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PS. If you know you will be converting your colors to CMYK, you should do this in your color palette. I find it gives the most accurate conversion, however it will NEVER be the same. That's why Pantone is Pantone and people use their inks rather than cmyk. And then do your conversion.


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TBH, there's no simple way to answer this unless you really understand the printing process. I don't know how much or how little you know, but being that you asked the question I will break it down. Here goes. The Pantone colors you see on your computer only emulate what will actually print once the ink hits the paper. Each PMS color you chose create what's ...


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The difference in color conversion can happen when you use some online conversion service. Another possibility: the designer who prepared your files (since you seem to imply there's a color guideline) may have modified the color slightly. If you notice the CMYK recipe is way more "printer friendly" and frank than the conversion, and that color on coated ...


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I'll try to answer with some generalities first, because the background info seems like it would help in this case. PANTONE matching ink colors can't be converted perfectly to RGB or CMYK, but there's more than one reason why that is. RGB as you probably know, applies only to light, and making colors from the three light primaries: Red, Green and Blue. The ...


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A different solution: use the excellent Xscope app (if you're on a Mac, that is). http://xscopeapp.com/ It has a Loupe tool, which overlaps any screen under your cursor with crosshair showing the exact color value of that pixel in many different color spaces (and HSL is one of them!). So you just hover the cursor over different parts of the image and ...


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Apparently you can download from Adobe itself: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optional-file-format-plugins.html It's the one called Electric Image & HSBHSL (Optional Multiplugin)


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You could create a script that does this for you. Start extendscript toolkit and run following in Photoshop: var fgc = app.foregroundColor; alert(hsb_to_hsl(fgc.hsb)) // http://stackoverflow.com/a/31851617/1335032 // Note: HSB and HSV is same thing function hsb_to_hsl(color) { var h = color.hue; var s = color.saturation/100; var v = ...



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