1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 11, 2014 8:00 AM by c.pfaffenbichler

    converting from duotone to CYMK or RGB destroys image

    mrsrowe

      Hello

       

      I am trying to create an example of how colours are made up so I am splitting channels, colorising and then printing the individual colour layers RGB and CYMK on to transparency and then layering them on a light box.

       

      I am able to convert to duo tone by doing the following things:

       

      converting the image to 8 bit

       

      splitting channels of the image, i have one rgb image and one cymk image.

       

      converting to duotone and colorising.

       

      if I save the cymk duotone images they just revert to a flat image of the target colour, all of the detail is lost see below

      magenta-2.jpg

       

      If I try to change the image back to rgb or cymk, the image goes blocky, see below

      1-magenta.jpg

       

      I need to import these images into inDesign to print them as I have a template that allows me to line each of the images up properly.

       

      why is it doing this?

       

      I am using creative cloud. latest version of photoshop on windows 7 64 bit.

       

      I am close to self harm just now as it makes no sense to me.

       

      any help at all would really be appreciated.

       

      Thanks