Color Change - Illustrator to After Effects

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Mar 28, 2019

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HI All,

I thought I would post here for answers first before reaching out to adobe. I have searched for answers on the internet, with no real result. I am having issues with the color changing when I import a .AI file to After Effects. The Document color mode is RGB. I created RGB swatches for each color and applied to the shape of the logo. I have Assigned Profile Working RGB: sRGB IE61966-2. Attached is an image from Illustrator (1) and an image from After Effects (2). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Try going to the menu File / Project Settings ... / Color and choose the same color profile.

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Color Change - Illustrator to After Effects

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HI All,

I thought I would post here for answers first before reaching out to adobe. I have searched for answers on the internet, with no real result. I am having issues with the color changing when I import a .AI file to After Effects. The Document color mode is RGB. I created RGB swatches for each color and applied to the shape of the logo. I have Assigned Profile Working RGB: sRGB IE61966-2. Attached is an image from Illustrator (1) and an image from After Effects (2). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

(1)Illustrator.png

(2)After Effects.png

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Correct answer by Byron Cortez | Adobe Community Professional

Try going to the menu File / Project Settings ... / Color and choose the same color profile.

Captura de pantalla 2019-03-28 a la(s) 11.00.49.png

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Boring standard answer: Arbitrarily assigning color spaces and profiles does nothing unless you actually work with full color management. That's basically your answer there. You are messing this up somewhere by not using the same settings and not using e.g. the correct proof preview in AI. Even the automatic gamut correction in AI's color mixer could be at fault here, if you create your alleged RGB colors using CMYK or HSB sliders. I would suggest you leave this be and just use a non-profile dependent workflow by resetting all settings to their defaults and relying on the monitor only.

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I also found this link for future color management.

Keeping colors consistent, Adobe Acrobat

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The problem is that WE NEED a consistent color workflow - because the logo of the client has to be accurate in print and motion. This is a huge problem and I believe this is a bug in After Effects. AE can't handle correctly input and output from AI files. We now convert all logo files to shapes. I didn't test this for photoshop, but probably the same problem. I'll reach out to Adobe ...

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Thank you... this or converting AI layers to shapes in AE, and correcting colors manually in AE is what worked for me in resolving the color shift. Saving as an EPS with CMYK Postscript option off worked only for importing single layers, or as footage, vs. a layered comp.

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I wish i could do this, but for some artwork's it's not possible to convert to shape. It goes a bit wrong with complicated artworks 😞 And still hasn't been fixed.Screenshot 2021-01-15 at 17.16.02.png

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Try going to the menu File / Project Settings ... / Color and choose the same color profile.

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It worked! Changing the color profile in After Effects was the answer.

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I'm glad I helped you stephanieg16940747

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Thanks again, really appreciate it byroncortezh

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Tried it, this doesn't work. Screen Shot 2020-09-17 at 10.22.24 AM.png

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OK when saving out the eps, uncheck the 'Include CMYK PostScript in RGB Files". Either way, the file is saved as an RGB file, but when imported into AE, it mist be picking up the CMYK postscript setting? Hell if IScreen Shot 2020-09-17 at 10.27.26 AM.png know, but it worked.

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its very hard to find out the solution for this but i got that first go to the project setting and change same color as ai for example sRGB iec than after you done go to your diplay perview panel and select use display color management and Boom you see the magic is happenScreenshot 2020-12-24 at 12.36.04 PM.png

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I worked! But not from the start. At first it didn't work. I've spent few hours trying to find a solution. At the end, reading someones comment about using spot color swatches in Illustrator, I've realised that i didn't check that. Turned out the original illustration was using color swatches defined in CMYK (facepalm). After changing these swatches to RGB all works perfectly!

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I had to change my Illustrator from CMYK to RGB.

Illustrator > File > Document Color Mode

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So i've read all of this and have the same consistant issue. I've changed my AE to the colour space of the AI document. Doesn't fix it. I've made sure the preview colour settings are the same, no effect. No matter what i do i can't get my AI or PDF file to display in the correct colour. Have a PNG and AI of the same file, and they are differnt in AE but identical in PS. It's getting on my nerves. Any other help would be appreciated. Cheers...

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