Changing the CMYK values of a certain colour.

Feb 13, 2013 8:24 PM

Tags: #photoshop #cmyk #black


I have a photo of an object on a black background, and during the editing process the cmyk values of the black background are c=75 m=68 y=67 k=90. As this image is to be placed on a business card, I was wondering if it is possible to change the values to 100% K or 40% C 100 %.

I'm using CS5 creative suite.


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    Feb 13, 2013 11:07 PM   in reply to G851

    Sure. isolate the ares with selections and colorize them accordingly by e.g. using the selection as a layer mask on a solid with your color or a gradient map adjustment layer....



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    Feb 13, 2013 11:08 PM   in reply to G851

    Just clip the object (with a Layer Mask for example or if it is a technical object and in focus with a Vector Mask) and put in on the proper background in Photoshop or a layout application.


    May I ask why you work in CMYK?

    When editing photographic images separation is usually best one of the last steps or the last step (and performed on either a copy or in the layout application).

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