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CMYK first or RGB first!

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#21 HappyGD

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

Haha, You're unintentionally sending out subliminal messages HappyGD - Is it wrong that all I saw was the last 4 words of your post?

:cool: I guess it's open to interpretation

#22 Zibanu

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:32 AM

In short and in fact, RGB is not associated with Web rather than with monitors; displaying. Monitors display all colors displayed by printers + other million! So, it doesn't make sense to use RGB for printing nor CMYK (the four primary inks) for displaying in general. I use CMYK (illustrator default) and then export to RGB.

#23 racerX

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

I allways start from pantone unless it's some kind of web based clientelle.

#24 HappyGD

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:40 AM

I allways start from pantone unless it's some kind of web based clientelle.

This is very good advice, especially when creating logos. The best practice is to choose pantone colour(s) first because they allow for perfect accuracy when printed. Even if a client never ends up printing with spot colours, it's still a good thing to do in the beginning when picking colours, just in case.
And it's also important to choose a pantone that can be easily converted to cymk and rgb without any (over very very little) colour shifting.

I always recommend to designers who are looking to buy Pantone books to get the Color Bridge book because it helps with the decision of which colours will work best: Pantone - COLOR BRIDGE® coated

#25 lizonil

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

That's great advice, thanks HappyGD

#26 rbrajdesign

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

I agree with HappyGD
thanks for sharing tips

#27 jafrif

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:19 PM

I am using CMYK. I handover the client AI, EPS, gif, jpeg, tiff, png. If the client has requirement of PSD, I recreate with RGB mode.

Is it right way to do?

#28 lizonil

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

If the client is going to be using the design on web he needs RGB. CMYK is only for printing and these days RGB is also used for printing. I make my files in CMYK but they have to put on here in RGB for correct viewing. I upload my source files in two folders, CMYK and RGB and in each folder I put vectors... ai and eps (layered eps in cmyk), jpg, png in sizes small, medium and large. I give them the colour information and name of fonts used. Sometimes I will also include an avatar size jpg. It is a lot of work. Some designers only send AI, EPS and a preview. Hope this is helpful and not confusing. Good luck, Liz

#29 HerbertNordal

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Consider for a moment, a Fortune 100 entertainment company with a mascot logo, Mickey Mouse. The three fingered, round eared rodent appears worldwide in all forms of media. The vendors all need to be on the same page all the time. Print (spot & process), embroidery, silkscreen, ceramics, garments, plush toys, plastics, vehicle wraps, etc. all need to match up so that when they appear together in stores and theme parks, they are seamlessly harmonious. Dyes, pigments, inks, paints all have to work together. The vendors who produce these have to have a real matching specification for this to work.

The Pantone color system has the reach to meet those specifications.

This may not be the case of your local machine shop or realtor, but treating every project like it is important, is best practice for professional design results.:)

#30 jafrif

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:41 AM

Yes I have done the same things lizonil.. But no RGB always... Can you tell me that is there any method to change from CMYK to RGB? I redraw my design in RGB mode.

#31 HerbertNordal

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:02 PM

duplicate the file and do global color redefinition from the swatch panel

#32 Nashaat

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

RGB for sure :)

#33 HerbertNordal

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:15 PM

Congratulations to lizonil for her rapid ascent in ratings at this site. She has insight into what contest holders like and has posted threads on the Forum that bring out meaningful and useful discussion without flamers.:)

#34 lizonil

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 02:19 AM

Thank you Herbert Nordal, that is very kind of you. And thank you for all your information on this thread, it has been very useful to me and hopefully a lot of other designers too. I appreciate your insight very much. : )

#35 acid

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:18 PM

haha.. i like it

#36 krisdesign

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

What is a good is too hard question. The RGB is for web, and CMYK is for print. In a digital world, many companies use the RGB because the principe is fast, example DTP, CTP technologies.

CMYK is used for some big company, to work in 4-5 colours in one time-the big offset machine.

I think that the RGB colors are nice than CMYK. CMYK know to make craisy the logo style sometime, but he is a good for 3D elements than Illustrator.

#37 CAdesign

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

I work on CMYK, then export the file to make RGB(72dpi) for the uploading.

I'll pick up the color from Pantone next time, thank you for the advice!





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