Newbie: Photoshop and Soft Proofing

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by RegRoy, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. RegRoy

    RegRoy TPF Noob!

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    So I went to mpix.com as advised and I setup their ICC profiles under the custom setting as instructed by their PDF (and I have my monitor calibrated).

    I then duplicated the image in photoshop and did a split screen.

    On the left I had my original image and on the right I had the duplicate. To the duplicate I applied the mpix.com custom proof settings. Once I did, the duplicate image with the mpix settings looked very washed out as compared to the original.

    So at this point in the workflow do I now go and edit this duplicate image so that it looks good on my screen? Will this mean that it's matched up for my monitor and their printer?

    Thank you.
     
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    Don't duplicate the image. Just turn on soft-proofing and, using the mpix profile, adjust the color the way you want the print to look. Use adjustment layers (curves, hue/sat, whatever) and label them as "mpix." Save that version as a jpeg to send to mpix.
     
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