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indesign help needed

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by kidlugz, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. kidlugz

    kidlugz Guest

    i'm importing an .AI file into indesign which is working fine, except the colours get muddied up once opened. the weird thing is that it's only happening with this one particular CMYK combo i'm using. i've imported numerous files with the came CMYK combo and the results are identical for each. even weirder, this isn't happening with any other .AI files. just the ones with this particular colour combination. any ideas on how to correct this bizarre colour dysfunction?

    please god help because this is driving me fucking mad. thanks.
     
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i'm not really sure what i'm talking about, but try converting it to another format first, and change it back later
     
  3. Brandon

    Brandon Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2003 Messages: 115 Likes Received: 0
    Are you using pantone colors for your illustrator file? If you are the problem is that even though illustrator and indesign are both adobe products and therefor should have cross-compatibility using the pantone color matching system...they don't. So this causes problems when importing ai files into indesign. In some cases it might look fine when its printed (if thats what you plan on doing with the file when you are completed). Otherwise you've got to re-apply the colors to your objects in indesign.
     
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    wish I had some knowledge to drop. hopefully I will soon...I just heard we're going to be switching most of the company over to indesign.
     
  5. Brandon

    Brandon Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2003 Messages: 115 Likes Received: 0
    wait Steve, don't tell me....your using Quark right now???
     
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    yeah...and you don't want to know what version either. I can't wait to try it out...I've heard nothing but good stuff...except for kidlugz problem.

    speaking of which...what platform are you on lugz? is the color problem on screen or is it printed material?
     
  7. Brandon

    Brandon Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2003 Messages: 115 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah, Quark bites the big one, although its somehow the industry standard still...it won't be. I don't think it will even exist in a couple years.
     
  8. kidlugz

    kidlugz Guest

    i'm on a PC. the problem is both screen and print. and no, i'm not using spot colours...only CMYK. i'm fiddling with the colour settings in hopes of finding a solution. this is the only problem i've encountered with Indesign in 4 months of use. it's light years better than Quark. layers, multiple undo's, high quality image display so you can actually see the images you're working with!!!! consumers are finally offered quality layout software. i'll bet indesign will dethrone quark in 4-6 years. i'm not really into supporting the adobe empire but quark deserves to get bumped out...they haven't even tried to keep up.
     
  9. Brandon

    Brandon Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2003 Messages: 115 Likes Received: 0
    Huh, I don't know what the problem is then man. There is a problem with Indesign CS that I've found already though. This being that when you try to use a transparency or a feathering or anything like that on an imported image, it looks fine in Indesign, and it looks fine when you export it to a .pdf, but when you try and print it, it prints as if you'd just imported the picture and stuck it there without any effects. Bah!
     
  10. kidlugz

    kidlugz Guest

    yeah. i've experienced that too. images had a weird transparency around them when placed over a block of colour. so i guess the folks at adobe still have some bugs to work out. it's still superior to quark.
     
  11. Brandon

    Brandon Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2003 Messages: 115 Likes Received: 0
    agreed to the fullest. 2000.
     
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