Understanding the difference between process and custom colors


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Understanding the difference between process and custom colors

When working with Illustrator, it's important to realize that we have two kinds of colors that we can use. We have something called Process Colors, and then we've something called Spot Colors. Now it's important to realize that Process is also a word that is sometimes referred to as four color process printing or CMYK, but in Illustrator, process has a bigger meaning. Process means that the color itself is derived from a combination of other primary colors.

So with Illustrator specifically, Process Colors are defined as a mixture of primary colors. Now the primary colors in CMYK are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. If you're working in an RGB document then defining process swatches would be using values of red, green and blue. However, the colors that you're trying to create are always being generated using a mixture of these primary colors. For example, in this document here, if I go over to my Swatches panel and I want to create a new Swatch, since I'm now inside ...

Understanding the difference between process and custom colors
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Understanding the difference between process and custom colors provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Coloring Artwork

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Design
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