View Full Version : Question about Pantone Match System

10 October 2004, 07:40 PM
Hello all..

Have a question, regarding colourization of 2D animation in Photoshop using Pantone Colour matching System and which is more common the PMS C (coated) or PMS M (Matte) for the process of colour in the scenes. Or does this matter ?

10 October 2004, 08:07 PM
Different Pantone books are used to try and get consistancy between colours over different papers...hence one for coated stock (C) and one for matte (M) one for uncoated (U) etc. There are others that are based around a CYMK workflow, but as these rely on CYMK breakdowns, working in RGB may not give the desired result, especially as your conversion settings from RGB to CYMK may affect that even more.

I would use the Pantone Solid Coated (C) as this is the common pantone book people refer to and in PS CS it uses LAB values as reference which means that its colour definition is independent of your RGB or CYMK space. It will create the colour using LAB values, then apply these to your space, rather than relying on RGB or CYMK values which will change the appearance of the colour depending on your colour profile/space.

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