Setting solid black in Photoshop


I am trying to set a solid ( non 4 colour ) black in Photoshop. I am able to do this successfully; however if for instance I create a shape or a piece of text using my 100%K black all is well until I go back in to check the fill colour and then into the colour picker ... and without touching anything in there the colour has changed back into a 4 colour black. I cant see any way to make it stay as 0 0 0 100. I have been using this video as a reference and I can see this is is definitely possible, but I can't see what I am doing wrong. Is there some setting I'm unaware of. I'm using CS6.

6/2/2014 3:42:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Your document needs to be in CMYK. To validate this in Photoshop for your document, go to Image > Mode > CMYK Color

Now select the piece of text and check you've got solid black (0,0,0,100) in the Select text color window, see image below:

Solid black CMYK 0,0,0,100

6/3/2014 8:43:00 AM