How To: Using Adobe Suite To Convert Rgb To Cmyk In 8 Steps


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CMYK is an acronym for cyan, yellow, magenta và key (black). When a file is using CMYK color format, every màu sắc used in the file will be some sort of combination of the 3 main colors (cyan, magenta & yellow).

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Combining CMYK lớn print your images is a lot lượt thích painting, you start with a trắng canvas and add/mix these primary colors to lớn create the color renderings you want. prints your books using offset printing machines to lớn achieve the best image-quality possible. Offset printing requires each image from your book to have a custom plate created, which acts like a “stamp.” Colors are then layered on the plate and pressed onto paper lớn create a final image.

RGB is an acronym for red, green, blue. A tệp tin using RGB format creates colors with the mixture of red, green, and blue, where when combined they make trắng (opposite of CMYK where the colors combined make black). RGB is generally used for files being viewed on the computer or screens.

How can I convert my file?

Converting your tệp tin is pretty simple using Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial was done on a PC, though these 8 steps work the same on Mac & PC. If you don’t have Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign is a great alternative using the same steps. This can also be done in Adobe Photoshop, although this is not the recommended program & steps may look slightly different.

Step 1:

Start by opening the Adobe Illustrator app và uploading your files. Lớn upload click on the “Open” button on the left side of the screen (you can also go khổng lồ the đứng top left corner & click on “File.” Scroll down khổng lồ “open” and click).

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Step 2:

A screen will pop up prompting you to lớn pick a file from your computer. Select the file you wish lớn convert và click “Open.” You can upload any file type that Adobe will allow (a .pdf file will most likely be the easiest tệp tin to upload & convert).


Step 3:

Once your file is open, you will go to lớn “File” & click “Save As…


Step 4:

A saving screen will pop up. From here you select the destination on your computer where you want to save the document. Make sure the file type is phối as Adobe PDF. Click “Save.”


Step 5:

A new Adobe pop-up will appear. Here you will change the PDF Preset from “Custom” to lớn “PDF/x-4.”


Step 6:

These last steps are the most important. Next on the left hand side click “Output.” This will bring you to a new settings page.


Step 7:

On this page, change the màu sắc Conversion from “No Conversion” to “Convert lớn Destination (Preserve Numbers).” vì NOT change it khổng lồ “Convert to lớn Destination” unless you really know your stuff, as this will require some fiddling with colors & numbers.


It should automatically fill out the “Output Intent Profile Name” as “Working CMYK – U.S website Coated SWOP v2.” If the printers can send you a profile for their press, then that’s the best one lớn convert to. More often, however, the printer will not, or they will suggest that you use a generic CMYK profile. If you don’t know the printer profile we suggest keeping it as “U.S. Website Coated SWOP v2.”

Step 8:

Lastly, you will click “Save PDF


A pop-up window will appear, just click “OK” and your tệp tin will be saved khổng lồ your computer.


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We want lớn make this process as fast và easy as possible, so you can focus more on your book. We will continue posting blogs for our “How To” series with more formatting help. Or you can take a look at our other blog posts featuring more tips & help for self-published authors.