I made a color chart by using the eyedropper to get colors from another file. When I go to get the CMYK values it only gives me a percentage. The Document Color Mode was RGB - changing it to CMYK didn't help.Image of what I'm working on edit answer found: Was expecting CMYK values to be like RGB values, non-percentage numbers.

  • I do not see a question here. – Scott Sep 5 '14 at 23:04

The colors in the color panel are just mixers. They don't set a color to RBG or CMYK. If you're in a CMYK document in File>DocumentColorMode -- You can just export the document to a pdf for print and boom, it's in CMYK. In your pdf export settings you can also confirm this by going to Output and selecting Color Conversion > Convert to Destination. Then make Destination Document CMYK. See screenshot below.

Saving a PDF from Illustrator

CORRECTION: In addition to what I said, please try this first. Select your colors and go to Edit>Edit Colors>Convert To CMYK Note that you may not see any drastic color changes depending on the color. You can do a test with RGB green (neon green) and either convert your document or do the Convert To CMYK command. You will see a change in color when doing this test.

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