Color Settings- Illustrator displaying is off

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Earlier today my colors in Illustrator look fine.  Now everything appears RGB but is on a CMYK workspace.  The appearance doesn't change in either color mode. I tried color settings, but the options i tried made the appearance worse. Please help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
See Ashutosh answer here, downgrade Photoshop and set the AI color settings: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/emulate-adobe-illustrator-6-0-bug-in-version-25-2-1/m-p/11904177#M268132

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Community Beginner , Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021
Ton Frederiks  linked to the answer in another thread, i am just going to paste the instructions here for MacOS it fixed my issue with the color displaying.Please follow the instructions below:Quit Adobe Illustrator and all the other Adobe apps.Holding down "option" cick "Go" in the finder menu and select Library. Then proceed to step 3 and 4.Go to ~/Library/Caches/Adobe/Color >(move to trash the file in this folder)Go to ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Color > (move to trash the file in this folder...

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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What do you mean by »everything appears RGB« exactly? 

Could you please post screenshots to illustrate the issue? 

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Can you check your Color Settings? Does it show Emulate Illustrator 6?

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Yes. If I switch it to custom, it looks the most correct but is still off. In Finder the Preview colors are fine-it's just when it's open in Illustrator.

 

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Comparison with InDesign. Both CMYK workspace.
Illustrators colours have gone crazy. Look at the oversaturated swatch and colour panels.
This needs fixing ASAP. Can't work with it like this!

 

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Downgrading to 25.1 made no difference. What's causing this???

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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Found a fix. Quit all apps, open Bridge and sync colour settings.

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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See Ashutosh answer here, downgrade Photoshop and set the AI color settings:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/emulate-adobe-illustrator-6-0-bug-in-version-25-2-1/m-p/1...

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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I'm having the exact same issues... this is horrible.

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Ton Frederiks  linked to the answer in another thread, i am just going to paste the instructions here for MacOS it fixed my issue with the color displaying.
Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Quit Adobe Illustrator and all the other Adobe apps.
  2. Holding down "option" cick "Go" in the finder menu and select Library. Then proceed to step 3 and 4.
  3. Go to ~/Library/Caches/Adobe/Color >(move to trash the file in this folder)
  4. Go to ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Color > (move to trash the file in this folder)
  5. Open Adobe Illustrator and go to Edit>color Settings and change the color settings to required colors space.  

 

Regards, Ashutosh

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