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Hi all, Been working with Horses MatchLock Doctor Pro. In case you don't know what it is it is a profile editor that lets you use *any* Photoshop color editing tool (and many other tools) from *within Photoshop* to edit profiles with a full real time preview of the edits. The way it works is you make an action on a file that records all of the devious distortions you would also like to perpetrate upon the profile and force it to do. Then you select the profile in Doctor Pro and it plays the action and edits your profile. Man does this baby do stuff!!! On Tyler Boley's suggestion I used my quadtone channel separations action and the CMYK to RGB(K) action within Doctor Pro on an RGB profile and it changed the profile into one that actually converts a grayscale file from grayscale directly into false color RGB and assigns the false color to the tonal regions I selected with my action settings. In other words it converts my tedious multi-step manual CMYK quad separations process *and* my special conversion to RGB for printing method into a single Profile to Profile process!!! Neat! I haven't got the profile just to my liking yet (and there will probably have to be a number made for different image types) but the concept works at least to an extent! I did have to change a few things in the Action that Doctor Pro just wouldn't swallow but that was minor Action editing. Considering my process involves starting with a grayscale file, converting it into four identical CMYK channels, manually partitioning the channels with curves and channel mixer adjustments, fading edits, and even (now) an "Apply Image" command (how many of you even know what that is??) I am vastly impressed that Doctor P kept up with it! This horse has a *ton* of potential. I haven't yet figured out just what it won't force a profile to do! Will it do sharpening, etc? Good Golly, you might could turn your entire basic editing routine into a single Profile to Profile command! Lots of fun here finding out! Dan Culbertson - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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