No direct way that I know of. You can do it by:
1.Rasterize the artwork; don't use the Effect, you must actually Object>Rasterize, then undo after
2. Shift-sample the object of interest to you and check the reading in the color panel
You can also save the file as a PDF and check the reading in Acrobat Pro.
Doing it that way gives the original opaque color. I was hoping for an illustrator exclusive solution but I'll try the other method. Thank you for the suggestion
Not here. If I rasterize the object, my eyedropper reads the color build of the transparent color (pre-rasterized). And that build includes lower percentages than the "basis color" of the transparency.
Am I the only one getting this result?
Thanks Mr. Katz... finally got it to work with the rasterizing and what not... only difference is I had to turn off "preserve spot colors" or the transparency turned into some weird gray.