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Is RGB photo CMYK in a CMYK document?

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I drew something in Adobe sketch on my iPad in RGB. Then, I put it into a CMYK document on illustrator. Is my RGB photo now CMYK once it's embedded? Thanks!

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Yes, if you are working in a CMYK document, you have changed the color profile of what is within that document. You might notice that if you have very bright colors, for example, they now look a little duller. What is the ultimate destination of your document? If you are keeping it digital, then use an RGB document and un-embed, the photo will revert to RGB and you can embed again if need be. If you are printing, it will be CMYK anyway.

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Is RGB photo CMYK in a CMYK document?

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I drew something in Adobe sketch on my iPad in RGB. Then, I put it into a CMYK document on illustrator. Is my RGB photo now CMYK once it's embedded? Thanks!

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Yes, if you are working in a CMYK document, you have changed the color profile of what is within that document. You might notice that if you have very bright colors, for example, they now look a little duller. What is the ultimate destination of your document? If you are keeping it digital, then use an RGB document and un-embed, the photo will revert to RGB and you can embed again if need be. If you are printing, it will be CMYK anyway.

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Yes, if you are working in a CMYK document, you have changed the color profile of what is within that document. You might notice that if you have very bright colors, for example, they now look a little duller. What is the ultimate destination of your document? If you are keeping it digital, then use an RGB document and un-embed, the photo will revert to RGB and you can embed again if need be. If you are printing, it will be CMYK anyway.

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Thanks so much! I'm using it for print, so I'll keep it in CMYK.

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