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A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting RGB to CMYK

RGB to CMYK: Step-by-step

Make sure you are working in the CMYK color space. Most of these instructions will apply to all versions of the particular software program.

 Adobe Illustrator

 Use the following menu options:
 •Existing files: On the Menu Bar, select File, Document Color Mode, CMYK Color. Then select Edit, Select All. Then select Edit, Edit Colors, Convert to CMYK.

 •New files: After creating a new file, on the Menu Bar, select File, Document Color Mode, CMYK Color.

 Adobe InDesign

Use the following menu options:
•Window/Swatches and Window/Color. Double click color in Swatches Change color mode to CMYK and color type to Process. Any colors created in the document that are not in the Swatches palette need to be changed to the CMYK color space. Select each object you want to convert and make sure the Color palette reflects  the CMYK percentages. Click top right arrow in the palette to change to CMYK if necessary. Don't forget to send us your layout, all fonts used, and all linked images!

Adobe PhotoShop

Use the following menu options:
•Existing files: Image/Mode/CMYK
•New files: select CMYK for the mode before clicking OK.

QuarkXPress

Use the following menu options: Edit/Edit Colors/Show Colors in Use/Highlight Color and click Edit. Change model to CMYK and deselect Spot color.

Don't forget to send us your layout, all fonts used, and all linked images!

NOTE: WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE!

CorelDraw
Microsoft Publisher

 Other Programs

 The following programs DO NOT have the capability to convert RGB to CMYK:
 •Adobe Photoshop LE
 •Adobe PhotoDeluxe
 •Microsoft Word
 •Microsoft Excel
 •Microsoft Powerpoint
 •Microsoft Works
 •Microsoft PhotoDraw
 •Picture It Publishing




   
 

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