Print Preview and Soft Proofing
This Tip shows you how to set up the worksheet CTP to follow the same workflow you would use to print through a profile, and then shows how the reverse direction of the profile (the proofing direction) looks as you soft-proof through your monitor profile.
- Drag image into ColorThink Pro icon on desktop (Windows) or dock (Mac). This will automatically launch CTP and bring up the Color Worksheet.
- Click and drag your working space profile onto the profile question mark labeled "no profile embedded" so that your working space is the first profile in the workflow.
- Click and drag your printer profile onto the image. This will add the printer profile to the workflow.
- Click and drag your printer profile icon from where you just posted it, to a blank area to the right of the image. This will apply your printer profile again to the workflow.
- Click and drag your monitor profile to the end of the workflow.
- The magification button only works with the overlay and slice viewing options.
- Click the "Slice image across transforms" button and then click the until the desired magnification has been reached.
- Clicking and draging the image with the hand tool will allow you to reposition the image wherever you want.
- To maximize the image viewing area, minimize parts of the worksheet you won't use -- Workflows, Colors.
- If you have trouble using the click and drag method described here, you can also just click the + button to add a new profile to the workflow.
- When you view the image at the second step in the workflow, you are seeing what the image will look like when it gets printed through your printer.
- Viewing the image at the fourth step in the workflow will show you what your soft-proof will look like (in Photoshop).
- If your image has white in it, this procedure is useful to see what the printer profile is doing to the paper white when it gets printed.
- It is useful to keep in mind that all of the images you see are being channeled through your monitor profile. So, even in step two, you should not expect to view colors that are printable by your printer, but cannot be displayed on your monitor.