Jump to content

Different colour with the same numeric value??

Recommended Posts



For some reason the color of the object is different when choosing 90% black from the gray palette vs setting it on the cmyk slider...

Am i missing something here??






Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

It is because the gray pallet lies to you.


It really is an RGB mix. Even though the CMYK slider will report a black only value, it is a mix.


If you move the black slider a skosh and move it back to the desired value, you'll see the object's color change to correctly display and output. 


I have reported this and squawked about it over and over. If a document is a print document and using CMYK, the gray pallet should be correct and it is not.


I made my own default palette using 100% swatches of C M Y K, and 5% increments of black.

My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for the late reply.

You are 100% right! Moved the slider a bit and the color was corrected. 


This is a problem for work that needs colour precision, but at least there is a work around.

And it seems to be a problem with the app and not of a specific user or circunstances.

It really should be addressed.


Cheers and thank you MikeW

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now