Hello Graphic Designers,
Thank you for this helpful board.
I have this weird color related print related question. My situation is, I am doing some layout changes of a bitmap black and white comic book. However, I found that I could not modify the bitmap pages unless I made them into color, at least greyscale.
I didn't see a lot of information when searching Google or YouTube regarding my concerns, but perhaps someone here can answer.
1) Is there a way to modify bitmap images without changing the color mode? (Add layers over and under, erase, add text)
2) Since I did end up changing the color mode from Bitmap to Greyscale to edit, is this going to cause problems later on when I print my book? (As in, mis-matching blacks, incompatibility, etc)
3) Can I change it back from greyscale to Bitmap now that I am done with my edits? (I only need the comic book to be black and white, but it is not letting me change the color mode back)
4) And if I do manage to change it back to Bitmap, will my edits made during my Greyscale phase be a different black and need to be altered? And is there a way to make the entire document have the same consistent black? (I got worried after reading about all these blacks and how they can ruin print jobs if you pick the wrong one)
Sorry for the questions if they are noobish. Thank you for your assistance, Angie