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Old 05-05-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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As usual, I'm having to tweak some artwork that's been sent in, but I'm really not a pro when it comes to Photoshop. He's told me the colour he wants is 0b131d: what's that in CMYK or RGB?

   
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As usual, I'm having to tweak some artwork that's been sent in, but I'm really not a pro when it comes to Photoshop. He's told me the colour he wants is 0b131d: what's that in CMYK or RGB?
rgb(11,19,29)
There must be an easy way to find out in Photoshop. If you know about it of course!

   
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It looks like a hex value, but its so low that it's almost black.
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Googling "color converter" hoiks up this right off:

http://www.yellowpipe.com/yis/tools/...-converter.php

Better yet, it thinks Bo's conversion is right.

   
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Better yet, it thinks Bo's conversion is right.
It just had to happen sooner or later!

   
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The world is SO slow in catching up with us savants. Tsk.

   
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I decided to remake the layout in InDesign, as it generally takes as long to push and pull Photoshop layers around to fit. What's the proper way of saving a layer object (such as a picture) as a PSD or tiff so I can place it in ID?

I do it like this, which seems awfully long-winded:
- Select the layer object and show its transform box so you can see the object's edges.
- Draw a marquee around it.
- Copy the object and paste it into a new Photoshop document.
- Save the document as a PSD or tiff.
- Be grateful there are only 10 or so of the buggers!

I suppose I could paste into InDesign instead, but I don't think I could subsequently edit the object if I needed to.

   
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robin: What's the proper way of saving a layer object (such as a picture) as a PSD or tiff so I can place it in ID?
My working images are always layered PSD files and then for ID, I would flatten the PSD file, save as a TIFF and then do a Place in ID. I never use layered TIFF files and why take up all that "room" in ID with layered PSD files?

I also tried to make sure that the TIFF file was the correct size for the ID document generally resizing the layered PSD (probably saving a copy of that resized PSD file) and then flattening and saving as a TIFF...

I was always taught that doing a Place was the best approach but...

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I do more or less what you do, but always save as PSD because InDesign handles them at least as well as it does TIFFs, and when you need to go backwards and forwards, it's just simpler. Also, when I work on clients' JPEGs, I save as PSD for printing, so it makes sense to use the same file format all the time.

I don't envy you the job. I'm not all that good at using marquees, so that's the hardest part of the exercise for me.

   
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