Saving the image for four-color printing
Before you save a Photoshop file for use in a four-color publication, you must change the image to CMYK color mode in order to print your publication correctly in four-color process inks. You’ll use the Mode command to change the image color mode.
For more information about converting between color modes, see Photoshop Help.
- Choose Image > Mode > CMYK Color.
- If you use Adobe InDesign to create your publications, you can skip the rest of this process and just choose File > Save. InDesign can import native Photoshop files, so there is no need to convert the image to TIFF format.
- If you are using another layout application, you must save the photo as a TIFF file.
- Choose File > Save As.
- In the Save As dialog box, choose TIFF from the Format menu.
- Click Save.
- In the TIFF Options dialog box, select the correct Byte Order for your operating system and click OK.
The image is now fully retouched, saved, and ready for placement in a page layout application.
For more information about file formats, see “About file formats,” page 229.