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5 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z A T I O N S O F T W A R E T I P S & T R I C K S | D O U G Z E N D E R COLOR MANAGEMENT TIPS DETERMINING THE RENDERING INTENT THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU T he current color management system used in CorelDRAW was first introduced with the release of the X5 version of the graphic suite. Although it has been in existence since 2010 when first released, there seems to remain a bit of con- fusion for some users as to how it all works. I hope here to briefly describe the most necessary settings in the color man- agement module contained in the program. For a more thorough discussion of color theory and how it applies to Corel DR AW, I would urge you to go to the follow- ing link and download and study the PDF file: https://gpro. link/corel. is is a 61-page PDF file that was made available by Corel in conjunction with the release of Graphics Suite X5. ough it particularly references X5, all the information contained in it pertains directly to all subsequent versions. Prior to X5, color management was application based, meaning that any changes made to one file were changed on all files. Now, each file can have its own color description without affecting other files. is was a major advancement in reproduction. So, we will begin with the default settings in Fig. 1, then proceed to document settings. Most likely, the default preset is North American General Purpose. In Fig. 1, you'll notice that it says "custom." at is because I have made a couple of changes to the default settings. As we proceed, it will be clearer. When you expand the drop-down, you'll see a list of options that include European, Japan and other choices specific to the region of the world where you reside. For the main part, the default is the best choice, but others can be chosen as needed. COLOR PROFILES Next is color profiles. RGB is first in the list and the default is usually best for general purpose desktop printing. If, however, you're printing to a RIP (raster image processor) 5 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M

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