With Soft Proofing enabled, the first time that you make a change to your image, Lightroom presents a dialog asking if you want to “Create virtual copy for soft proofing?” If you choose “Create Proof Copy”, Lightroom automatically creates a virtual copy allowing you to preserve your previous settings (in the master file), and create a new rendition (or version) tailored to the specific soft proofing options that you choose. If you choose “Make this the Proof” Lightroom will make the changes on the master file. Because everything that you do in Lightroom is nondestructive, if you ever choose “Make this the Proof” and then want to undo the changes, in the Develop Module, select Setting > Proof and disable it.
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I recently learned a few more tidbits about using the Soft Proofing options in Camera Raw 8.2. Thank you Eric!
• When using Soft Proofing options in the Workflow Settings in Camera Raw 8.2, you can choose the Rendering Intent as well whether or not to emulate Simulate Paper and Ink. However, there is not an option for Black Point Compensation because it is always enabled in Camera Raw.
• In addition, Grayscale color profiles will only appear in the Space popup when processing a monochrome image or when converting a color image to grayscale.
• And finally, when using a Lab or CMYK color space, the histogram and color readouts will change accordingly.
Camera Raw 8.1 now includes the ability to select RGB, CMYK and LAB ICC profiles to soft proof images. To select a profile, click the workflow Options (accessed via the blue hyperlink at the bottom of the Camera Raw window) and in the Color Space section, choose the Space from the pop-down menu. Once a profile is selected, Camera Raw displays a “soft proof” of that image. In addition you have the ability to choose either Perceptual or Relative as your rendering Intent and can choose whether or not to Simulate Paper and Ink.
Note: For accurate results, monitor calibration is a must! In addition, there may very well be some colors that simply aren’t reproducible on a monitor that can be printed and vice versa.
In this video tutorial (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.
In the Develop module with Soft Proofing enabled, Lightroom 5 displays the before/after view for the Current photo (on the left) and the proofed photo (on the right).
Note: you can still display the Before state on the left (as opposed to the Current photo) by selecting it from the Before drop down menu in the tool bar (under the preview area).
Occasionally I will want to print a test strip (a small part of an image) to make sure that I like the results. Although you can crop your image and choose File > Print, it might be easier to simply select the area (with the Marquee tool for example) and then, in the Print Dialog box, check the “Print Selected Area”.
To help designers create images that convey meaning for the widest audience possible, PSCS4 can soft proof for both Protanopia and Deuteranopia type color blindness using built-in Color Universal Design Organization profiles. Simply choose View > Proof Setup and select them from the list. Note: these profiles are available in both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
To change the default settings for soft proofing to something other than the default (CMYK), close all images and select View > Proof Setup > Custom. Enter the desired Proof Condition, click the Save button, give your custom setting a descriptive name and click Save. Your newly created settings will automatically be at the top of the Custom Proof Condition drop-down menu. Click Ok to exit the Customize Proof Condition dialog and return to View > Proof Setup and select your settings. Now, when you open your file and choose View > Proof Colors (Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Y), your custom setting will be the default device to simulate.