Good Screen an accurate, "hardware profiled" monitor, good File a known good image like the PDI reference targets, for example.
All these shades are tints of a single color - black.
This is because the gamut (or range) of reproducible color for Process Color is not as wide as that of RGB color.
For more information see my assign Vs convert to Profile tutorial.MAC BUG note: Red posterization in skin tones fix solution, plus magenta or green color cast, plus dark prints are known problems on the Mac OSX.These are also called color spaces.Because an image converted to Bitmap color mode has no anti-aliasing, it retains a transparent background.Flightcheck Designer for Quark 7 and InDesign CS3.When printed on paper, the original image is recreated.There are color spaces other than RGB and cmyk but they are less common and we will not discuss them here.
To reproduce a color image, a file is separated into four different colors: Cyan (C Magenta (M Yellow (Y) and Black (K).
Ballard, t, receives no compensation from, and is not affiliated with Adobe Systems, Inc., or Bruce Fraser or his associates or their many commercial enterprises.The colors Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow appear directly opposite the Red, Green, and Blue on the Color Circle devised by Newton over 300 years ago.We want you to be pleased with your job, so please, take the time to prepare your file properly.Not all printers use the black cartridge when printing color, the cheapest models may use equal amounts of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow to produce Black (often poorly).Anti-aliasing is best explained visually, so I have included a small demonstration below.In the world of Pantone though "coated" means gloss coated.In this post, when you see "coated" you'll know we mean "gloss coated.".During separation, screen tints comprised of small dots are applied at different angles to each of the four colors.Based upon Sir Isaac Newton's Color Circle, Four color process printing was originally developed in the late nineteenth century along with the halftone process for reproduction of continuous tone images (photographs) and has been used for over 100 years to reproduce color images.2) Setup Photoshop ColorManagement: Recommended Photoshop Color Management Policies Settings: For brevity, I will recommend these Photoshop Color Settings in both Mac and WIndows PC workstations because they are the safest settings.