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Blending modes work fundamentally different in CMYK vs RGB. This is basically down to the different ways that each color mode works and is why you see the difference. There is more in-depth discussion on the issue in this previous Q&A: Is CMYK mode not ideal for designs with blending mode? The reason it is always printing as you see it in CMYK is ...
You'll probably lose some color contrast once you convert from RGB to CYMK. Some colors shift slightly depending on the rendering intent & the cmyk color profile you pick. That's why pre-press production (from RGB to CMYK) is a good skill to have. Someone like Cartier-Bresson was an excellent photographer but he had nothing to do with the final quality ...
Sounds like you're doing it right to me. 1) Tiff files are pretty much standard, as far as print-ready PDFs go. In my experience, anyway. They are an uncompressed image format, so you will always have a large file size. 2) If you are printing in CMYK, to play it safe, your artwork should all be CMYK as well. Otherwise, you might end up with undesired ...
You can do this: Edit> Convert to profile. This way you can fine tune your CMYK settings, and you will not loose any layers. However, if something will be CMYK it's better to start in CMYK, to avoid any color shifts, which can happen even if your RGB colors are within the CMYK range. Hope this helps!
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