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    How do I convert Photoshop colors in Quark?

    Photoshop 6 uses a hex value and RGB numerical values in the Color Picker pallet to represent colours. Quark uses RGB percentages in the Color Edit pallet to represent colours. How do I reproduce a color from Photoshop in Quark? I'm trying to match a color in a Photoshop file (.psd) imported to Quark in a picture box, to text in the Quark file (.qxd).
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    The best way would be to match the color in Photoshop to a Pantone color. Then simply select the same pantone color in Quark.

    Alternately, you could use CMYK values in both PS and Quark.
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    CMYK does the trick. Thanks again Creole.

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    Just a little one to remember...

    Just to make a point, I wonder why you are using RGB values in Quark... unless you are using a tool/extension to convert the Quark layout to a webpage, and it is never destined for print, you should NEVER use RGB values in Quark documents!! Most Rips will have real trouble with RGB colours, and your printing company will NOT be happy!!

    Also a little tip for Quark usage, the default Black in Photoshop is not the same as Quark Black. The Photoshop black gives a nice rich black, mixing CMYK colours together, where as Quark Black is 100% K, and 0%CMY... just a little one to remember...
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    Yep...if you're printing 4 color then throw a little red or yellow into the black. The result will be a much deeper black and you'll be happier.
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    Just to add...

    I usually go for

    25% C
    25% M
    25% Y
    100% K

    But depending on the type of black you are after i.e if you want the black to have a blue tinge just add extra cyan etc

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