Colour Issue

Explorer ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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I have made a new colour.

The colour looks colourful in the swatched panel.

But looks very dull, when i apply it to a square.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

If you use Pantone spot colors your are using colors that can only be printed by mixing special inks to print that color. These are not normal CMYK printing inks and can be previewed by using Overprint preview.

The dull color you see is how the color would look if converted to normal CMYK inks.

 

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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Looks like a spot color.

How does it look with View > Overprint Preview?

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Yes selected a pantone colour and adjusted the brightness to 100% using HSB.

When i choose overprint preview. It shows the actual brightness.

One other this to know is that it gives a warning of out of gamut.

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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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If your document is in CMYK color mode, any swatches you create that are outside the gamut of that space (which it looks like yours is), they will convert to the closest possible value in your artwork based on your Color settings.

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Yes it is CMYK color mode.

RGB looks as it is.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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If you are working on a digital design, then file >> Doucment Color Mode >> RGB

If Print then CMYK

 

If you still have the issue, send us a screnshot of your edit >> color settings

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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It is designed for printing.

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If you use Pantone spot colors your are using colors that can only be printed by mixing special inks to print that color. These are not normal CMYK printing inks and can be previewed by using Overprint preview.

The dull color you see is how the color would look if converted to normal CMYK inks.

 

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