On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Claus Cyrny <claus.cy...@web.de> wrote:
> I need to provide a business card as PSD/
> CMYK: Web Coated (SWOP) V2. How do I
> go about there in Gimp 2.6.7 (Ubuntu 9.10)?
> I designed the card initially in Inkscape &
> will import it into Gimp as a PNG. This is
> actually the first time I am using a color profile,
> so any tips would be appreciated.
If the printer will accept PDF, I would design in Scribus and check
the color management tab when exporting the PDF. Change the 'Output
intended for' to 'Printer' and it will save a CMYK PDF. Don't mess
with the checkboxes.
If you have images to into Scribus, you can convert them to CMYK using
Or if the PSD is flat, you might consider just converting that to
CMYK (via imagemagick) as an alternate solution.
Also - be sure you have the package 'icc-profiles' installed through
apt. Oops - I just reread, and you are going to have to download the
SWOP profile from Adobe's web site (get the windows version):
You need to extract them to "$prefix/share/Scribus/profiles" as described here:
Although I'm not 100% sure how to make sure that the SWOP profile is
specified/embedded. I'm going to play around with it a little - if I
find anything out, I'll post back.
 - the last time I tried to use imagemagick on a layered PSD I ran
into problems, but it's been quite some time.
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