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RGB v. CMYK issues...

Jun 12, 2013 1:19 PM

Tags: #rgb #cs6 #v. #cmyk;

I'm creating an image in Ps with a transparent background to use as print media in Id. I'm finding that, to maintain my transparency, I can only do this as a PNG document. The PNG format will only allow me to save as in RGB. I need CMYK. Any suggestions?

 
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    Jun 12, 2013 11:39 AM   in reply to Bruceluvia

    Recheck the cmyk requirements.  Currently many comercial printers use RBG, and only hi end 4 color printers use the cmyk method.

     
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    Jun 12, 2013 11:46 AM   in reply to Bruceluvia

    Save as .psd, has non-lossy compression, and you can place in InDesign.

     
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    Jun 12, 2013 4:33 PM   in reply to Bruceluvia

    Try saving as a PDF and placing that in ID. But your PSD should work. In ID, check the box for the import options in the Place dialog.

     

    Mike

     
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    Jun 13, 2013 7:53 AM   in reply to Bruceluvia

    A TIFF should save a transparent background. From a previous post.

     

     

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      May 19, 2010 6:57 PM    in reply to Niles Ridgeman 

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    There’s no transparency support in tiffs

    That is not correct - TIFF supports transparency.

     

    Some other applications may not support TIFF transparency correctly, but the file format does support it, and Photoshop's TIFF code supports transparency.

     
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    Jun 13, 2013 7:59 AM   in reply to Bruceluvia

    Yes, when I save simply as "Photoshop" I can place it in InDesign but I lose the transparency

    You seem to be doing something wrong then.

    psd supports transparency and Indesign can handle psd files.

    Could you please post a screenshot with the Layers Panel visible?

     

    WIll you pass on the indd file or a pdf?

    In the latter case working with placed rgb images is OK because one can separate on pdf export (for example PDF/X-1).

     
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    Jun 13, 2013 10:15 AM   in reply to Bruceluvia

    Bruceluvia wrote:

     

    Yes, when I save simply as "Photoshop" I can place it in InDesign but I lose the transparency, i.e. I get a white background [...]

     

    Make sure Layers is enabled in the Save As dialog when saving to PSD, PSB, TIFF or PDF, otherwise the file will contain an opaque flattened image.

     
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