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Old 01-02-2010, 06:57 PM
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bringing in out of gamut areas

I know this is a basic question, but I was wondering what is the best technique to bring in an out of gamut area?

What i am doing now is turning on the out of gamut warning. Then creating a hue/saturation adjustment layer and removing saturation until the warning glow is removed from the image. Then I create a layer mask, invert it, and paint in the areas where the warning glow is, in order to selectively remove it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:50 PM
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Re: bringing in out of gamut areas

Since no one else has replied, I will bite ... and I will admit that I am confused ...

I never worked with out of gamut warning before, so I went to the PS help and searched ...

It was interesting, and I learned something :-) There is discussion on the Luminous-Landscape link that the gamut warning feature may not be all that helpful, might want to give it a read ...

As a note, and I don't know that this is helpful, but you can create a saturation mask ... it has been a long time since I needed/used a saturation mask and I had forgotten how to do it so I did a web search, the first couple of links have the info well laid out. This link was the easiest read ...

Best Regards
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:08 AM
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Re: bringing in out of gamut areas

Kkamin, Welcome to RetouchPro! Explore and Enjoy!

The need to control gamut output depends on how you plan to use/print your image. Is this something that will be printed on a 4 color process press (brochure, magazine etc.)? If so, there really isn't much you can do to get highly saturated colors. It's just the nature of the beast. There are some techniques to improve saturation if you are outputting to a wide format printer (such as printing giclee canvas) that involve calabrating your monitor and HSB controls.

If you are going to the web, then SRgb is the best option for color matching. It is also good for photo printing at a lab, or box store but check with your photo printer for their preference.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:25 AM
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Re: bringing in out of gamut areas

The Adobe white paper "Preparing Images for Delivery" by Jeff Schewe includes (briefly) his method for dealing with out of gamut issues.
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