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Lesson 12. Producing and Printing Consis... > Saving the image as a separation

Saving the image as a separation

In this part of the image, you'll learn how to save the image as a separation, so that it can print out in separate cyan, magenta, yellow, and black plates.

1.
With 12Start.tif still selected, choose File > Save As.

2.
Choose Photoshop EPS from the Format menu.

Saving the file in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) format changes the file from an RGB image to a CMYK image. This enables you to select the Use Proof Setup option to save the image as CMYK.

Note

To switch the image and view the difference between the RGB and CMYK versions, you can choose Image > Mode > CMYK Color.

3.
Select Use Proof Setup.

A warning appears, indicating that some data won't be saved. As described earlier in the lesson, this is because some of the colors in the file will be shifted from the RGB gamut of the original file to the CMYK gamut of the Photoshop EPS file.

It is useful to tag an image so that you can preserve the color management settings. This helps maintain color consistency when, for example, you move the image to another application or system.

4.
Select Embed Color Profile to save the image as a tagged file.

Tip

You can choose Embed Color Profile to save any untagged document with a color profile.

5.
Name the file 12Start.eps and click Save.

6.
Click OK on the EPS Options dialog box that appears.

7.
Choose File > Open, and open the 12Start.eps file, located in the Lessons/Lesson12 folder.

Notice that 12Start.eps is now a CMYK file. You are done using the TIF and copy versions of the file and can close them now.

8.
Choose File > Save to save the changes before closing 12Start.tif and 12Start copy.tif.


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