Photoshop Artboards—FINALLY!—feature request

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I'm a professional book designer, and since the Photoshop Artboard update, have been thrilled to migrate much of my cover design work to Photoshop. For speed and functionality, I previously used Illustrator for many of my covers for the plain fact that I could more easily comp work by duplicating artboards. Now, with artboards in Ps, my workflow for photo-based cover designs has gotten much faster and easier. 

I understand that the feature was built with the intended output of web content, but I can't understand why the Ps team would limit their users to that functionality—part of what makes Adobe such a great system is that it regularly allows its users to "figure out their own way" to use the endless features in their programs. This is, unfortunately, not the case with artboards for a simple reason: the artboard toggle in New Document restricts the document to RGB colorspace only. 

For a book designer like myself, this means taking many extra unnecessary steps when building out final mechanicals in InDesign. It's very easy for me to convert front covers to RGB for web use in the final export, but since I'm directly linked to the process of print production, I have to be able to work in CMYK colorspace. 

I'm excited about the new functionality that Ps Artboards allows, but would love to see a bit more flexibility and open-mindedness when it comes to the setup of this feature. 

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