Embed the image in your Illustrator document, then use the Color Picker to select a single color at a time.
Then go over to your Swatches panel and click New Swatch.
When you click this it should already be loaded with whatever color you had selected, like below.
Now you can access this same red over and over again without losing its exact values.
Hope this helps you,
Hey mj, thanks a lot.
I tried eyedropping, saving the colors to swatches & applying to the shapes but as you can see in the picture below, the shapes look rather flat and less luminent than the original colors..
Thing the original image I is an rgb as when I try to create them as swatched it automatically choses the rgb setting to save them as.. so they were certainly applied as rgb's (does this count?!)
I tried eye dropping & applying from two areas of each of the original colors also (lighter & darker areas) but this didnt seem to make any different.. still looking flat.
Are there any other methods I can try to get the colors looking more luminent ?
The colors look pretty much the same. You realize hte black background creates a great deal of visual contrast making the color sseem that much brighter, right? Without the black background you'll never match the perceived luminance of the colors.
You may try to cut a narrow strip out of a black piece of paper/cardboard, place it over the three colours, and compare with the top strips.
And remember what Mike said here:
Edit: Hi Scott.
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