Color seperating an image in photoshop?

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  1. 2000GT

    2000GT Active Member

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    Does this mean to just have the image in layers of colors. For example, if the image is black, blue and white - Have a layer for each color?
     
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    Traditional printing presses use 4 color banks to print 'Full color' prints. Its the Blue plus Yellow make Green theory...

    CMYK
    C=Cyan(light blue)
    M=Magenta(almost red)
    Y=Yellow and
    K=Black (not sure why K).
    Mixing any or all of them colors will create other colors.

    Then there is SPOT and PMS colors, halftones which is a whole other issue along with RGB.


    From Photoshop 7.0's help screens:
    "Color separation

    Artwork that will be commercially reproduced and that contains more than a single color must be printed on separate master plates, one for each color. This process is called color separation and most commonly uses cyan, yellow, magenta, and black (CMYK) inks. In Photoshop, you can adjust how the various plates are generated and create traps."
     

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