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Chapter 18. Managing Color from Monitor to Print > Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors

Setting Up Soft-Proof Colors

In the traditional publishing workflow, you print a hard proof of your document, and visually preview how the colors look. Then you sign off on the proof, and the press operator begins the run. In Photoshop, you can use color profiles to soft-proof the document. Color profiles are a way to display the colors of a specific device directly on your monitor. While not exact as a hard proof, it can go a long way to getting the colors of a CMYK document into the range of the output device. It's important to understand that the reliability of the soft-proof is directly dependent on the quality of your monitor. When you soft-proof a document, you're temporarily assigning a color profile to the document.


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