Illustrator: Getting solid color values from transparency?
I created a logo in illustrator and after much experimentation, settled with a design which the client approved.
The problem is, some shapes have a transparency of 60% which looks amazing on white but I need to clean this up before sending final files to the client.
Question: How do I get an accurate solid colour value from a 60% transparent shape in Illustrator?
Things I've tried:
The eyedropper in illustrator only gathers the 100% colour value not the 60%+white which I need.
Pasting / Importing into Photoshop changes the colour appearance completely even though both are viewing as CMYK
Sounds like Object â†’ Flatten Transparency might work for you:
Take a look at this simplified example:
Using Flatten Transparency will turn the two shapes into 3 with the transparency, well, flattened:
Unfortunately, this does not preserve the colors exactly as they are initially rendered. In the example above, the lighter pink changes from
#FFA9A9 (using CS5). Use with caution!