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Improving RGB Softproofs and CMYK Preview when on a PC:


The directions for getting better RGB Soft Proofs on page 112 and the directions for Getting Exact CMYK Soft Proofs on page 121 of Photoshop 5 Artistry need some minor changes to work correctly on the PC. They work fine on the Mac. Here are the changes for PC users. By the way, thanks to AMD and their speedy K7 chipset, which I have been testing, I now have a very fast PC in my studio with both Windows 98 and NT available!

Changes to directions on page 112 for PC users:
Step 4. Ignore the part about 8BST, since you can't set this on the PC, and edit the suffix of the RAW file that you create to be ".AST". Ignore the warning message that comes up saying "Some Image Data..." and save anyhow.
Step 9. Ignore the part about 8BST, since you can't set this on the PC, and edit the suffix of the RAW file that you create to be ".AST". Ignore the warning message that comes up saying "Some Image Data..." and save anyhow.

Changes to directions on page 121 for PC users:
Step 4. Ignore the part about 8BST, since you can't set this on the PC, and edit the suffix of the RAW file that you create to be ".AST". Ignore the warning message that comes up saying "Some Image Data..." and save anyhow.

The Photoshop calibration files you initially need to do the above preview improvements can be found when using NT at C/Program Files/Adobe/Photoshop 5.0/Goodies/Calibration. The ICM files, color profiles on the PC side, can be found on NT at C/Winnt/System32/Color.

Adjusting your monitor for RGB soft proofs may or may not improve the way images on the screen match your printed results. I have found it improves my monitor previews for my Epson 1200 when I'm using the Monaco custom profile to make prints. I also used the techniques on page 121 to fine tune my CMYK previews when printing Photoshop 5 Artistry. Try these techniques and let me know if they help your situation. Have Fun!



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