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Color gets saturated when exported from a CMYK artwork to .PDF

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I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. I am in the process of creating a brochure in CMYK mode. Here comes the issue when I export it in PDF the colors get saturated. Please help!

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Color gets saturated when exported from a CMYK artwork to .PDF

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I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. I am in the process of creating a brochure in CMYK mode. Here comes the issue when I export it in PDF the colors get saturated. Please help!

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What application do you use to view the PDF?

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Forget Preview.

Does it work in Acrobat?

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Please view: https://99designs.com/blog/tips/correct-file-formats-rgb-and-cmyk/

and https://indesignsecrets.com/my-cmyk-images-change-when-i-print-or-export-pdf.php

 

as should help you understand the visual difference. I gather you brochure is for printing thus the cmyk and hope you have a pantone book that gives you the correct visual of the colors you are using. Your screen will not give you a totally correct visual unless calibrated. Hope this helps.

 

P.S. also read: https://community.adobe.com/t5/color-management/anyone-overcome-issues-getting-cmyk-colors-to-look-t...

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