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Illustrator colors are more vibrant than when exported

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Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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When working in illustrator my colors look much more vibrant than when I export. In this example, files I am working on color mode is set to RGB and profiles are set to sRGB. I get the colors how I want in illustrator, but when I export the colors are much darker.Screen Shot 2021-11-09 at 9.18.08 AM.png

 

In another exapmle, the same thing happens with CMYK. I am working on a file that is CMYK for print and the file in illustrator is very bright, but when saved as PDF or previewed in finder the color is much darker. It also prints darker than what I am seeing form illustrator. I have tried printing from both a PDF and staright from illustrator and both come out darker that what I see on screen in illustrator. Screen Shot 2021-11-09 at 9.21.56 AM.png

 

I am having to use Pantone swatches or brighten things and test eport/print until the color starts to look correct because I have no way of knowing what the color will export or print like if I just create the color in illustrator that I want. This is adding a lot of time on my projects, please help!

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So you are viewing it in Preview? Forget Preview. All it can tell is if there is something in the file.

 

As for PNGs: Illustrator doesn't embed color profiles in them when saving.

 

And of course: learn color management if you can't handle it already.

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As I said above, I am viewing PDFs in acrobat, opening JPGs and PNGs in photoshop/ and viewing them on websites and in email where they are being displayed. As far as the CMYK print files are concerend I am viewwing them in Acrobat as PDFs and printing them out to view them from both Acrobat and straight from illustrator. 

 

I have been a professional designer working with illustrator for 15 years and I have always had success. I am looking for a helpful answer that explains why illustrator is displaying colors very vibrantly but once anything leaves illustrator, print or other type of file, comes out a dull color. 

 

Everything was working as it normally has for 15 years until about 4 days ago when this issue started happening. 

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@Allie5CA3  schrieb:

As I said above, I am viewing PDFs in acrobat, opening JPGs and PNGs in photoshop/ and viewing them on websites and in email where they are being displayed.


 

No, you didn't say that above.

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Do you have multiple monitors?

How are your Edit > Color Settings setup?

What is the Document Color Profile? (you can check that at the options at the bottom of your window)

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I do have a monitor that is new. It was calebrated and I didn't have any trouble the first 3 weeks of using it but maybe something has gone wrong.

 

Here are the color settings.

Screen Shot 2021-11-10 at 2.30.07 PM.png

 For the document I am working with that will be printed, the document color mode is untagged CMYK.

The document I am using for content to be displayed digitally is sRGB IEC619966-2.1

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Maybe the Untagged CMYK is causing problems?

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