When using Adobe Photoshop (PS), what color space do you work in…?

The two things I hear all the time are:

  1. Work in RGB. You can choose more colors. They’ll pop more. And, you’ll have access to more filters.
  2. Work in CMYK. If you start in RGB, you’ll have to convert to CMYK before you print anyway.


My final goal with most of my work is print, so this explanation is geared to that end. The following charts were created using PS Creative Suite (CS)  5.1 and InDesign (ID) CS 5.5; then exported as RGB *.jpg’s for web posting. 

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