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Chapter 9. Photoshop Color Management > Soft Proofing in Photoshop 7

Soft Proofing in Photoshop 7

With proper calibration and custom profiles, you can get a good idea of what a printed image will look like by using Photoshop's View, Proof Colors command. Keep in mind, however, that soft proofing, previewing images onscreen, is no substitute for an actual printed proof.

Soft Proofing Versus Hard Proofing

Soft proofing, in a perfect world, would enable you to see onscreen exactly what comes off the press or, for that matter, what visitors to your Web site see. In reality, even with expert calibration and precise custom profiles, simulating the CMYK of ink on paper with the RGB of a monitor is still at best a simulation. Hard proofs, whether laminates or wet prints, are still necessary for most jobs.


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