3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2012 5:15 AM by Wade_Zimmerman

    recoloring artwork

    JimVag1947 Level 1

      In order to change the color of the artwork I got file>document setup, I tick the simulate color paper option in the transparency oprions of the window. From there i choose the color of my choice.


      And here what is my problem:


      Supppose for example that the color of the artwork is red, then if I have a vector object which is white, then, its color appears to be red, as that of the artwork.


      Why the above happens.I want to have the artwork a color other that white so that I can draw white objects in it.


      Here is an image/example where the artwork is orange and the icon is NOT white as I want it and expected to be:


        • 1. Re: recoloring artwork
          Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If you want to have a red background, draw a rectangle and set its color to red.


          "Simulate paper color" does just that: it simulates that you are printing on red paper. And then a color of offset white (which means "Paper color") will of course be red.

          • 2. Re: recoloring artwork
            [scott] Level 6

            Unless you are printing white ink... you don't want to use Simulate Colored Paper if you want white object.

            • 3. Re: recoloring artwork
              Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

              To go a little bit further with the explanation is that in order to get white when printing on a color paper you have to print with white ink of some kind. When you use white fill in Illustrator in a CMYK document what you are telling Illustrator to do is not let the underlying art show through the fill of that white filled art.


              If you want white to actually print such as with a flexographic or silk screen process then you would create a spot white swatch. But if you are printing offset or inkjet or an rgb device then white is no color as opposed to know fill since there is no white ink being applied and the color of the paper is not white.


              Just in case you did not realize there is no way to make white on a colored paper other than to actually print a white ink which is only done in certain specialized printers.


              But if you need it on say a cover of a brochure the process usually used is called Hot Stamped or you can use Silk Screen. It is not terribly expensive if you are doing one color.


              They do now have some inkjets that can print white inks.