Creating custom CMYK profiles

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When designing a custom CMYK profile, you can specify the ink colors, dot gain, separation type, and black generation of your output device. If you have saved Printing Inks and Separation Setup files from Photoshop 4.x or earlier, you can load them for use as a working space profile in the Color Settings dialog box. (See "Saving and loading working space profiles" on page 119.)

Custom CMYK profiles are mainly useful for providing color management compatibility with documents created in versions of Photoshop prior to 6.0. In general, the CMYK working space profiles included with the current version of Photoshop produce more accurate results.

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