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ICC Soft Proof - Gamut Warning?

So I loaded the Bonsai Guy’s ICC profile into Photoshop & soft proofed my images. When I turn on the gamut warning on some of them all hell breaks loose. In one the entire sky is grayed out.

What does this mean exactly? I know that the press will replace it with another, hopefully similar color, but what are my options? Should I replace the color? I don’t want an overly photoshopped image, but I also don’t want the sky to appear purple.

Suggestions on using this tool?

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Posted by
Nimsat
Jul 31, 2007 9:03am PDT
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Hello Nimsat,

Good question! What the grey area means is that the color selected in not within the printer’s color gamut and would not be replicated exactly.

While you could replace the color, this tends to be a rather invasive measure. I would suggest adding an adjustment layer with a curves filter or a levels adjustment to modify the image to taste.

Hope that helps,

-Ben

Senior Technical Support Specialist

Posted by
bmartinek
Jul 31, 2007 5:11pm PDT
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