Color Guide

Color probably creates more confusion than anything else.

Two simple rules;

  1. Keep the image mode in RGB Color (as opposed to CMYK Color) at 8 bits/channel
  2. Attach either an Adobe or sRGB color space to your file.

Most confusion comes from customers who are using an uncalibrated monitor that is usually to bright or contrasty. Monitors can be manually calibrated (do an on-line search) or using a spectrophotometer for more accurate results.

We recommend processing your files and making all your color edits in AdobeRGB or sRGB. Other profiles will work, but the results with Adobe RGB and sRGB are very predictable.

It is easy to over-saturate colors with Photoshop. Printing has a smaller color gamut than a computer monitor, so please be aware of that.