CMYK format? Need help finding software.

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by SPLIT LIP, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    71,513
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +8,977
    Does anyone know of any products that can save/convert files in the CMYK format? I need it to send graphics to a customer but none of my programs have it as an option. I've never heard of it before.
     
  2. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Posts:
    14,474
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Any image editing software, even the cheapo stuff, should do the trick, depending on the file format. Photoshop, Gimp, Paint Shop Pro should do the trick for bitmapped images. If it's vector, then something like Illustrator or Freehand can be used.

    If you don't have access, shoot me a PM. I can help out in converting them.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    71,513
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +8,977
    Yeah, I'm using GIMP 2.8 and I don't see any option for a .cmyk format.
     
  4. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Posts:
    14,474
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    For Gimp users, use Seperate+. It's a plug-in specifically for CMYK conversions.

    Separate+

    Best of luck.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    71,513
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +8,977
    When I try and download it it takes me to a site with what I think is Korean on it. :/ Anyone else have any opinions on this? This could possibly blow the deal if I can't give this person what they want.
     
  6. Noizemaze

    Noizemaze Ken

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    3,363
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +7
    I actually had this issue at work. Tried GIMP and looked at the Separate+ plugin, but I don't think it works quite as well as a program that can save in CMYK natively. I had to download the free trial of Photoshop to get a true CMYK colorspace file.
     
  7. Cracka J

    Cracka J TURD PARTY DUMPSTERPIECE TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    10,713
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +541
    wow those freebie programs really make it hard to do something easy.
    like joe said, if you're still having issues feel free to shoot me a pm and I can help convert them for you.
     
  8. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Posts:
    14,474
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    If you're doing work professionally at all, invest in an official Photoshop release. It pays for itself rather quickly. Or, if you need a cheaper option with some pro level stuff, go for PaintShop Pro. It's no Photoshop, but will allow for some more options than the free stuff. GIMP is good for messing around and doing some amateur stuff, but shouldn't be relied on as a pro solution.
     
  9. kylash327

    kylash327 ThePlasticGeek

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Posts:
    4,541
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Jefferson, WI
    Likes:
    +116
    CMYK is not a file type, it's a color mode. You can make a CMYK jpg, gif, tiff, whatever.
     
  10. Noizemaze

    Noizemaze Ken

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    3,363
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +7
    Right, but it isn't one that GIMP can create natively.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    71,513
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +8,977
    Sorry for abandoning this, but I'ver been in talks with the customer and she changed her mind so it doesn't matter. :I But thanks for the help and the advice. Yeah, I'm deffinately gonna get Photoshop soon. I literally just started the graphics designing thing. (Up until now I've been putting the graphics on mugs and stuff myself)

    Oh. Well that explains a lot. I'm starting to think she might not know what CMYK means.
     
  12. Noizemaze

    Noizemaze Ken

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Posts:
    3,363
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +7
    Do a quick read-up on CMYK. You'll understand why it's important for graphic design when working with physical printing.
     

Share This Page