I am currently studying graphic design. I am using the Against the Clock portfolio builder for Adobe Illustrator CS6 to learn the program. I have had no problems until recently.
The book is asking me to set my CYMK color value to C15-M25-Y45-K0. The resulting color, as shown in the book, is a golden yellow sort of color. However, when I put the exact same color value in my Illustrator program, I instead get a very faded brown. To get a color similar to the one shown in the book I have to set the value to C5-M50-Y100-0, which is drastically different from the value given to me.
I have provided a link so you can see what the two values look like. On the left is the color with the value provided in the book, on the right is close to what the color should look like.
(Never mind the second open file. I opened it after I saw the color not coming right, since I new it had object with a similar color to what I needed.)
I have followed the book to a t, and I have gone over all the color setting to make sure that they are correct and, as far as I can tell, it is correct. I have also printed out the images, to see if it was perhaps simply my screen messing up the colors, but the color is the same when printed.