I'm in the middle of an A2 size RGB image for a client and my colours have turned to grey!
I saved it as an RGB file and I've been working on it for over two weeks now and when I decided to open it up after saving it certain parts of the layer have greyed out! I even saved a copy of it on a separate hard drive and this has done the same.
The file involves a lot of mesh work. I've reinstalled both CS5 and CS4 to no avail and cut and pasted parts of the file to different documents and it still opens as grey.
Any ideas welcome.
I'm off for a cry...
No problem Scotty total understand.
You could try saving the file out as a native illustrator PDF file to see if that clears out any issues.
The only other thing that would grey out a layer is hidden in the Layer options. Double click on one of the affected layers and see if the "Dim Images to:" option is checked.
Other possibilities that cause greyed out images are viewing grouped objects in isolation mode when you double click a grouped object.
It could also be related to the layer opacity settings.
Hope that helps,
They're desaturated. The colours merge into different greys, some with a very light colour showing through.
I've tried the "layer option" thing you suggested Stephen, but it happens mid-layer. If all the layer lost colour then I would understand, but only some of the objects I'm meshing lose their colour.
Need to see something... screenshots of the layers panel expanded.. appearance panel with objects selections.. something.
And again.. if you open a new RGB document, is that also desaturated?
Mac or Windows? Exact version you are using?
You can fix it by selecting the Mesh Object then going to the transparency palette and clicking the release button.
That's unless of course you wanted opacity masks on your meshes
scott w - Thanks, but I've already tried that and unfortunately nowt happened, but...
Stephen you've saved the day! It seemed this has done the trick, but it has left me with a copy of everything in the layer for some reason. Anyhow, I can delete those extras so I'm not complaining.
Many thanks to one and all. I can get to bed now as it's 03.30am here in the UK.
God Bless America for staying awake!
Great news, you can rest easy now.
The extra bits will be the objects used to create the opacity masks, most likely a duplicate of the original meshes.
Don't ask how they got there, you probably hit a wrong key command somewhere along the line.
Sleep well Scotty,
PS. I'm in Australia by the way
Ah, the bringer of bad news I am...
It's been working fine all day, saving the work as it should etc. but I shut Illustrator down and when I opened it up again all the opacity masks have duplicated themselves again!!!
Has anyone got an answer to this before my mac bounces onto the patio?
Re. Try and copy everything from your file into a newly created file. Then save as. - Done that = no good
How can it be corrupt when it's only been on my mac and nowhere else?
Is this a bug?