Thanks to the input I've received from the forum, I have the CMYK workflow for sending a PDF off to the press for litho printing.
But what if the client wants an eBook as well as a printed book? So that's an RGB document. I guess I could convert the CMYK PDF to RGB, but that's a double conversion of the images, right?
What's the best way to produce both types of books, starting off with RGB?
Thanks in advance.
If it's going to print and web simply create for print and publish an RGB PDF or like I just did for a golfing booklet just publish a native color CMYK PDF . Acrobat reader or the Windows version will display in RGB.
Thanks David. I know that some people like to preserve the images as RGB for the PDF because they look 'better' on screen. But then, the eBook and printed book will essentially look different.
So you're saying, keep it all in CMYK. Acrobat reader will display the images as RGB, which will now look the same as the printed book?
Yes, but just to be technically correct some deep CMYK colors are out of the SRGB gamut but only I would notice.
This is a related point. I've started a document in RGB (sRGB Primary Color Space). Some pages of black text are written and some RGB images are in place. But I want to change the document to CMYK (FOGRA39 Primary Color Space) and continue to work in that space.
Is it just a matter of changing the Document Primary Color Space to the CMYK profile? (Of course the images will have to be converted to CMYK at some point, I know).
Leaving CorelDraw's Default Color Space at sRGB shouldn't affect anything, right? But maybe the 'Open', 'Import/Paste' settings should be changed?
If it's just text you need to convert let it convert in the PDF by publishing a CMYK PDF.
And if it's text and images too?
If it's images too and IF you're going from CMYK to RGB and as long as you have preserve pure black TURNED OFF then ok.