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Can I import a PSD Photoshop file? GerryPeters 01 Apr 21:05
  Can I import a PSD Photoshop file? rich404 02 Apr 08:12
  Can I import a PSD Photoshop file? rich404 02 Apr 08:42
2019-04-01 21:05:02 UTC (25 days ago)
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Can I import a PSD Photoshop file?

I have a PSD Photoshop file and want to get it into GIMP. When I tried to open it, I got this error "unsupported color mode CMYK". Is there any conversion program or any other way to do this. It's possible I may be able to get the person to save the PSD or export it in a different format.

The PSD file was made from a CD template so it has 4 panels all connected together, so that they can be folded into a CD jacket

Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated

2019-04-02 08:12:10 UTC (24 days ago)
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Can I import a PSD Photoshop file?

I have a PSD Photoshop file and want to get it into GIMP. When I tried to open it, I got this error "unsupported color mode CMYK". Is there any conversion program or any other way to do this. It's possible I may be able to get the person to save the PSD or export it in a different format.

The PSD file was made from a CD template so it has 4 panels all connected together, so that they can be folded into a CD jacket

Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated

Gimp is a RGB only editor, the psd file needs converting from CMYK (a printers format) to RGB (a computer display format).

Apart from using PS, two ways.

A utility CYAN https://github.com/rodlie/cyan/releases/tag/1.2.0 and https://github.com/rodlie/cyan/tree/1.2 Can be used stand-alone or as a Gimp plugin a demo https://youtu.be/1A0Aaoy1mhQ

The freeware Krita www.krita.org which works in both colour spaces and can convert between each. Export as a RGB psd file.

Probably Krita is going to be the best options for a psd with presumably many layers.

The problem with PS psd, is it is a proprietary format and Gimp only supports limited aspects.

Text in particular is rendered to a bitmap and is not editable as text.

PS layer effects which vary between PS versions might/might not work or work in a limited manner.

These PS type templates can be used but be prepared for the possibility of a lot of work.

2019-04-02 08:42:15 UTC (24 days ago)
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Can I import a PSD Photoshop file?

I have a PSD Photoshop file and want to get it into GIMP. When I tried

Just looking at a typical CD template from a printing company. Several different formats were provided. You might have the option of a PDF. If that is there, open in Gimp with resolution of 300 ppi (Gimp default is 100 ppi) Then you only get one layer instead of maybe two. Make your own working layer. The other way is via krita - to psd - to Gimp as a .xcf (example attached, actual layout depends on your printer co.).

Remember the reverse is also true. Once you have made your design, export the artwork as maybe a png. Open in Krita, change the colour space RGB -> CMYK Export as a something.psd for the printing company.