1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 19, 2010 10:45 AM by cvreeland

    Preserving Pantones as Tiffs in CS4

    glndi Level 1

      I created a vector image in Illustrator 4 using only Pantone colors. When I save it as a pdf, the Pantones are preserved. When I save it as tif they convert to CMYK. What am I doing wrong? I don't remember this happening in previous versions.

        • 1. Re: Preserving Pantones as Tiffs in CS4
          cvreeland Level 1

          I presume you mean preserving the Pantone colors as spot?


          In Photoshop, you can save spot channels in a .tif file, but that doesn't appear to be an option in Illustrator. Doing an export as .tif gives me a color model pop-up menu with three options -- RGB, CMYK and Greyscale. (CS3 here)


          Why do you need to create a tiff from an Illustrator file with spot colors? It seems like if you can't use a native AI file that .pdf or .eps would be your best options, since they're retain vector info instead of rendering a raster file.