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Hour 5. Color Modes and Color Models > The Modes and Models of Color

The Modes and Models of Color

First, forget about Lab color. It's there. Photoshop uses it in the background, but you needn't concern yourself with it. The other three models, HSB, RGB, and CMYK, will have much greater impact on your work in Photoshop. The difference between the modes and the models is simple. The models are methods of defining color. Modes are methods of working with color based on the models. HSB is the only model without a directly corresponding mode. Otherwise, the other color models, CMYK and RGB, have corresponding modes in Photoshop. There are also modes for black and white, Grayscale, and limited color work.

The Photoshop modes available under Image, Modes are as follows:


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