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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: RGB vs. CMYK
Learning color modes is essential for understanding design. In this video, I'll discuss the main differences between RGB and CMYK, what they stand for, and how to change the color mode in Adobe Photoshop.
How to Change the Color Mode in Photoshop
RGB and CMYK are both acronyms to describe color. These colors are what we see on our screens and on printed work.
CMYK, or cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, comes from the days of the early printing presses where colors were applied in single, consecutive layers that were then left to dry until the print was complete. Today, it's considered a standard design mode since it's still used by professional printers.
RGB stands for red, green, and blue. RGB refers to the colored light on our computer monitors that displays everything we see. With millions of colors available, you can achieve way more artistically.
To change the Color Mode in Photoshop from RGB to CMYK:
First, Merge all the layers.
Then go to Image > Mode and select CMYK. Save your file in a high-resolution format or talk with your printer for more help.
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