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Design in 60 Seconds: How to Use Lab Color Mode

This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Seamless Patterns
Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Smart Objects

Got a Minute?

In this entry for our Design in 60 Seconds series, we take a look at the Lab Color Mode.

Maybe you've heard of the Lab color mode, but never really knew what it was or why to use it. It's actually the color model that most closely approximates human vision and has a much larger color gamut than either RGB or CMYK. (By the way, it isn't pronounced as "lab." You say each letter just as you would with RGB or CMYK.)

If you've got just a minute, I'll tell you how it works.

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