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In Topic: Popups

27 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

I've pm'd those who mentioned seeing the pop-ups and two of the three said they've stopped, but I'm just wanting to make sure there aren't any residual issues with anyone. Also do you happen to remember what gallery page you were on when you were seeing them?


In Topic: Printed Color Doesn't Match On-Screen Color

13 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

I'm glad you were able to figure it out. It's too bad you have to get a new printer. Have fun shopping though!

In Topic: Printed Color Doesn't Match On-Screen Color

09 January 2014 - 11:39 PM

You're welcome! I hope it works! :)

In Topic: Printed Color Doesn't Match On-Screen Color

09 January 2014 - 10:58 AM

You can print in either RGB or CMYK mode, but CMYK will display colors more like what your printer will produce.
 
If your file is in RGB mode it has many more colors available. Monitors can display many more colors than a printer can produce with ink because they use red, green and blue light to achieve the colors you see on screen. If you convert the file to CMYK before printing you will be able to see on screen the closest representation of what will be printed because it is displaying the colors that can be achieved using cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink (which is what most inkjet printers use).
 
When you print you can either have PSE or your printer choose the color management settings. Having the printer manage the color is usually preferable because it has the most up to date drivers and profiles. You can adjust these settings by choosing:

File > Print
more options
Color Management (on the left)
in the Color Handling box choose
Printer Manages Colors 

You can read more from Adobe here on how to adjust these settings and other available options.

Scrap Girls files are saved in RGB mode because we optimize the files for use on digital devices as well as for printing. This allows us to create layouts with the most colors available for digital devices with close matches for printing. However when adjustments are applied to one of our optimized RGB files some of the colors can become out of gamut which means they can't be printed as seen on screen and the colors will be substituted with colors the printer can produce.

To alleviate this problem I save a version of my file in RGB mode (so I don't loose all the vibrant colors for digital versions) and then change a copy to CMYK (without flattening) and adjust as needed before printing. Since adjustments made to a file in CMYK mode will only create printable colors this allows me to make changes like hue and saturation adjustments, level adjustments and so forth as well as use blending modes without problems printing afterward.

Some RGB files will work fine with those type of adjustments and others won't. It just depends on which colors are used.

There are some great PSE tutorials from Adobe here:

Color Management Settings For The Best Print Output (sited above)

Setting Up Color Management

Color Tonal Correction Basics

Adjusting Color Saturation Hue and Vibrance

Hopefully this helps. :)

In Topic: Printed Color Doesn't Match On-Screen Color

08 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

The problem could also be caused by out of gamut colors. In PS there is an option to View > Gamut Warning but I don't think that is an available option in PSE. If you try changing your color profile to cymk then you can adjust the saturation and brightness to get the image to print what you see on screen.