I have downloaded a VECTOR image from Shutterstock, and it was built as an RGB file. When I try to convert it to CMYK (File-->Document Mode-->Concert to CMYK), it totally whacks out the image. I have tried everything I know how to do, and can't figure this out. I've tried changing the colors in the palette to CMYK, but it doesn't convert them permanently.
I'm attaching two files (as JPEGS so you can see the problem), one shows the sunshine image nice and smooth. The other is after the conversion to CMYK.
If you have any ideas, or want to see the actual file, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the actual .eps file.
hi & good evening..
I'm just started my intern and I rarely used AI before. So, there are many things that i want to know.
My senior designer asked me to design either ;
option A: using AI in CMYK mode. After that before print, he asked me to open AI file in Photoshop and convert to RGB and save as JPEG. Then, you can print the JPEG file.
option B: Using AI in CMYK mode but the color using PANTONE color.
So, I just decided using option A because its my first time heard about PANTONE.
I don't really understand why I have to do that. When I asked him, he just simply say to brighten up the output. When I asked he again why, he mad at me.
anyway lots and lots and lots of thanks to all of you.
p/s: sorry if you find this hard to understand. Still improving my english
Please create your own thread. Discussing your completely different issues in this old thread will only confuse everyone.
Check out this video, If you gonna print your file after all, follow the methods in this video Gradient RGB to CMYK conversion - YouTube it'll give you 99% same result after printing that file. There're no other ways to solve this issue, that's why I would like to use this trick for printing.
i would just save it as .tiff from illustrator, that will make it CYMK.
Save it as an eps, then you won't get that weird gradient flare
I have faced the same issue, several times! I finally decided to open the illustrator file in Photoshop and change the color mode from there. If you want to place the file in Indesign, it works!