That said, when I import something from painter into photoshop, the file that pops up is infinitely more vibrant, all on its own without me setting the colors at all, but when I save it from photoshop, it goes back to being muted if I open it up in any other program.
I haven't had this problem with any scanned in images, just things I've done in painter and imported into photoshop.
Plz help? D: It's really annoying. I used to have this problem in Photoshop CS3 with everything I save out of Photoshop, regardless of how it was originally imported or if it was drawn in photoshop, being incredibly dull and muted, but now that I have CS4 I haven't had this problem until I tried to tweak something I imported as a PSD from painter.
The way I've managed to go around this is to open the file outside of photoshop into Preview, screengrab it, take it BACK into photoshop, tweak the colors, and save, but that's really round about and I shouldn't have to do that.
For the record, this is Photoshop CS4 on Mac/Snow Leopard
For the record these are the two images I'm seeing:
What Painter sees (some parts of that are blackest black apparently) and also what it looks like if I save it in photoshop and open it or upload it anywhere else:
What it looks like when I first open it from photoshop from painter, and what I want it to look like: