2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 14, 2015 7:24 AM by rob day

    Illustrator CC PMS color is showing different in InDesign CC

    andreo37487766

      PMS color in logo design from Illustrator CC looks different when placed in InDesign CC. For some crazy reason, the PMS color in InDesign now has a LAB profile. I cannot change that profile in either program. Now my artwork looks messed up.

       

      Does anyone have a solution to have the proper profiles (matching in both programs) like Pantone 266 C Spot or Process and remove the LAB cool to show CMYK profile in the color palette?

        • 1. Re: Illustrator CC PMS color is showing different in InDesign CC
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          If you want to see CMYK values for spots in ID, use the Pantone Color Bridge books. Those are the process conversions to whatever unknown CMYK space Pantone has used. But you'll get more accurate color both on screen and on press for a conversion from spot to process in a color managed workflow by using the Lab definitions and letting ID convert the Lab values to the closest cmyk match in the destination space when you use Ink Manager to convert spots to process.

          • 2. Re: Illustrator CC PMS color is showing different in InDesign CC
            rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            like Pantone 266 C Spot or Process

             

            266C is considerably out-of-gamut to any CMYK space. If you really are outputting to a spot plate and ink, you want the Lab definition in both applications otherwise your display will be a CMYK simulation of the spot ink and not the ink's actual color. On press no CMYK inks will be used to print the spot, so you don't want a CMYK definition or profile used for the color's preview.