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Krystal
posted this on March 02, 2012 10:35 AM

Soft-Proofing in Photoshop Mac & PC

Before you can even begin to soft-proof, you must first ensure that your monitor is freshly calibrated and that you are viewing your monitor in well-lit, neutral, daylight-rated lighting. Without these measures, soft proofing will not be possible!

Step 1: Download ICC

Visit www.prodpi.com/download to download our soft-proofing ICC profiles. Click to download the folder of our three available ICC profiles ("ProDPI-Luster-12in and smaller" , "ProDPI-Luster-16in and Larger" and "ProDPI Pearl". Store the three downloaded files in the path specified for your operating system.

 

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Store the three downloaded files in the path specified for your operating system:

For Mac users: Macintosh HD\Library\ColorSync\Profiles
For PC users: C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color

The profiles are now on your machine, however, you may need to close Photoshop and re-open for the profiles to appear in the Proof Setup menu.

Follow the instruction for your operating system.

Mac Users

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In Photoshop, go to:

1) View.
2) Proof Setup.
3) Custom.

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This will open a window that will let you select the profile you would like to soft-proof. Select the settings as shown in the image above (with the appropriate paper size, paper type as the "Device to Simulate"). Click OK.

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Now you may use the keyboard shortcut of Command+Y to toggle between softproofing ON and OFF.

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The header of the open file will indicate when softproofing is on. See above comparison.

PC Users

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In Photoshop, go to:

1) View.
2) Proof Setup.
3) Custom.

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This will open a window that will let you select the profile you would like to soft-proof. Select the settings as shown in the following image (with the appropriate paper size, paper type as the "Device to Simulate"). Click OK.

 

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Now you may use the keyboard shortcut of Command+Y to toggle between softproofing ON and OFF.

The header of the open file will indicate when softproofing is on.