colors dull in illustrator 2020

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May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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All of my colors in Illustrator are super dull for some reason. One of my favorite colors is this bright royal blue (0303F6), but when I try to use it in Illustrator, it comes out muted and just plain sad. It does this with every other color I use, too. I'll attach some pictures below.

 

I'm fairly new to Illustrator, so I have little to no clue what I'm doing. Advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

Here's the color I want:

Screen Shot 2020-05-06 at 11.01.53 AM.png

 

And here's Illustrator's take on it:

Screen Shot 2020-05-06 at 11.19.50 AM.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020
Or start with an RGB document. Don't use a Print preset but an Art & Illustration preset to create a new document.

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May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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eturk,

 

First guess: you are in CMYK Color Mode; you can create/switch a/the document in(to) RGB Color Mode and start over.

 

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May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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Hi,
Please share your color settings from Edit -> Color Settings... Please refer the below screenshot for the same.

 

Screenshot 2020-05-07 at 12.03.48 AM.png

 

Also, you can refer below post

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/colors-dull-in-illustrator-2020/m-p/11110386?page=1#U1111...

 

I hope this helps you

Thanks

 

Best regards

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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Thank you so much! 

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Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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This worked for me.

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Or start with an RGB document.

Don't use a Print preset but an Art & Illustration preset to create a new document.

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Thanks so much! Super easy fix and I can't believe how quickly people responded.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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I am having the exact same issue though none of the suggestions in this thread have fixed the problem. No matter whether or not I select a Web Template or a custom RGB layout my colors are still coming out muddled. And before you ask, my color settings are identical to those that @Charu Rajput posted.

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Please create a new thread. Yours is a different issue.

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May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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For my part you are welcome, eturk.

 

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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this does not work. I just created a new RGB document in illustrator 2020 and the colors are still muted.

 

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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Can you create a new topic and describe what you did and expect?

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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I discovered the problem. I am using dual monitors with my computer which involve aa apple PowerBook pro and a Dell 48" monitor. If i look at the illustrator color on the Dell screen it is muted. If i pull the workspace over to the PowerBook screen the color is exactly what its supposed to be. So, it is the Dell monitor causing my problem. I will call Dell to see if there is a better way to calibrate their monitor.

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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I'm having the same problem with my new Dell monitor. Did you manage to fix the issue?

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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To test colors i pull it over to my laptop monitor, a Mac. The only workaround i know.

 

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