Photoshop CS2 - Color white shows up yellowish?

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  1. NPH

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    When I create a new image (File, New).. with a white background, the white background comes up yellowish.. ???

    I've tried playing around with the color profles/settings.. white seems white until I create a new file (white background shows yellowish)?

    How can I fix this?
     
  2. deusexaethera

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    Try printing out a blank image with the yellowish background, and see if it comes out yellowish on paper as well. It could be that Photoshop is using your screen's color profile to determine that it needs to counteract the bluish tint of the screen with a yellowish background, so that what you see onscreen will be the same on paper.
     
  3. JaJae

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    I've had a similar problem. I deleted my LCD drivers and it worked fine after that.
     
  4. NPH

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    how can I reset the color profles and correct this?
     
  5. Ebtromba

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    sounds like a monitor calibration issue maybe??
     
  6. JaJae

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    I'm pretty sure adobe has a program they install to your control panel to recalibrate it. Do a search in photoshop's help file to learn how.
     
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    Color syncing is a motherfucker. And even if you do it all right, you've still got to inspect print proofs. I hate printing.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Seriously, print out a blank image and see if it prints out yellowish or pure white. If it prints out white, then you're fine. It could be that what you expect to be white on your screen is actually slightly bluish (actually, is almost certainly is), and Adobe is compensating for that.
     
  9. NPH

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    Once I save it, the image shows white as white (outside of photoshop). It prints white too. :dunno:
    It's annoying as fuck under working conditions.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Okay, so Photoshop IS compensating for the bluish tint that all video screens tend to have. And when you print, the yellowish color is getting mapped back to pure white, so it should be fine.

    To see what I mean about the bluish tint, hold a piece of paper next to a screen with a blank white MSPaint bitmap open; you'll see how much bluer the screen is than the paper. Photoshop is ensuring that what you see will be what you get; you should thank it.
     

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