I'm an eCommerce entrepreneur designing packaging for my product and have encountered a problem while wanting to print some packaging with a printing factory.
They accept only CMYK color mode, so everything must be converted to that.
The main element I'm having trouble with is the texture I'm using, as seen below.
My color scheme is blue, so naturally, I want this texture to be that too. When I've got an image like this and want to change its color, I've learned the Photoshops colorize tool works very well.
Within Photoshop I would simply hit "Hue, Saturation, Lightness" as shown above.
Then I would hit the checkbox colorize, and change the hue, saturation and lightness values until I've found shade and tone that I like.
All is good. However when I then convert this from RBG to CMYK, then the color changes dramatically. Almost like less saturated, or put through the washing machine lol.
If I go back to the start and change the original texture to CMYK color mode from the beginning, and then proceed to colorize, I reach the same "washed out" color. With CMYK color mode, I can't seem to reach the light blue color I really want. Above is the best I could achieve with every possible value of hue, saturation, and lightness.
I've spent over 5 hours trying lots of different things, and I'm just a bit fed up at the moment. Surely I should be able to achieve the light blue color, but maybe it's not through photoshops colorize tool.
That's why I've come here to get some help outside of my scope of awareness, and would really appreciate any help! :)