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ICC Soft Proof - Gamut Warning?
BookSmart

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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Jul 31, 2007 9:03am PDT
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Panoramas (two page spread)
Tips and Tricks

In photoshop open new. set the size to the size of your book x 2 for width ex: large format landscape would be 11×26”. set dpi to 300, color white. open your photo in another frame. use the marquee select to choose the whole thing, copy & paste onto the blank. Dont worry if your picture is much smaller.

use the crop tool and chose “front image” from the toolbar on top. crop the image however you want – full bleed, 1 inch (more or less) on top or bottom…

Now you want to go Layer>flatten image. and save as “image”

get the crop tool again and type in the contraints – in this example 11×13” & crop to form your left page. It should bisect the image exactly. Save as “image – left page” or whatever.

Reopen “image” and repeat crop constraints to make the right page & save as “image-rt page”

In booksmart choose the full bleed template & add them one at a time. They should line up exactly, but if not you can zoom & move them a little to make them work

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Jul 30, 2007 3:32pm PDT
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