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cant use the exact colors

New Here ,
Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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hi,

i use illustrator 2022, and i cannot pick the exact color. 

i choose a color from the color picker, but it looks diffrent on the page. more faded usually. i try t to give it more saturation or brightness but it always turns out differently. the rest of the programs are fine so i think the problem is not my pc. (its macbook air) 

how can i pick the color i want?

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Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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It can depend on the document color mode. 

If you work in RGB, you have more colors to choose from compared to a CMYK document which lets you only use colors that can be reproduced by the (more limited) printing inks.

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Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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no it is in cmyk, and in gpu. today i used another mac but i didnt had that problem there.

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Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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How do you pick your color? Do you enter CMYK values?

Are the Color Settings the same on both machines?

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Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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Ekran Resmi 2022-10-13 22.15.01.png

 like this, firstly clicking to left bottom color square, i dont know what setting is this. it is cmyk thats all i know

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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Hello @zeynep25537991s7kw,

 

Sorry to hear about this experience. Would you mind recalibrating your Display for sRGB, restarting your computer, and then relaunching Illustrator as suggested by Ton to check if it helps?

 

Looking forward to your response.


Thanks,

Anubhav

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"i choose a color from the color picker, but it looks diffrent on the page"

In your screendump I don't see a difference between the color in your color picker and the color applied to your object.

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Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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If you are working in CMYK make sure file >> document Color Mode >> CMYK

 

RGB has a wider color gamut, especially in the more saturated color like primary blue. Light is more pure than ink hence RGB for example has a nice primary blue and CMYK does not. 

 

Since you are working on another mac and if the monitor  with issue is in good condition you need to color calibrate. And check all the settings are the same. To me the color seems the same, where are you comparing????

MikeGondek_0-1665691571643.png

 

 

 

 

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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i picked a color online and pasted it and its obviouly not the same. i tried color calibrating but its not about it otherwise i would see the online one as same color. my illustrator is updated should i delete it and upload again? its 26.5

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Community Expert ,
Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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Can you check your Color Settings? Edit menu > Color Settings...

What is your RGB working space? Hex color values will give you a another color impression  in different RGB working spaces.

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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 im sorry its in turkish i dont know if these are the right settings. should i make it english or can you translate?

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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That seems fine. There is probably a problem caused by the difference between your monitor color profile (Display) and the sRGB working space from your Color Settings. That means that the same number with the Display profile will give another color than with the sRGB profile.

Can you try if setting your monitor profile to sRGB makes it better?

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no its not. the colors are still not getting as bright or as saturated or as spesific as i want them. 

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Oct 14, 2022 Oct 14, 2022

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Your document color mode is CMYK. That bright turquoise color just doesn't work in CMYK and therefore Illustrator converts it.

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then what should i do if rgb is limited and cmyk is not working? because this is not only turquoise problem many colors have that problem. i have a macbook air and latest illustrator how can i solve this problem no one is giving the solution...

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this is what I get, inline with what others are saying. 

 

cmyk_vs_rgb.jpg

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