I am curious about what palette to use for what purpose. I know you are supposed to use CMYK palette when designing for separations printing processes, but on the other hand - you could use the RGB palette just as well, if you have a color calibrated system and a printer profile and if you leave a PDF to the printer, which I suppose most people do. It works if you set the color output to CMYK and use the printer ICC profile for conversion.
So, what is your choice regarding color models? It would be interesting to hear how you all work.
I do all images in Photo-Paint using RGB and convert them to CMYK using the appropriate CMYK profile before I import them to Draw. For vector objects in Draw, I use CMYK which is the default. If I work toward a output for web, I eliminate the conversion to CMYK and I set the radio button in the Color management dialog of Draw to RGB, that will give my the RGB output I need for the web. Switching the radio button is extremely importent, since none of the colors from Photo-Paint will match the colors from Draw if you don't switch.
Hello there Shabbadang,It depends really on the assignment, and from time to time.I have different colours, my own palette of colours, so that even if I work with RGB it comes out as I like it when I cmyk it. But then of course, as long as I dont know the quality of the paper, or dont have a profile from my client or the printer (tryckeriet eller kunden), I go by instinct when colouring my illustrations I make for magazines and newspapers (Tabloid, morning newspaper or glossy magazines paper).If the client and myself set up a profile then of course I follow that specified colour profile, weather its cmyk, RGB or even PMS/Pantone.But 99% of the time I ask the client questions if necessary how they like to have it delivered. There are times, if not so often, but still, when the client ask for RGB.
> you could use the RGB palette just as well, if you have a color calibrated system and a printer profile and if you leave a PDF to the printer
What you're describing has become the fodder of many color management books. Unfortunately if you're a quality minded individual and have invested in setting up a calibrated system and controlled work environment you will quickly find out that you can almost always improve your RGB to CMYK conversions by doing them manually, then placing the CMYK image into your Draw document.
Make sure that you use Draw in RGB mode for RGB work and CMYK mode for CMYK work and coordinate the CM settings in PP and Draw.
Your answer is a bit elusive ... But I try to understand it [:-)] Anyway, my question really boils down to me thinking the RGB palette is sort of easier to work with. The CMYK palette gets rahter dul when you turn color calibration (CM) on, while the RGB seem to retain a wider gamut (but that must be wrong, mustn't it?) so it's easier to find a color you like. The CMYK palette gets rather muddy, especially the darker greens, with CM turned on. So I'd rather use RGB, buth then again, you don't want to be too far off gamut.
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