How To Convert Between Color Modes In Photoshop, Convert Between Color Modes In Photoshop

I’m sure you have witnessed, just as I have, how many publications and kinh doanh materials that are no longer printed, residing only on the web. And though this is true, I still find myself with those few jobs per year that (thankfully) get published. Many designers will agree there is something special about print, myself included.Here is an excellent shortcut to lớn what could be a very long và tedious afternoon preparing your files for the printer. By implementing this small automation in Photoshop, you can take your enormous thư mục full of RGB images & convert them to CMYK images in a snap. No more will you have to xuất hiện individual files, restore them, và save them. It only takes a moment to lớn set up, & then with one click, your computer is doing all the work while you relax!

Let’s Get Started

All of these examples are done in Adobe Photoshop.

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Record an Action

This is where you will need to create an kích hoạt for the conversion. First, open an image, then open the Action Tab (Window > Actions).

Click ‘Create New Action’. It’s the icon at the bottom of the palette that looks like a page of the paper.


Name the kích hoạt in the text field và click the ‘Record’ button.


Photoshop is recording, so select ‘Image > Mode > CMYK Color’, then hit the ‘Stop’ button in the kích hoạt Tab. The action is now created, ready for the next step.

Create a Batch

To batch convert a folder of images, select ‘File > Automate > Batch...’ và the following window opens.

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Choose the ‘Convert RGB to lớn CMYK’ action from the drop-down menu. Choose the source thư mục where your images are stored, then choose a destination folder where Photoshop will save the converted images. Or, if you’ve already packaged this job and can overwrite your files, you can select the same folder.

Click the ‘OK’ button, và the batch process will start. The speed of this task depends on the number of images in your folder.

And here’s a bonus, the action you created will be saved in your drop-down list.

Next time all you have to vì is run the automation, leaving you time to grab a cup of coffee while your computer gets the job done.

Here is a little side note of what I do to save a step later. In my case, I have a catalog that resides on the web. The packaged folder contains a Links thư mục with the RGB images. I package my document again, this time adding 'Print' to the thư mục name. Now I have two packaged or collected folders that contain my files.

This way, when I batch all of the images in the Links thư mục of the Print version, I can replace the images with the CMYK versions. When I open the file, I am asked, “Do you want khổng lồ relink?” I answer, “Yes”. That way, all of the images are updated at once. Now I have one catalog (and all of the supporting files) for the web & one for print.

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