Design Sunday – RGB vs CMYK

A Little Cupcake, A Lot of Fun

CUPCAKE FUN MOCKUPSo I was inspired to design this cupcake invite to a party I planned to throw for some of my friends. It had been awhile since we had some fun, so I decided to take it one step further and design a card!

We love getting together to have a good time with friends and to have lots of sweet eatables. This is the inspiration for my card! Let me know what you guys think!

Design Tip of the Day : RGB VS CMYK

During the design process, it may be easy to overlook our colour mode. However, I learnt this the hard way and so I’ve decided to highlight this. We should not assume that what we design on the computer when printed will come out as exactly as what we see on the screen.

REMEMBER : Anything web designed – RGB colour ; Anything To Be Printed – CMYK colour

RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. This really  means that it uses these basic colours to make up the other colours.

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black.

Our computers emit light and show colour in red,blue and green. They are also able to emit colours in a limited range. Overlapping the primary colours red, blue and green gives rise to secondary colours cyan, magenta and yellow. Printed products usually require the four colour process CMYK. *if you notice, your printer cartridge at home may even show this!*

Printers that accept RGB modes, will convert to CMYK automatically and from first hand experience, this results in faded and dull colours when printed! The final print was so far off the actual colour I had designed for! I ended up reprinting the whole set of invitations.

So, always convert your files to CMYK for better print results and a better final outcome!

Source: Colours for the Web and Colours for Print



Design Sunday – RGB vs CMYK