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Here's a trick I use for a lot of things, including your situation. I'm using Photoshop CS6 but this should apply to CS5 and earlier as well: Prepare an inverted black and white image... Convert to RGB if you're not already in RGB (Image > Mode > RGB) I know you want to use a CMYK color, but just bear with me on this. The next couple of steps don't work ...


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Vincent is correct, you can't really get a correct representation of CMYK (subtractive color process) on an RGB screen (additive color process), especially with certain colors like green. That said, most quality commercial printers will/should provide a printed color proof of some sort before printing the whole run. Definitely check with your printer (or ...


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Don't trust on-screen representations of CMYK. Like, ever. Even the most sophisticated .pdf viewers are bad at representing CMYK colours on an RGB screen. If you have created a proper .pdf with a proper colour profile, colours should be ok. The only ways you're ever going to be sure of how it's going to look when printed is either calibrating your monitor ...



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