Author Topic: Illustrator, Let the program change a cmyk color to pantone. Recolor Artwork.  (Read 2044 times)

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Adobe Illustrator - Let the program change a cmyk color to pantone color using Recolor Artwork.  This shirt vid shows where and how to select a cmyk or rgb color and change it to a pantone using the Pantone color book from the swatch list, for screen print separations.

There are other ways of changing colors. Some better than others depending on the situation. This feature (Recolor Artwork) is good, but can get more complex if you are provided art with multiple shades of black and multiple blacks. etc.



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Cool tip, Dan, thanks.

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Funny thing. 

Because, I don’t often go outside my normal procedures for separations, apparently this Recolor Artwork has been a feature for over 10 years now. It was just in other areas in the past. Maybe I saw it before and dismissed it as a good option for me. I donno, but it’s been there. It is pretty complex or can provide hundreds of Pantone shades. And the. You have to take extra steps to narrow it down. That’s probably why I avoided it.  It’s not useful if someone provides a auto traced photo in CMYK.  Is vector, but with thousands of elements. The same issue when someone uses filters for effects and then exports them or your convert it from Illy to Corel. It’s all CMYK and many many elements. So this method is just not useful. For those, a good (copy and paste) into photoshop is a great option.

I think I only started using it maybe 2 years ago (very useful on easier jobs).
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