Creating a color separation with YRGBK 3

Creating a Color Separation with YRGBK 3

• See YRGBK3 Settings for a description of all settings and options.

When YRGBK3 is first Launched, from the script menu or the actions palette, the main window is displayed with only two tabs visible: Settings and Options.

Select the Options
Start by clicking on the Options tab.
Under Generate Channels you can select the channels you want to generate for your color separation.
Click the Load Settings button
The load settings button opens a window that allows you to load custom and built in presets. Presets can modify and save all the settings in the program, including values in the hidden tabs. To start, select a Preset in the dropdown menu.
Select the channels
Under Generate Channels you can select the channels you want to generate for your color separation. Presets congfigure the Generate Channel options automatically for different separation types.
Select the More Options check box
Select the More Options check box and click Load Settings to display the hidden tabs. click OK in the pop up window with or without making a selection. The hidden tabs allow the separation settings to be fully customized.

Settings and Preview
• Preview the Settings

Click back to the settings tab and select the Preview button. The program will run on a smaller version of your file and display it in the Preview window.

• The Preview Window

The preview displayed is an actual separation generated by the current settings. Click Ok, the preview is now displayed as a thumbnail image in the setting tab. The color boxes on the right are the color channels used to generate the image.

• Adjust the Settings

The Density, Saturation and Brightness sliders are the primary controls and can be used to increase the range of color that prints at 100% (Density), change the Brightness of the image (Brightness), and adjust the amount of Color (Saturation).

The sliders and values in the settings tab can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the final separation, so making small measured changes is the best approach.


The Reset, Save and Cancel buttons

To reset the values in the script click the Reset button. The Reset button loads the last saved settings. Settings are saved when the OK or Save Settings button is clicked.

A new preview is generated when the Preview button is clicked. When the cancel button is clicked the script closes without saving.

Click OK
Once you have a preview that looks good click OK to run the separation on the full image. Clicking the OK button automatically saves the current settings, which will be reloaded the next time the script is run. This allows you to make progressive improvements to your settings for a particular image, or to calibrate the output for a specific printing environment.
Making progressive changes
Test a small file first. For large file sizes it is best to run a smaller version of the image to determine the best settings for the project. This will reduce the processing needed to generate a preview as well as allowing a sample separation to be generated quickly.