Correcting color

Color correction adjusts screen colors to display them as accurately as possible. If you only correct the display colors, then the on-screen colors are adjusted according to your monitor's color profile. If you display colors as they will print, then the on-screen colors are adjusted according to your monitor and your printer's color profiles. The color matching mode determines how colors are adjusted when corrections are necessary.

To color correct display colors

1 Click Tools, Color Management.

2 Enable the Calibrate Colors For Display check box.

• This check box must be enabled in order to use color management.

To display colors as they will print

1 Follow steps 1 to 2 from the previous procedure.

2 Enable the Display Simulated Printer Colors check box.

3 Do one of the following:

• Click the Simulate Composite Printer button to display colors as they will print on a composite printer.

• Click the Simulate Separations Printer button to display colors as they will print on a printer that uses color separations.

To change the color matching mode

1 Follow step 1 from the "To color correct display colors" procedure.

2 In the list of categories, click General.

3 Choose one of the following from the Color Matching Mode list box:

• Saturation

• Perceptual

You won't see the effects of changing the color mode on screen if color correction is not enabled.

Viewing out-of-gamut colors

When enabled, the gamut alarm, overlays out-of-gamut colors with a warning color.

The bright yellow portions of the chair and hat represent out-of-gamut colors.

The bright yellow portions of the chair and hat represent out-of-gamut colors.

To enable the gamut alarm

1 Click Tools, Color Management.

2 Enable the Highlight Colors Out Of Printer Gamut check box.

To change the warning color

1 Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous procedure.

2 Choose a color from the Warning Color picker.

3 Move the transparency slider to set the transparency of the warning color.

To view out-of-gamut colors in the Palette Editor

1 Click Window, Color Palettes, Palette Editor.

2 Click on one of the following:

3 In the Select Color dialog box, click Options, Gamut Alarm.

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