Color Separation: It’s More than Just a Mode Change in Photoshop!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Free for Printing Industries of America members
$29 for non-members

Webinar Overview

What's really happening when you convert images to CMYK? It seems simple enough with a mere mode change in Adobe Photoshop--but there's much more going on than meets the eye! Undercolor removal (UCR) and gray component replacement (GCR) are the main considerations when converting images from RGB to CMYK for print reproduction. Understanding the concepts of why they are needed, how they influence color in color separation, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are critical to successful color reproduction.

In this webinar, we'll will go under the hood using practical examples and visuals to provide a clear understanding of UCR and GCR techniques for color separation in print production.

You Will Learn

  • Color gamut comparison and RGB versus CMYK color space
  • How color is separated, gamut compression, and rendering intent
  • Undercolor Removal (UCR) color separation techniques
  • Gray component replacement (GCR) color separation techniques
  • Comparing UCR and GCR, when, why, and how to use

Who Should Attend

  • Prepress technicians
  • Press operators
  • Customer services representatives
  • Anyone who works with color reproduction

Webinar Presenter

Joe Marin
Vice President, Education and Training
Printing Industries of America