Monday, May 01, 2006

Illustrator CS2: Color shift to gray in gradient

If you open up an Illustrator 10 file in Illustrator CS2, some gradients might be gray (de-saturated), but the colors on the ends of the gradient look fine.

Illustrator CS2 will not let you gradient a Pantone (Spot Color). This makes since in the printing world, but if you are using Illustrator to layout a webpage, it is annoying. The answer is to change the Pantone swatch that is used in the gradient to a process color within the Swatch palette.

--Stephen M. James


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having issues with all my colors shifting when opening a Illustrator 10 document in CS2.

Also my fonts are "Bolder".

Any ides? This is a major issue for me as i'm doing most all of my web designs in illustrator.

-John Leger

August 02, 2006  
Blogger Stephen M. James said...

Are your Edit>>Color Settings the same? That would be my first thing to check.

Try Adobe Forums next.

This post might help.


August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Stephen.

I'll check it out.


August 04, 2006  

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