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Choosing profiles for forced RGB to CMYK color conversion

Apr 25, 2013 2:57 PM

Tags: #cmyk #rgb #cs6 #rgb_to_cmyk

When a mixed RGB/CMYK PDF is opened in Illustrator CS6, Illustrator forces a conversion to one color space or the other. See this screenshot: http://imgur.com/sK8iEdn

 

I assume this is a limitation of Illustrator and there's no way to keep both color spaces. Under that assumption, Is it possible to choose the profiles used for the conversion from RGB to CMYK? Can Illustrator be made to use the RGB and CMYK profiles defined in its Color Settings to make this conversion?

 
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:09 PM   in reply to Fritz Mahnke

    try this--launch Illustrator--go to Edit>Color Settings-choose from the flyouts

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    Apr 25, 2013 8:51 PM   in reply to Fritz Mahnke

    Since you haven't been able to save a mixed file since AI8, I get the idea that these are older files. Is that correct?

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 9:09 PM   in reply to Fritz Mahnke

    Then the best bet is to do what you want in ID which will accept mixed input and allow you to select what you want at export.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 10:07 PM   in reply to Fritz Mahnke

    Where are these files originating? Can you give us a little more on your workflow.

     
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