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AI keep changing my color

Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2020 Jan 07, 2020

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Hi. So it doesn't matter when I worked on RGB or CMYK mode,

the color (and also the code of course) gradually change by itself.

The color keeps changing if I re-open the file even the color mode or settings remain the same.

 

original colororiginal colorchanged colorchanged color

As you can see, the colors on the top is my original color but it turns faded/darker at the bottom.

 

Help? anyone?

Thank you 🙂

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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It is important to say, though, that if you use a Pantone spot colour in your design, then the CMYK and RGB values can and must change if you change your colour profile. That's the rules...

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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Hey.. All you need to do is to change your color mode from CMYK to RGB. Go to File > Document Color Mode > RGB. And RELINK your Image or pdf. If you don't relink your file you will NOT see any changes, So you MUST relink your file.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Hey.. All you need to do is to change your color mode from CMYK to RGB.


By @Manasi5DD1

 

Generally this is not a good advice. You don't just change the document color mode without considering how the artwork will be used.

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New Here ,
Dec 21, 2021 Dec 21, 2021

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https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44596797-illust...

I'm having the same issue and apparently, cms is auto converting the values to preserver appearance. Which causes the colors to shift. I've posted my work around in the above link. Please check it out. Only happens when images are involved.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 21, 2021 Dec 21, 2021

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What you are describing is not a workaround and the solution has already been posted in this thread.

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Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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I had the same problem when I switched to Illustrator 26.0.2. I am working in RGB, and import my brand color swatches each time. Illustrator wants to switch to CMYK every time I open the file. I fixed this with this trick. Everytime I open my illustrator files I just go to File > Document Color Mode > change from CMYK to RBG, then resave the file. When you create a new Illustrator file make sure to select Color Mode > RGB.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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When you create a new Illustrator file make sure to select Color Mode > RGB.


By @Deleted User

 

That is a recipe for disaster.

When creating a new file, make sure you select document type of Screen, Mobile or film that already is in RGB. You don't want to convert a CMYK file to RGB, because that will mess up your swatches.

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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I had this issue aswell, I couldn't get around it in AI but when if you switch to photoshop you can fill in your AI document with the correct colors that way

 

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2024

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i have same problem, this ai file working on iMac 2013 with macOS 10.15.7 with Adobe illustrator 2020.

I've had this problem for a few years..............

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 20, 2024 Jun 20, 2024

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Hi @rickyy10263297,

 

I understand how frustrating it can be to encounter such unusual behavior in your files. I've never seen anything like this in my files. Have you had a chance to try the suggestions shared above?

If it's not too much trouble, could you please share the sample file and a screenshot of your color settings? This will really help us understand the issue better and provide you with the best possible assistance. Thank you!

 

Regards,

Srishti

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

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Thank you your reply, The questions from"Ton Frederiks" asked me were very insight. i testing now.

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

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sorry, my english not good. I will do more testing on this weekend. i just test place image form menu bar is no color change problem, but drop images into Illustrator from "Br" or desktop folder will change all object color & "swatch" color (color name will not change) . if u set the color is color type "Global", "Global" color will not change. pls see my attached images~~THX!!

 

Screenshot-2024-06-21-at-7.30.40-PM.jpg

 

Screenshot-2024-06-21-at-7.32.14-PM.jpg

 

Screenshot-2024-06-21-at-7.33.40-PM.jpg

 

Screenshot-2024-06-21-at-7.34.50-PM.jpg

 

This Bug is so funny!! 

***this ai file working on iMac 2013 with macOS 10.15.7 with Adobe illustrator 2023 (27.9.4)

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

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i find image very low-res, i share image again!!

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Community Expert ,
Jun 20, 2024 Jun 20, 2024

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@rickyy10263297 Do you drag and drop images into Illustrator?

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Jun 21, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

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very very very thank you, just testing for "drag and drop images into Illustrator"! got it ! got it!! this is problem!!

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Community Expert ,
Jun 21, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

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Thanks @rickyy10263297  Drag and drop has been mentioned a couple of times as the cause of changing values.

I cannot replicate that, but I can replicate the change of appearance and document color profile after draging from Photoshop, that may be a different but related bug.

@Srishti Bali Can someone from the Illustrator team contact Ricky? It seems like this problem is hard to replicate, but Ricky can.

Here are some UserVoice posts that mention drag and drop and changing color values:

Drag and drop

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44899369-color-...

 

Dawn mentions dragging images in the comments

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/40866958-colour...

 

Thar Lynn Oo  mentioned drag and drop

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44596797-illust...

 

Drag and drop

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44899369-color-...

 

Dawn mentions dragging images in the comments

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/40866958-colour...

 

Thar Lynn Oo  mentioned drag and drop

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44596797-illust...

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Jun 21, 2024 Jun 21, 2024

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thanks for solve my problem 😄

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