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how to tell if color is process or spot in adobe illustrator?


Question

How can I tell if a color is a process or spot color in adobe illustrator? How can I tell if a color is a process or spot color in adobe illustrator?

2012/10/03
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10/3/2012 8:07:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Select an object.. look at the Color Panel.

Spot.....

spot

CMYK .....

cmyk

Alternatively, you can open the Separations Preview Panel (Window > Separations Preview) and toggle visibility icons (the little eyeballs) to show and hide specific color types.

seps

2012/10/03
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10/3/2012 8:29:00 PM

There is an easier way. Even in "rainbow of gradients" mode. Just look at the swatch thumbnail.

in this example you can see non-global process, global process, and spot just by the indicator in the bottom right.

2012/10/03