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I have two documents open in Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Mac. They are both dragons and I want the dragons to be the same colour. I have entered the same value however the colours are different. I noticed that the CMYK spectrum for both documents are different - one appears to be lighter than the other. How do I change this so they are both the same?


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It sounds like both documents have different colour profiles or are using different colour spaces. Some things to check:

  • Ensure File → Document Color Mode is CMYK for both.

  • Ensure Edit → Assign Profile is using the same profile for both.

  • Ensure View → Proof Setup and Proof Colors are the same for both.

It should be one of those things.

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