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Community Beginner ,
Apr 01, 2020

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I have had a problem for some times now : when I use black in illustrator, it comes out brownish in any other app... I have to correct every file before exporting, it is quite time consuming. Any idea ?

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Black problem

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Apr 01, 2020

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I have had a problem for some times now : when I use black in illustrator, it comes out brownish in any other app... I have to correct every file before exporting, it is quite time consuming. Any idea ?

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What colour mode are you working in?

What are the colour values of the black?

What are the other apps you are viewing the files in?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2020

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a/ I work in CMYK (files are meant to end up in chinese factories for production purposes). 

b/ #000000, the default black in Illustrator, which I try not to use anymore...

c/ Mainly Photoshop, but Acrobat and Windows viewer get the same brownish aspect on black.

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Apr 01, 2020

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Generally this means that you have different color settings in your programs. Check it in Edit > Color settings (if you use Windows; not sure whether on Mac this option in Edit menu or in main program menu, but the option name is the same).

Also, check the color mode of your Illustrator doc and in the export settings. When you export RGB doc to CMYK image, you can get some issues if Color settings are not arranged.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 04, 2020

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check pls if your Color Settings in different programs are the same. Brownish appearance of black is normal for rich black, this problem can be solved by synchronizing the color settings of all programs in the workflow.

If you want to print just one ink, make sure that your color in Color panel is 100% black (Color panel in CMYK mode). When you have Document color mode as CMYK and Color panel mode as RGB, you have any color but pure black 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2020

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First, determine the color mode.
File>Document>Color Mode...RGB or CMYK

To get the rich black preview. Change your Preferences>Appearance of Black...Display All Blacks as Rich Black.

preferences.jpg

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2020

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This is already done. 

Thank you for the answer.

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Apr 02, 2020

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"#000000, the default black in Illustrator, which I try not to use anymore..."

#000000 is an RGB black and gets converted to a mix of CMYK inks.

Always use CMYK sliders when working in a CMYK document.

And can you show your Edit > Color Settings?

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Apr 02, 2020

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 02, 2020

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That Black looks OK.

Can you show from the Edit  menu > Color Settings 

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Apr 02, 2020

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Sorry for the french... 

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Apr 02, 2020

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No problem.

Your Color Settings look OK.

When you use a 100% CMYK black (Noir), you should not get a brownish color.

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Apr 02, 2020

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Still... this is when I correct the default black, but if I don't, I get the brownish thing. If I vectorize in BW for example, I get the dark brown instead of the 100% beautiful black I expect. So I must change the color each time to get something correct. 

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Apr 02, 2020

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Exactly how do you vectorize your images step by step?

Step 1: you open a JPEG in Illustrator? Which color mode does it have?

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Apr 04, 2020

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I get the same problem with RGB and CMYK files. I just use the "BW Logo" vectorize function.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 04, 2020

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Create a New document based on Print preset

In this CMYK document Place the image.

Trace and Expand

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