11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2013 5:52 AM by Jacob Bugge RSS

    Choosing RGB color in Illustrator (swatches and sliders remain in CMYK)

    Dumble_dad Community Member

      I'm making a simple template to laser cut. The laser cutter acts as a printer and you choose the power, speed, etc. for each colour that is in the document. I only want to cut, so I only have RGB red lines at 0.001 pt thickness. Or at least that was the plan. One of the shapes in my template has come out a different red (the swatches were CMYK despite the document colour mode being RGB). I would now like to select all the paths in the document and make them all RGB red. However, when I open the colour panel from the dock the sliders are CMYK, again this is despite the document colour mode being RGB:

       

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      How do I change all the paths to be RGB red?

       

      How do I stop Illustrator offering me CMYK options and swatches and offering RGB instead?

       

      Message was edited by: Dumble_dad adding missing words