After we have Prepped our base image we are able to dive right into the 2 Pass Color Method.
With the 2 Pass Color method you will notice that we are able to follow the same procedure for any of the other colors.
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Alright, you guys, in today's video, we're gonna be looking at the actual method on the two parts colour or the, um uh, doubling up our colour and this will be in Photoshop. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za. We make short and easy to watch problem solving videos and we also have daily updates. Otherwise we head back into the programme here. So, like I mentioned today, we're gonna be looking at the actual method on adjusting the colours in the previous few videos we looked at why we want to use the double up colours and then also, um, how to set up our workflow. So everything is right. So with our image now to C m Y K. Now what we wanna do is adjust the actual colour to double the output of our yellow. Now, how are we gonna There is multiple ways we can go about it, but I'm gonna try to take the most simple way So you guys don't have to struggle by making selection layers and so forth. So now with our layer selected which, in your case, it might be called background. I'm gonna zoom in here so we can see here at the bottom. We've got these little icons on our layers panel. So I'm gonna go to this one with the adjustment layers. Um, we've got the delete new folder and then this one with this contrast. So I'm gonna click that, and then from the options I'm gonna go up to here the Channel mixer and then once we've selected that, you will notice it opened a new area on top here. I'm just gonna expand it a bit more so we can see a bit better. What's in it? Let's go to my colours. Maybe this one can go a bit smaller. Here we go. So now, under this actual menu, we have our output channel, so I'm just gonna go there. This is quite an important one. You might want to just go over here and start adjusting the yellow up, which what you wanna do is first select the right channel. So we're gonna go from Cyan, click on that, go down to yellow. And then if we navigate down to the yellow slider and we go right, You'll notice it's at 100. So and this is percent. So it's 100%. So now what we can do is we want to double it up, click the slider, or we can type in on top, and we just move this all the way till we get to 200. Now, as you can see on the right here, it's quite a lot more yellow. Now, you can also on your layers manual layers panel here with your, um uh, what do you call it? Adjustment layer. You can remove this eye and put it back on so we can see how we've doubled up the yellow. And then, um yeah, that's pretty much it. So we've got our adjustment layer, which is I'm just gonna name this Y Oh, let's make this, um maybe why 200%. So we know. OK, that was our layer. Then you can obviously save the actual P D file if you want to. So, a native file, if you want to still do some editing off it, I would recommend it because you might print and realise, OK, now I've added too much yellow so you can back it down a little bit, you know, with your taste prints. But, um, I'm not gonna do that right now because I don't need it for actual printing just for the actual tutorial. Then what you wanna do is our last little step here after we've gone and it's set adjustment. Layer up the yellow is to make the actual save. Now, in some workflows, it is very important that your file is saved as AC M y k format and, uh, in this case maybe not so much. But I would recommend still doing it because it's printing to make sure your colour channel for your yellow is nice. So in order to do that, what we're gonna do is, uh, instead of going file export, we wanna go, um, to the actual save ads. So because the port will convert it back to a r GB where save ads will not. So now, from the actual save as type we at the moment it is, um P S d. We want to go down and then find something relevant, like JPEG or, uh, P n g is a t. I'm not sure if it has the p n G. Yeah. This doesn't look like it, so I'm just gonna go JP for now. Click that and then you can name it what you want. I'm just gonna put a little line at the back and we call this, um c m Y k and then 200. Why? Just so I know afterwards what is happening? Click save. And then that file, it's gonna ask you some settings. I'm gonna leave everything as this and say OK, now that file is actually saved as, um yeah, double colours. So we've got our normal Well, yeah. As you can see, that was the original working on. Now we've got the one also with the double yellow. So now, if you print it, if you have the double head and only one is working, you should get a result that looks similar to this rather than one that's got, uh, too little yellow. But like I said, you might have to refine it a bit. 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This article is part of our “Large Format Printer Printhead colour channel manipulation workflow” – see the article for more info.