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A client has given me some pantone codes:
PMS 431 grey?
PMS 428 light grey?
PMS 4495 - this is the most important one !
PMS 354 - green?
I really would like to know the HEX value
I dont actually have the colours just the code and we are sposed to be giving him some mocks for the weekend ;)
Swifty respones will receive large sums of cash :)
PS that last bit is a lie
PMS 428 is light grey, just about the same color as the grey on I.E. or the table to the left.
PMS 354 is a medium to medium-dark Kelly green
4495 I couldn't find.
These are CMYK Color model, Printers colors, so you might be able to get some swatches from a local printer.
>Swifty respones will receive large sums of cash
I take PayPal ;)
In Photoshop find the Pantone color and note its CMYC numbers.
Open Claris Homepage 1.0 [hehehe]
Go to text color and choose CMYK Picker then enter the #s from Photoshop. When you get the color, choose HTML Picker and the HTML code will be shown [Black = #000000] etc.
There may be a chart but I don't have one.
Actually all you need to do is open Photoshop open colour>custom
find the Pantone you want and then just click on picker - your pantone colour along with its CMYK, LAB, RGB and HEX will all be displayed :)
Mike I'm using a mac too and have noticed that colours in photoshop will display diff colours in other applications, is this a bug in photoshop? or is it just a gamma thing on the Mac?
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I've noticed the same thing... most obviously that a lot of my blues come out much more purple when opened in other apps. Haven't figured it out myself.
And yes, PhotoShop's "custom" color picker seems to have an almost complete set of Pantone colors to choose from (makes sense, since PhotoShop was developed as a print design program, and Pantone is a god in the print world). So if you're using PhotoShop to do your graphics, Pantone conversions shouldn't be a problem.
Re colors displaying differently in PhotoShop than in other applications, there's a whole complicated area of defining color spaces... a topic which I've seen make strong men weep. I'm in way over my head in even mentioning the words... but they may get you to the right place in your PhotoShop manual. Monitor calibration is involved in defining RGB space, I think.
But color calibration or not, I've found (working on print design jobs in th past) that using the Pantone color picker in conjunction with a Pantone color chip collection is a godsend for print color matching. The colors might look a bit off on screen, might look like garbage on my cheapo inkjet, but everything turned out perfect on the print job...
For on-screen-only work, I don't see what major advantage using Pantone would be, but if the client says so... ;)