4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2014 12:53 PM by W_J_T

    Changing Colors Multiple Files

    XymoE

      Okay so I have a problem with a large amount of files.

       

      I have about 300+ product labels that are in Illustrator, and some of them have an incorrect rich black color swatch. What I have been doing is going through and changing the color pallette to change them manually. Essentially going to the instance of black and changing them to regular black.

       

      Is there any sort of script that can do this? The files are in CMYK.

       

      Otherwise I have a lot of monotonous file editing to do.

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Changing Colors Multiple Files
          W_J_T Level 4

          Welcome to the forum!

           

          - What operating system ? (OS X, Windows)

           

          - What version of Illustrator ?

           

          - What are the color break downs from and to of the colors that are being swapped?

               ie: CMYK now = 30,30,30 100 / CMYK needs to be = 0,0,0,100)

           

          - What are the swatch names of the colors that are being swapped ?

               ie: name now = Rich Black / name needs to be = Black

           

          Any other important information otherwise?

          • 2. Re: Changing Colors Multiple Files
            XymoE Level 1

            Thanks for the response!

             

            Its illustrator CC on OSX

             

            Unfortunately the Rich Black levels are sporadic, but the most common I've seen is 50 50 50 100

             

            No swatch names unfortunately.

            • 3. Re: Changing Colors Multiple Files
              XymoE Level 1

              Also, some have an RGB value of 010101

              • 4. Re: Changing Colors Multiple Files
                W_J_T Level 4

                Sorry for all the questions, just trying to think of an approach.

                XymoE wrote:

                 

                - Unfortunately the Rich Black levels are sporadic

                - the most common I've seen is 50 50 50 100

                - No swatch names unfortunately

                - Also, some have an RGB value of 010101

                 

                - So the swatch names look like:  C=50 M=50 Y=50 K=100

                - So, some documents are set to Document Color Mode > RGB Color ?

                - Are any of the rich blacks, black value less than 100% ? ie: c,m,y,k85 , or do all of them have 100 % k?

                - Are there any other used colors you want to keep in the files whose color make up includes 100% black, aside from the rich blacks you want to replace with simple black ?

                 

                Sorry for all the inquies, just trying to come up with a thought process of a possible approach. No promises however. ;-)