Adobe Photoshop (Windows Only)

Adobe Photoshop Discussions Forum (Windows Only). Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe. It is the current and primary market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems. It's the industry standard for graphics professionals. 


Keywords Adobe, Photoshop, Windows, Converting, Pantone, colors, Hexidecimal

Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

   Adobe Photoshop (Windows Only) Forum Index -> Adobe Photoshop (Windows Only)
 
AuthorMessage
mikeisme (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:19 pm    Post subject: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?



How can I take a PMS/Pantone color and find the equivalent hexidecimal color so I can use it on the web?

I am trying to convert Pantone 485 to its hexidecimal equivalent.
Back to top
mikeisme (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?



How did you do this? I do not see a spot to input Pantone colors?

Thanks.
Back to top
zippy2000 (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?



In the Photoshop Color Picker (the color mixing pallet), click the "CUSTOM" button for "Custom Colors". Once there (you should already have a Pantone library selected), double-check to see that you have the proper Pantone book selected (I use Pantone Solid Coated). Then, you can simply type in the desired PMS number and that color will come up. Once you have your PMS color selected, click the "PICKER" button to go back to the regular Color Picker. Now the information being shown would be the conversions (ie. CMYK, RGB, etc.) for your selected PMS color. That should be it.

ZIP
:)

PS> An important point to remember, onscreen approximations of PMS colors are never that accurate. The old design saying "What you see on screen may not be what you get in print". This is especially true for web because not everybody has the same monitor or color settings.
Back to top
mikeisme (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

Thanks for your help.

After clicking on "custom", I do not see anywhere to input the actual PMS #.

I was able to drag the slider through the range of colors, and I selected 485 C. Not sure what the "C" means, but clicking back on the "Picker" button, the values that display are not the same ones that you got.

I received the following values:

#DC241F

R=220
G=36
B=31
Back to top
zippy2000 (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

After clicking on "custom", I do not see anywhere to input the actual
PMS #.




There is no text field to type your PMS #, you simply type the number and that color is automatically selected. The PMS# input is invisible, for a lack of better words.

Not sure what the "C" means




The "C" stands for "coated".

the values that display are not the same ones that you got.




mmmmm...strange. I inputted the values you gave in the above post and when I check what Pantone Color is associated with those values, I get Pantone Warm Red C. Not sure what is going on here. Try entering the values I gave you in my first post and then click on the "custom" button. Which PMS color is selected?
Back to top
mikeisme (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

I entered the hexidecimal value: #BD2925

and in the Pantone window it displays Pantone 7479 c????

I tried it with the R G B values and I get Pantone 180 C.
Back to top
r_harvey (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

Pantone to RGB (represented as three 2-digit hex values) conversion isn't quite right; the on-screen representation of a Pantone is an approximation. Used on-screen, Pantone approximates how output color printed on different paper stocks will look; it's not a different way to represent RGB (or CMYK) values.
Back to top
zippy2000 (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

Hey Mike,

I am at a loss as to why you are getting different PMS colors than me. One of our comps seems to be acting goofy...or so it seems. Are you using ICC color profiles. I am. This is the only thing I can think of...hopefully someone will be along shorty who has an idea as to what is going on here...

ZIP
Back to top
ekim_wahs (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

The color values you get out of the picker are going to be affected by the RGB space that the document is in. Mikeisme's values are coming out of sRGB. Zippy2000's values are coming from Adobe RGB.
Back to top
zippy2000 (A_T) adobeforums.com
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Converting Pantone colors to Hexidecimal?

Thank you ekim...I figured it was something like that... Smile
Back to top
   Adobe Photoshop (Windows Only) Forum Index -> Adobe Photoshop (Windows Only)All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

Related Topics