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Colors Gone Blue?

Jun 21, 2013 3:57 AM

Tags: #illustrator #color_swatches_widget #colors_swatches

I was mid-project when I realized my greys had mysteriously become tinted blue. I then continued messing with every color setting I could find, but nothing worked. And I'm sure it's not a display issue, because my other projects appear just fine. My whites are now (3,0,0,0), in both the document and swatches. What on earth did I do? And how do I do it?

 
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    Jun 21, 2013 5:04 AM   in reply to TheGrreatApollo

    Apollo,

     

    Have you had changes of Color Settings/Profiles?

     

    It would probably be far worse if you had switches between CMYK and RGB,

     

    Since the white would become darker, and the same with other shades probably, I am afraid there is no easy solution such as converting to grayscale.

     
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    Jun 21, 2013 5:26 AM   in reply to TheGrreatApollo

    If you have an unwanted 3% extra cyan tint on all objects you can correct it with Edit > Edit Colors > Adjust Color Balance.

    Enter –3% in the cyan line.

    This will of course only work if everything is 3% more cyan than it should be.

     
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:29 AM   in reply to TheGrreatApollo

    Don’t expect swatches to change just because you changed the colours in your artwork.

     
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    Jun 21, 2013 2:57 PM   in reply to TheGrreatApollo

    Dunno. Did you start off in RGB or CMYK?

     

    If you’re working for print you should definitely start off in CMYK and keep it that way.

    Do not hop between RGB and CMYK unnecessarily. It will play havoc with colours.

     
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