I have 2 different objects in Illustrator CS6. They are both their own layer. They both consist of several paths which are filled with a gradient made to resemble gold.
My problem is that of one the object's colors suddenly seemed washed out. I don't remember what I did exactly. For example, a black stroke seems dark gray, almost as if it was transparent, and a gold gradient fill also seems like if all the colors that make up the gradient were a lighter shade.
I double checked and yes, the colors are identical in both objects, and the document color setting is CMKY. Also, the opacity levels are identical in both (100%). Is there any setting that would cause this? It almost looks as if when you get an object in isolation mode, the rest of the non-isolated objects become a bit washed out and transparent, but not to that point, a little bit less. In other words, the object with washed out colors looks like the other objects that are not in isolation mode, but nothing is in isolation mode! I hope this makes sense.