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Converting Pantone to RGB

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Aug 26, 2020

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Hello friends,

 

I really need your help! I have designed a logo in Adobe Ilustrator CC 2020 consisting of 2 Pantone colors and I am having issues converting Pantone to the correct RGB values.

 

These are the steps I have taken:

 

  1. The logo was originally made using CMYK mode with Pantone colors from the COLOR BRIDGE coated book. *The colors are PANTONE 2035 C and PANTONE 446 C
  2. I have changed the mode to RGB, so I could prepare the logo files for digital use.
  3. Then when I tried to add the RGB values to match the Pantones, an error message appeared (See ScreenShot for reference)  * Out of web color warning and Out of Gamut Color

 

Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 21.22.37.png 

 

How do I fix these issues? Please advice!

 

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Converting Pantone to RGB

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Hello friends,

 

I really need your help! I have designed a logo in Adobe Ilustrator CC 2020 consisting of 2 Pantone colors and I am having issues converting Pantone to the correct RGB values.

 

These are the steps I have taken:

 

  1. The logo was originally made using CMYK mode with Pantone colors from the COLOR BRIDGE coated book. *The colors are PANTONE 2035 C and PANTONE 446 C
  2. I have changed the mode to RGB, so I could prepare the logo files for digital use.
  3. Then when I tried to add the RGB values to match the Pantones, an error message appeared (See ScreenShot for reference)  * Out of web color warning and Out of Gamut Color

 

Screen Shot 2020-08-26 at 21.22.37.png 

 

How do I fix these issues? Please advice!

 

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Don't worry about it for RGB.

It warns that the color cannot be printed with CMYK inks and that it does not fit in the limited (and obsolete) web color palette.

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Great news 👍🏼 Im amazed of the quick and efficient responses! Thank you. So even if error messages show, I can still save the logo as it is without having to worry? 

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Just make sure that your Edit menu > Color Settings have sRGB as the RGB working space

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Sorry to bother you again, but Would you mind to show me a screenshot of this so I fully understand? 🙏

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It is best to create an RGB document, select the Pantone color and convert it to RGB with these RGB working space color settings.

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Hi Ton!

 

The problem of creating a document from scracth is that it would take me ages, as there are tons of logos, icons, etc, etc made for the client usage in CMYK. Thats the main reason I have converted the mode to RGB and saved the file with a different name. With that said, If I take a look at my converted RGB mode document Color Settings, it shows its on sRGB mode. Please take a look a look at the screenshots below:

 

My second concern is, it says the settings are for US, but I am based in Spain. Is that a problem? will it be sincronized with the Pantones?

 

Screen Shot 2020-08-27 at 10.09.12.png

Screen Shot 2020-08-27 at 10.16.55.pngAnd finally do I select Spot, Process or none?And finally do I select Spot, Process or none?

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Seems OK if you convert the document to RGB and then convert the Pantone color.

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Hi.

Try with this https://www.pantone.com/color-finder

And make the new swatches in a new RGB color Mode Document.

Best Regards

 

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Based on your answer, you are saying its better to create a new document with RGB mode directly, instead of converting colors from a CMYK document ?

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Yes. You already have the RGB values.

Remember to keep a document for the printing side in CMYK and another file in RGB.

Regards

 

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Hi Carlos!

 

Thank you, I will copy and paste the exact answer I have given to another expert from this community, as I also want to get your feedback please...

 

¨The problem of creating a document from scratch is that it would take me ages, as there are tons of logos, icons, etc, etc made for the client usage in CMYK. Thats the main reason I have converted the mode to RGB and saved the file with a different name. ¨

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