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Colour differences when copying

Feb 7, 2013 9:04 AM

Tags: #cs5 #color #colour #upgrade #difference #vs #cs6

I work on a Mac and I just updated from Illustrator CS5 to Illustrator CS6 and I'm noticing a weird problem. I have a file that I created in CS5 that when I copy the artwork to a new file in CS6, the colours are totally different.

 

I have checked my preferences against those of a co-worker that still has CS5, and as far as I can tell, everything is the same!

 

I've attached a set of screenshots (below), using a file created in CS5 (bottom image), and what it looks like when it is copied into a new file (top image).

 

Anyone have any idea why this is happening and what I can do to fix it? My client isn't going to be too pleased with my current results!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Birchcliff-Energy.jpg

 
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:06 AM   in reply to Ptkhdh29874

    If you are using PMS colors and I bet you are the definitions have changed in CS6. Do a Google search.

     
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:25 AM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    If it is a PMS issue, this page helps explain what happened (not why, just what):

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/pantone-plus.html

     
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    Feb 7, 2013 10:14 AM   in reply to Ptkhdh29874

    Which Mac OS?

    On Lion you would first need to find the Library folder. It is hidden by default

     
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    Feb 7, 2013 10:23 AM   in reply to Ptkhdh29874

    Try the HD>Applications>Adobe Illustrator CSX>Presets>en_US>Swatches>Color Books (at least that's where they are on my installation).

     
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