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Photoshop Question

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I'm designing a website using photoshop to do mockups so i can extract the graphics at a later date. I don't use photoshop that much as my area of expertise is backend coding rather than design. However in this case I have a design in photoshop which i want to export some graphics from for an actual html mockup.

The problem is that although i specified RGB color mode for the file, i accidentally had CMYK Proofing enabling, thus when i export graphics from my design the colours are not the same as they looked when i chose them. They are all washed out instead. Is there a way to get photoshop to automatically adjust all the RGB colours to make them look like they do when CMYK proofing is enabled. I don't want to have to redo half of the design from scratch to get the right colours :thumbsdown_anim:

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The proof is just a preview, it don't change the color mode of the output file. Your problem maybe is that you converted the image to CMYK mode (a permanent change), or that the default color profile don't match with your photoshop profile, hence the diferent color visualization. In this late case you can adjust photoshop or your computer to match the profiles, or adjust the levels in photoshop to make the image look more like the original file.

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Thanks for the reply. When i save the file as a PNG the result looks like it does when i have RGB proofing enabled rathen than how it looks when i have cmyk proofing enabled. I know the proof doesn't change the output (thats basically my problem) because i chose the colours under cmyk proofing when i should have chosen them under rgb proofing.

If i change the colour profiles for my computer that won't change the way it appears to everyone else. I need a way of exporting the image to PNG as it appears on screen with CMYK proofing enabled. I tried fiddling with the levels but i don't really know what i'm doing and couldn't get much of a match.

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Ok, I get it, you made everything with the poofing enabled. Big problem. Maybe a quickier but dirty solution is to take a screenshot of the final document in photoshop to maintain these color levels, and reapply the guides or slices that you might have been applied.

 

The levels solution is like applying brightness and contrast but with more variables (high- mid - low tones). Is way more subjetive solution, requieres some basic understanding about how works levels.

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Well i managed to get a closer match by setting the workspace profile to my macbooks default profile then stripping the embeded profile from the psd and adjusting the hue/brightness comparing it to the original document. I think i'm going to start from scratch once i have the look and feel mocked up and hopefully get the colour profiles right this time.

It's been a decent learning experience though - i never really understood much about colour profiles before. Thanks for the suggestions.

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