Colors in PS and prints look different

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My test prints from Mpix came back and they look way more saturated and yellow than my picture in PS...I calibrated the monitor but my settings are SrGB in PS and output...Please see photos attached. What can I do, please help, I am afraid all my clients get yellow pics :-((
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Svea Maciej

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Tom Attix, Employee

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Svea-

sRGB is your working space, when you print you need a profile for the printer you're using. Mpix may be able to provide you one. You'll need to add that profile to your system. Then go to View/Proof Setup and select Custom from the menu. In the custom Window, in Device to Simulate, select the Mpix profile, the click OK. What you've just set up is called Proof Colors (it should be selected in the View menu), it shows you your image with profile applied to you image. Click it on to see what your image will look like (and deselecting turns it off).

If mpix can't provide one, there's not much you can do.

-Tom Attix
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Thank you so much Tom! Just to clarify, do I edit normally in SRGB and after editing change and make adjustments to send it to print (when I want to sent it to Mpix) or do I edit already in their profile? That would be difficult if clients would like to print somewhere else...I wonder why the pics look so different....Also my new calibration looks less saturated then the one I did 2 weeks ago. Which one should I choose so that the pictures the clients print will look ok? I thought that would be easier hahaha
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I would make any edits for the image first, then look at it in Proof colors and make changes usingĀ  Adjustment layers. That way you can turn off the profile correction by hiding the Adjustment layers.