Although I saw this question and followed the process step-by-step, I have trouble setting the default color of fill/stroke.

I want to set the fill with white(#ffffff) and stroke with black(#000000) in Adobe Illustrator 2024.

When I set them as the basic graph style and restarted the Illustrator, it came back to a slightly different color (i.e., black goes to #231815).

Can anyone give me the solution to this phenomenon?

Thank you for reading!

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    Sounds to me like your document is in CMYK. If you want the default black to be #000000 you need an RGB document. What are you designing for? For print or web, screen, etc?
    – Billy Kerr
    Oct 16 at 16:24
  • Thank you so much for the comment! I'm working on the figures in the journal paper. Since the format for the figure in the author guidelines was not indicated, I basically set the environment as CMYK. I didn't know that the default color of black in CMYK and RGB is different. Thank you for announcing!
    – Ssong
    Oct 17 at 1:40
  • Hex colors are RGB colors. If you are working in CMYK, you really shouldn't be using hex values to define any color. If you set an RGB/Hex "black" in a CMYK document, it gets converted to a CMYK black based upon the assigned color profiles for the application. If you set a C20M0Y0K100 black in a CMYK file, it'll stay at those values.
    – Scott
    Oct 30 at 21:30


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