How can I tell if a color is a process or spot color in adobe illustrator? How can I tell if a color is a process or spot color in adobe illustrator?
Select an object.. look at the Color Panel.
Alternatively, you can open the Separations Preview Panel (Window > Separations Preview) and toggle visibility icons (the little eyeballs) to show and hide specific color types.
There is an easier way. Even in "rainbow of gradients" mode. Just look at the swatch thumbnail.
in this example you can see non-global process, global process, and spot just by the indicator in the bottom right.