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    .Jpegs are darker?

    I've noticed that whenever I save a completed project as a .Jpeg, the image comes out drastically darker than what I had originally drawn it, and oftentimes that can ruin an otherwise good image.

    Is there any way in getting around this?

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    I just took a .psd and saved it as a jpg (max quality) and put it next the .psd and I'm sorry but I can't tell the difference. Maybe it's because my paintings aren't detailed enough for that but I've never had that problem. Maybe it has to do with the type of color mode you work in. I'm not sure dude.

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    yeah, color mode can make a difference in some cases. a greyscale saved as a JPEG and viewed via the web will have its values and contrast screwed because the browser has to convert the GS to RGB for display. other color modes may have similar issues. a solution is to always convert to RGB in PS before making your JPEG, and use the highest Quality setting you can afford in terms of bandwidth/loading time considerations.

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    It's a color management issue. You've probably got PS set up with a gamma of 1.8 (mac and print standard) and everything else is using a gamma of 2.2 (Windows and video standard). Read up on Photoshop color management for how to fix this (if you want to).


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    I seriously have to start reading up on the important parts of the helpfile.

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    Yes, that was the issue- my PS was somehow set up with not even 1.8 but 1.0. Finally fixed the issue and all of my art looks the way it should now- thanks a bunch to you all!

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    you arent flattening the layers before you save are you? i used to do that in my pre 8 days-- caused a lot of problems but you'd see them before you saved out..

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    Hi alichan,

    I have a question, really stupid one. I'm totally new to this. So far I don't do anything on the computer, I only used paper and pencil, but I want to scan some of my pictures and upload them. They are too big though. How can I make them smaller?

    I moved away from what seemed to be the black whole of creativity (FL), and drawing is back in my everyday.
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    Open the file in Photoshop go to Image (next to file) and then Image Size or if you're using CS2 press ctrl+alt+I.

    If you don't know a lot about pixels and such put it on percent and shrink it by those standards. Make sure the "contrain proportions" box is checked so you don't fuck up the aspect ratio.

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    Diagrax, try this before you start the painting and every time you re-open it in PS:
    View > Proof Setup > RGB Monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diagrax View Post
    Yes, that was the issue- my PS was somehow set up with not even 1.8 but 1.0. Finally fixed the issue and all of my art looks the way it should now- thanks a bunch to you all!
    Were did you find these settings? My painting looks lighter in Photoshop, but it turns much darker in every other windows application, especially Windows Photo Gallery.

    The first one is Photoshop:

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    I think many people will be happy to find there IS a simple, quick solution to fixing this.

    1) Go to Edit>Color Settings... and fill in the following settings. Press OK.

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    2) Go to View>Proof Setup...>Custom and fill in the following settings if you have a Mac. If you have a Windows, choose the "sRGB with a bunch of numbers" setting instead of the "Apple RGB" setting. Press OK.

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    3) If ever you open an image with a different color setting, convert it to your working space.

    I learned this from this website.
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    I'm sort of having this problem, its been driving me nuts for ages, the problem isnt with images being darker though- its the colours. When i save for web the images come out far more vibrantly green/blue than i painted them at. When i grab hold of the window to move it around, it changes to a completely different colour setup- usually more saturated and vibrant- its this version which saves out, and its an absolute pain in the ass because i cant tell WTF are the real colours. I thought i'd fixed it a few weeks back, but its not gone away, and its ruining my bloody life - im in the middle of a project and colour accuracy is key when im sending finished images off to people on the other side of the world, where i cant say ' that should be a bit more yellow' until its too late.

    This only happens in photoshop, painter doesnt care, flash is none the wiser. I've tried converting to profiles, using 16 bit instead of 8, the lot, it all ends in disaster.

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    i have that prolem sometimes but my images end up more yellow, really puts you off doing digi art when u cant be sure bout what other people are seeing of your art.

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