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Colors Changing?

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by SIGNTIME, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. SIGNTIME

    SIGNTIME Active Member

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    I've notice in the past in illustrator that color value sometimes change. For example say I grab a shape that is grey c-0 m-0 y-0 k-25, and copy and paste it to a new file and it now is c-19.37 m-15.01 y-15.53 k-0. Is there a setting to stop this from happening? I'm sure that the conversion isn't to noticeable printed but for certain colors like black it is.
     
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  2. Boudica

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    I've had that happen too. It blows my mind. I hope one the the experts here can enlighten us... :bookworm
     
  3. bmortvedt

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    Is the color space of the original file CMYK, and you're pasting into an RGB file? If your color palette is open to CMYK in an RGB document it doesn't mean that the color you're using is CMYK. That situation is showing a translation of the RGB formula in CMYK format.
     
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  4. Solventinkjet

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    Your color management policies are probably set to, "Convert to working space" and the file you are copying from has a different color profile than the one you are copying to. There is an option called, "Preserve Numbers" which keeps the CMYK values the same and ignores the profile of the original file.
     
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  5. Boudica

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    Ahhh, that makes sense. I've had different objects with different colors paces in the same document. Like, it's gray, and I try to assign a specific color but its still gray - then I have to change that object from gray scale to CMYK.
     
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