Colors changing from spot to process when using "Gaussian Blur" effect.

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Apr 27, 2018

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I'm using Illustrator CC (22.1).

I have a rectangle that is filled with a spot color.  When I give it a gaussian blur, the color changes from a spot to a process build in "Separations Preview".

The "Color" and "Swatches" windows still show that it is spot, it just shows up as process in the "Separations Preview" window.

How do I correct this?

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May 06, 2018

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Gaussian Blur, gradients - all kind of transparency with spot colors --> Do symbols honor Spot Colors

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2018

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Go to the menu Effect > Document Raster Effects Settings.

At the bottom of the dialog there is an option called Preserve Spot Colours.

Is it turned on or off?

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May 15, 2018

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Hi Ollie,

I would like to know if the steps suggested above worked for you, or the issue still persists.

Kindly update the discussion if you need further assistance with it.

Thanks,

Srishti

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I am having a similar issue, and nothing would induce the art (which was created by the last version of Illustrator) to separate correctly. In the end, I created a bitmap TIF of the shadow in question and used that.

 

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Aug 27, 2020

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Mat,

 

are you using the latest version of Illustrator 24.3 (released a couple of days ago)?

 

It should work properly with that version.

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