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Saving illustrator PDF seems to change the colours

Aug 28, 2013 9:00 AM

Tags: #colour #blending_modes

Hi Guys,

 

I'm not sure if you can help at all - but for some inane reason, when I save the PDF the colours and blending modes seem to completely change.

 

Please see below.

 

brochure-issue.jpg

 

Any help would be so greatly appreciated!

 
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    Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM   in reply to Nick Nack

    I am sure we can help you with this. What pdf setting did you use, smallest file size?

     

    Set color to "No Conversion", this will keep in cmyk and not go to RGB.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 11.08.27 AM.png

     

    If this does not help, let us know about  your blending modes, and also make sure overprint preview in on in Illustrator, and in acrobat. Not sure what preview does with overprints.

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 9:17 AM   in reply to Nick Nack

    I don't use a mac, but from the note on your screenshot I guess it could be that Mac app preview problem only. What other software you have tried?

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 11:07 AM   in reply to Nick Nack

    zo0tboy wrote:

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    Any other ideas? All help is appreciated.

     

    Thanks.

    did you pay any attention to my input

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 12:53 PM   in reply to Nick Nack

    Because Preview uses an older subset of the PDF specs.

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 1:12 PM   in reply to Larry G. Schneider

    Preview also doesn't always play nice with Pantone + colors (which are used in CC)!

     

    (this would apply if you're using spot colors and not converting to a color mode when saving PDF)

     
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