CMYK diffrent in Photoshop/Illustrator 9.0

Posted on 2002-03-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
hi! i've created a graphic in photoshop as cmyk and saved it to a psd file. after importing it into illustrator it looks darker and the blue turns into green in cmyk document preview. in rgb document preview everything is fine. what is the problem ?

best regards
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ps_ i can switch in photoshop the mode to rgb and cmyk and i see no diffrences. what is illustrator's problem?
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You probably have different color management setups in each program. One is doing black point compensation, the other isnt. One is using a generic CMYK model, the other is using Euro...etc etc. Check to make sure both are the same.

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hi weed,
where do i set these options exactly? what will be the effect to the later printout?

best regards
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..and which model is usual?
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Those options are set in the Color Settings dialog. You can either turn everything OFF or you can mess with the color management. If youre using windows just turn it off. If youre on a Mac you can use your ColorSync profiles to define the working space. I usually leave the CMYK profiles at generic until i know what printer I'm going to use. Black point compensation is on and I use a Relative Colorimetric rendering intent. As long as both the programs match the colors should look the same in each.

When you go to print it out you'll get what you get. Unless you want to get into real color management but that involves creating profiles for your printer, monitor, etc.

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hi weed!
i have chosen photoshop color manag. in illustrator. now the colors really look similar. i hope that the result on the press are the same. normally i've switched it of and had good results.

many thanks

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