Hi everyone, I've created a document for a poster. I add some shapes setting all the CMYK colors for each... plus text etc.
I then place an eps file (logo) which was set with the same CMYK colors used on some of the shapes. Everything looks good.
When I export to PDF the logo I placed now looks different... the color that was the same is quite different from the shapes I added and filled in inDesign. Thoughts?
I had never experienced this before moving to CS6. Is it a color management thing?
Thanks in advance for any insights.
Most likely. The .eps file probably has an embedded color profile that differs from the ID working space and your color settings are set to preserve profiles or convert the color to the working profile on import. When you open Separations Preview do you see the numbers you expect in file?
Hi Peter and Fred, thank you so much for taking the time to respond. Fred, the Illustrator doc is set to CMYK. Peter I checked out the separations view and didn't seen any odd colours... all expected.
One interesting thing did help me move ahead. Instead of placing the eps, I went to illustrator, selected the logo parts, copied and pasted into inDesign. Then I was able to select each part and change the colour back. It's like inDesign isn't reading the colours from Ilustrator properly. The nice thing is that this allowed me to complete the project and it looks right. The bad part is I still don't know why it's doing this. I have never had this issue in CS5.
Any thoughts would still be appreciated if you have an idea of what might be happening.
Have a great day and thanks again.