I am someone that has just kind of fallen into graphic design on a very amature level through my work in nonprofits. I am working on developing a logo for a new campaign and am having difficulties with colors. Here is my situation.
I found a lovely color (someone blue-ish green-ish) that I wanted to use from a website. So I captured a print screen and got the CMYK values in Photoshop. I then made that color in Illustrator and began to design. But every time I export the logo to a .jpg and look at it on my monitor, the color is completely different and looks more like a periwinkle. I understand that there are often discrepancies between color on a monitor and color when it prints, but I didn't know that it also varies depending on the program you are viewing it through on the same computer and monitor. I have designed other logos and have never come across this problem before.
Is there anyone that might know what is happening here and how I can actually arrive at finding the color that I want and have the proper output?
I hope this makes sense! I don't have any formal training in design or with any of these programs and I am sure am not using the proper terminology.
Thank you in advance for your help!!!!
This could easily become a lengthy discussion but here is quick advice:
1. Open the CMYK Illustrator file.
2. File: Export. JPEG, Color model RGB. At the bottom click "Embed ICC"
3. Open the JPEG in an app that is ICC compliant (i.e. Photoshop). If opening in Photoshop, verify that you do not see # after "RGB"
Printer Rick--Brilliant, it worked!!! I have no idea how or why, but that's OK in my book. Thank you soooo much!