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If I import an image from Photoshop with a particular CMYK background color (as an example) will it match the same CMYK color selected in Freehand MX when printed on any printer? In other words so that the printed border between the bitmap image edge and an adjacent Freehand solid is seamless? MacOSX 10.3.3, Freehand MX (v11.02) Thanks much, James...

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    Default Bitmap image colors match FH colors?

    If I import an image from Photoshop with a particular CMYK background color (as
    an example) will it match the same CMYK color selected in Freehand MX when
    printed on any printer? In other words so that the printed border between the
    bitmap image edge and an adjacent Freehand solid is seamless?

    MacOSX 10.3.3, Freehand MX (v11.02)

    Thanks much, James


    imalbion Guest

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    Default Re: Bitmap image colors match FH colors?

    The fly in the ointment is 'printed on any printer'. If the printer accepts
    and interprets CMYK output, then the answer is yes, probably. However, many
    desktop inkjet printers use RGB input and convert that to proprietary inks.

    What printer or printers will you be printing to? Is it a Postscript
    printer? What does the printer doentation recommend? What is the intended
    final use for the artwork?

    Judy Arndt
    --
    FHMX 11.0.2 (Build 92)
    Mac G4, OS 10.3.3


    imalbion wrote:
    > If I import an image from Photoshop with a particular CMYK background color
    > (as an example) will it match the same CMYK color selected in Freehand MX when
    > printed on any printer? In other words so that the printed border between the
    > bitmap image edge and an adjacent Freehand solid is seamless?
    >
    > MacOSX 10.3.3, Freehand MX (v11.02)
    Judy Arndt Guest

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    Default Re: Bitmap image colors match FH colors?

    >an example) will it match the same CMYK color selected in Freehand MX when
    >printed on any printer? In other words so that the printed border between the
    >bitmap image edge and an adjacent Freehand solid is seamless?
    >
    > MacOSX 10.3.3, Freehand MX (v11.02)
    >
    > Thanks much, James
    >
    >
    >.
    >
    In my experience, if a percentage is, say, 3% in Photoshop, it could be
    actually 2.6% as Photoshop doesn't register fractions of a percent in
    it's info picker. This can cause a problem in the case you've mentioned
    when outputting to film.
    A simple work around if you're working with a flat tone/colour (and this
    works very well when dealing with Colour printer output) is from the
    Photoshop file, cut and save a reasonable size colour swatch (say, 2cm x
    2cm). Then, import that swatch into Freehand, paste inside the background
    object or send to background and just stretch (enlarge) the swatch to
    fill the background as desired. That way, you should have no perceivable
    difference from the image to the background.
    Bit of a "paperclip" fix but works well ;)

    Sack Guest

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