Illustrator Cmyk | Adobe Illustrator Color Management – Pantone, Cmyk, & Rgb

Cary Hawkins

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Adobe Illustrator Color Management - Pantone, Cmyk, & Rgb


[MUSIC] What’s up Youtube? It’s Kerry Hawkins, with another vector made tutorial today. I kind of wanted to go over some basics of color management talk about some pan tones and conversions to CMYK and so forth, so let’s go ahead and jump on in. Alright, so on the left. This is just the way. I like to do things you can do it in a lot of different ways, but I find this to be a pretty helpful way. This is cooler CO. And if you go to their color generator generator, you will see something like this. You can just randomly select some of these by hitting spacebar. Or if you you know, like this color palette looks kind of neat, so I just kind of went with it and drag it over here, but if you want him to generate one, you just hit spacebar. It will generate a new one for you just like that, and if you don’t like that, you want to like, change things on your own. It’s really cool. You can lock say you only like these two greens. You could lock that and then hit spacebar. And these three will change. Just do a different color palette, which is pretty cool, and then even inside of that, you can adjust these manually either with RGB or CMYK and just, you know, do, however you need and get the color that you want and then you can lock it in and hit Spacebar again. If you want to a couple times, just see what comes up so pretty sweet. Once you get this where you want it. You could come up here and export to various formats. Let’s just do SPG! I’ll come in here real quick. Open this up in Illustrator. So here we are and let me let me just drag this back over here so we can see both and before. I do anything I’m gonna set this as a CMYK because I think we’re gonna go with with that first. I always like to think in Cmyk because it’s the most limited color gamut that you’re gonna work with RGB. He’s just got way more colors, so let’s say we like this color palette, and we were wanting to brand this for our client. What I would do is kind of first figure out what the Pantone colors are now. Pantone colors are gonna be these colors determined by Pantone, the company Pantone and they they’re made with by mixing colors. Kind of like when you were a kid when you mixed two colors to get another color, it’s like that, but they’re just doing it with absolute precision, and they’ve got a few more colors that they’re working with as basis, but that’s basically what they do to try to keep your colors uniform across all mediums and so what I like to do when I’m branding. A new company is start off with what is their Pantone color and I’ll go from there to find their CMYK values and their RGB values. So if we grab these over here and then come up to edit edit colors and Recolor artwork, youll. Get this pop-up right here. Now what I would do here, is you. Can you can set the number of colors that you want it to be, which is really cool sometimes? But in this case, we just want to leave it on auto. You want to get all five colors here? What you’ll do is come down to this, which limits the color group and you want to go to color books and probably start with solid coated. You’ll probably want to do one of these too. Most of the time there are uses for these others, but this is. I mean, bread and butter right here. So solid coated is gonna be if these colors are printed on something that’s glossy. The material therefore, would be less porous, less absorbent and uncoated as if it’s it doesn’t have a gloss coat, it’s going to be more porous of substance, but a lot of times, you know, you’ll need both of these, but III kind of started in solid. Just I don’t know those seems to be common practice, so go there, and and it will automatically assign Pantones to each of these colors. Now we can see what they’re gonna be up here. You can see the ones or you can come in here and specify if you want to. I tend to just go with the flow and say okay, and see how those look and you can compare from here to here. There are some differences this that this is, of course, all on an RGB screen and this is trying to be a CMYK representation, which means that things like this green aren’t going to be as vibrant, right but well. I mean, we’ll get this color when we do our GV stuff, but this is kind of what’s going on here. You’ve got paint. John 3:6 DC 5 7 5 7 2 4 85 76 98 and 563 Now these may be not the perfect colors for you, but it’s usually a decent starting spot, and if you need to adjust these accordingly, you know, you can go into your Swatch area here, swatches and open Swatch Library. Come back to color books and open up solid coated. And there you go or all your Pantone colors. So if you want to find something, that’s a little bit better. Maybe you don’t like this. Maybe it’s not blue enough. You could always come in here and get it a different blue. So anyway, that’s just something to think about. Actually, that that’s kind of cool. Well, let’s just back up. I’ll go with whatever I had, so lets. Use this one. I just created a copy you. Can you know control-c control-v or you can do like? I do and just click and drag up while holding alt and shift. I just like to keep things in a nice, neat line. All I’m doing here to shrink it down from both sides is as I’m clicking and dragging. I’m holding Alt So that just means it’s gonna pull from both ends, so I’m just making a little square. I want to click on this button here which is going to convert to. I see my CMYK palette, But before I do that. This is 360 See well. You’ll notice here is the illustrator when it converted, did this funky conversion, right, 61 point 4 6 % 0 Magenta, 95.5 8% yellow and 0 black, which these are just funky values the point, whatever is usually not something you want, you kind of want to have, you know? 61 % or 62 % same here, 95 or 96 You don’t want to have the in-between’s there? It’s usually not helpful. It’s hard to remember what that’s gonna look like exactly so. I like to clean those up, and if you go to the Pantone website, let’s just go there real quick if you come over here on, find a Pantone and then enter the number, which it was 360 seen so just put 316 see click. Submit, mmm, graphic designers. Pops up, that’s. The one you want, click on this and it will give you the values. So if you can see, this one was close. It needs to be 63 0 and 84 so that was decently close, but some of these conversions can be pretty off, like sometimes it might actually put in a little magenta or black when this is telling you not to, so I always reference what Pantone says, because they’re, they’re usually gonna be the closest now that said your printer may not print this off looking very much like this. Pantone, it’s quite possible. It’s gonna look very different. So, you know, take this with a grain of salt. Try it out a lot of the time. This is gonna be in the ballpark, but it may be depending on how good your printer is. What kind of inks they’re using and all that kind of stuff, so be sure to test it out. If it’s a huge deal, the other thing I would do again, I just clicked and dragged, made a copy. You see, if I’m holding shift, it’s gonna go straight up and down, not gonna go left or right, and if I hit all you get the extra copy there, see that the change in my cursor from 1 to 2 you get the black and white, so I’m making a copy. I’m gonna bring this over to RGB. And it looks like 108 194 and 74 are the values. Now you can already see that’s a little bit more vibrant than this one we’re inside of a CMYK preview, though, so even then it’s not going to be as vibrant as it will be. If you actually save this out in RGB format, I know that’s a little confusing sometimes, but that’s how it works, so what I usually end up doing is just you know something like this, so you know that this is the CMYK value and this is the RGB value, and and these are your Pantones down here, something like that and so you didn’t, you would go through, You know, make copies of each one of these and and grab all these colors over here to make your own. Cmyk and RGB values for each one of these, and they’re gonna just look like this where it’s slightly different. Let me drag these close so you can see. There are subtle differences here, right. I think the RGB is probably really close. Yeah, and there’s still a difference. You can tell, but that’s the way it’s gonna be when you set these things up for a branding for your client. But anyway, those are just some basics of how I would go about changing up color palettes choosing color palettes. You guys can do this. In all sorts of ways, you can grab images offline, and you use the eyedropper tool if you want to to get colors that you like, and then go through the same process so that you can figure out what’s the closest Pantone color to those values or you can take those values and go into a site that converts RGB or CMYK into pan tones. There are a lot of different ways to do this, and some of those are better than others. Just try it out until you find one that you like. I tend to like coolers really well. And obviously the Pantone website is gonna be really good because they’re very particular about the value of these colors and the accuracy. So anyway, that’s all. I’ve got for today like subscribe share. Do all those wonderful things for me. I’m I’m really picking up on subscribers and I’m having a good time doing it. So thanks, guys.