Sorry non-graphic designer here (EE / firmware coder!). I've got the weirdest thing, I don't know what's going on.

I have an illustrator logo file that has the correct color (sample here):

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I can get Illustrator to export all kinds of the correct color files from Illustrator.

But when I import one of those files, I always get a result like the below (both in Photoshop and InDesign:

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What is going with the colors in the file? I can take a 2mb JPEG of the logo, but when I import it the color shifts.

What am I missing here? Thanks!

1 Answer 1


The Illustrator file is in RGB color mode

  • Go to Menu File > Document Color Mode and chose the right one:


The InDesign file is in CMYK color mode

  • Go to Menu Edit > Transparency Blend Space and chose the right one:


  • So that is so obvious. I don't know why my Indesign guy didn't catch this when I asked him. Thanks. Let me try to adjust the color in CMYK in Illustrator.
    – Leroy105
    Jul 29, 2018 at 15:14
  • Okay, so here is the deal. Is it possible CMYK can't quite replicate the RGB color? Because I convert the RGB values to CMYK and I end up with the blue that does not match. Should I just eyeball a blue that is close, is there a better way to get this color match from RGB to CMYK? The target color is: #007AFF
    – Leroy105
    Jul 29, 2018 at 15:21
  • – Should I just eyeball a blue that is close...– Where's the Graphic Designer of this logo??? This is the professional who has to tell you which is the CMYK equivalent color.
    – user120647
    Jul 29, 2018 at 15:27
  • Well, you get what you get for $30 logo design. ;)
    – Leroy105
    Jul 29, 2018 at 15:30
  • @Leroy105 I'm sure the CMYK color is included in this price.
    – user120647
    Jul 29, 2018 at 15:40

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