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4.3 More Proofing Options

In this lesson, we're going to discuss how to proof your image before you print it. And we'll be working in the bottom of our Image Preview pane here with these three main options. Now, earlier in the course, I mentioned you could proof your image while you're working, using the proof setup and proof colors options. At the bottom of our preview window here in our Photoshop Print Settings dialogue box, we have additional options. The first option is Match Print Colors. Now this option is available when you set Photoshop to manage your file's color, which is what we've done. If you select this option, you will be able to see the image colors as they will actually print. And as I mentioned previously, this is helpful when you're selecting a printer profile as well. The next option you have is the gamut warning. Now this option is available when you select match print colors. And it will highlight in gray any colors that are out of gamut in your photo. And it can be a little difficult to see, so you do have to look closely. And next you have Show Paper White. This option simulates the color of the actual paper you will be using, as determined by the selected printer profile. At this point, you'll either print your file, in which case Photoshop will apply the print setting that you gave it, or you can select done, in which case this dialogue box will close, but Photoshop will retain your print settings. So your settings are preserved without printing. And if you select cancel, the dialogue box will close down and none of your settings will be saved. At this point, you can go ahead and print your image. And that brings us to the end of this lesson. In this lesson we discussed some additional proofing options for your image before you print it. This also concludes this chapter, and in this chapter, we explored the print settings available to you for desktop printing. So let's move on to the next chapter, which will also be our concluding chapte. We'll review the concepts that we've discussed and tie everything together

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