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Old 09-09-2002, 09:29 PM
Jon Jon is offline
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Need help with PS

Hello all!

Question, when using PS 7.0... when selecting the menu item

View/Proof Setup/ Working CMYK is always selected as the default. How can I have it default to something else like Monitor RGB or Windows RGB?

Thanks for your help! I looked all over the place and couldn't find how to change that. Obviously, everyplace but the right place....
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Old 09-09-2002, 09:58 PM
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Try closing all open images in PS, choosing the default setup you want, closing PS, then restart PS. If the document you are proofing has an imbedded profile, it can override the default settings, as well.
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Old 09-09-2002, 10:15 PM
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I don't have PS7 and I'm not all that familiar with this, but is this default menu setting somehow associated with some sort of color space preference? Just a thought.

FWIW if there's no workaround, you can program an action (linked, for example, to an Fkey) that will set it to the desired value. Use "Insert menu item" when you record the action if you go this route. I just recorded one as a test. Works dandy.
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Old 09-13-2002, 08:07 PM
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Proof Setup

To create a custom proof setup:

1 Choose View > Proof Setup > Custom.

If you want the custom proof setup to be the default proof setup for documents, close all document windows before choosing the View > Proof Setup > Custom command.

2 Select Preview to display a live preview of the proof settings in the document while the Proof Setup dialog box is open. This preview appears only when you enable the Proof Colors command.

3 To use an existing proof setup as a starting point, choose it from the Setup menu. If the desired setup does not appear in the menu, click Load to locate and load the setup.

4 For Profile, choose the color profile for the device for which you want to create the proof.

5 If the proof profile you chose uses the same color mode as the document, do one of the following:

Select Preserve Color Numbers to simulate how the document will appear without converting colors from the document space to the proof profile space. This simulates the color shifts that may occur when the document's color values are interpreted using the proof profile instead of the document profile.
Deselect Preserve Color Numbers to simulate how the document will appear if colors are converted from the document space to their nearest equivalents in the proof profile space in an effort to preserve the colors' visual appearances. Then specify a rendering intent for the conversion. (See Specifying a rendering intent.)

6 If needed, select any of the following:

Simulate Paper White to preview, in the monitor space, the specific shade of white exhibited by the print medium described by the proof profile. Selecting this option automatically selects the Simulate Ink Black option.
Simulate Ink Black to preview, in the monitor space, the actual dynamic range defined by the proof profile.

The availability of these options depends on the proof profile chosen. Not all profiles support both options.

7 To save your custom proof setup as a preset proof setup, click Save. To ensure that the new preset appears in the View > Proof Setup menu, save the preset in the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Color/Proofing folder (Windows) or the System Folder/Application Support/Adobe/ Color/Proofing folder (Mac OS).

8 Click OK.

For more info go to
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0\Help\Help.htm
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Old 09-13-2002, 08:18 PM
Scott Rudy Scott Rudy is offline
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Proof Setup

Sorry, I forgot to mention that the proof setup is basically the same in PS7 as IN PS6. It all has to do with color management, monitior calibration, soft proof.
(Look in the Adobe Help under Proof Setup)

Also check out this information site about color management, calibration, and soft proof, it's for PS6 but should work just fine for PS7.
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