Alright, i've been trying to figure this out for years and have finally decided to ask the experts. I'm painting in photoshop and painter and have 2 main problems/questions, but before I go into that, let me describe what I am doing this for. I'm doing digital painting for my portfolio. I need it to be used for my website and for my printed portfolio. So here we go…
1.) Should I paint in RGB or CMYK? I normally paint in RGB since it has a wider range of color and then convert to CMYK and edit the painting so all my colors are in my gamut for print. Is this the best way to do it?
2.) What color profile should I paint in? I was painting in Adobe RGB (1998) because I was told it was the best for print; however, i need my stuff for the web too! Should I paint in sRGB and then change it to Adobe RGB (1998) when I change it for print? I noticed all my colors are wrong when I upload Adobe RGB (1998) to the web, so I always go with sRGB for that. Also, I noticed alot of printing places use (SWOP) v2. Do I just have no clue how this process works? Please help!
Ugh, why is it so hard to find a good explanation for this?