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Confidently identify color shifts before you flatten a file

Added on Friday 27th of April 2007 01:40 am EST
 

Application:

Photoshop 7/CS/CS2

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

 

I just spent 10 hours working on a collage for the front of my company’s annual report. When I flattened the file to save it as a TIFF for my layout program, the colors shifted dramatically. Is there a way I can identify what caused this and prevent this from happening?

 

 

 

 

But don’t leave the appearance of your artwork to chance, take charge and identify any color shifts in your image as you work on it. From time to time, produce a merged layer containing a flattened version of your work and check to see if any of the layer styles or blending modes you’ve used are causing color shifts when the file is flattened.

 

 

To create a merged layer:

1.       Turn off the visibility for any layers you don’t want included in the merged layer. Photoshop CS/CS2 users proceed to step 3.

2.      If you’re using Photoshop 7, click on the Create A New Layer button create_new located at the base of the Layers palette to create a new layer, and keep that layer active.