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Al Hamilton
Color change from outside programs to after effects 2019
on Jul 2, 2019 at 4:22:26 pm

When I import files from Illustrator into after effects, the colors shift to a lighter, more pale version. The color codes are the same in both programs, but look completely different. I also will come up with color schemes from the website https://coolors.co/. When I copy the color code and paste it into the color picker in after effects, it shows me a much lighter, more pale version there as well. My illustrator files are in RGB.

When I am in after effects and create shapes from vector layer, the colors dramatically change to a lighter, less contrasted color. I'm attaching images of the before and after of when I do this. I cannot figure out what is going on.





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Walter Soyka
Re: Color change from outside programs to after effects 2019
on Jul 2, 2019 at 6:13:54 pm

Can you open up your project settings in Ae, take a screenshot of the Color settings, and post that here?

Walter Soyka
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Al Hamilton
Re: Color change from outside programs to after effects 2019
on Jul 2, 2019 at 6:58:38 pm



I have also tried the working space "ColorMatch RGB"


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Walter Soyka
Re: Color change from outside programs to after effects 2019
on Jul 2, 2019 at 7:28:30 pm

You're seeing that difference because you're linearizing the working space (which in turn means that the same RGB values correspond to different colors). Color management works on actual footage, but not on synthetic footage or color controls.

You can do one of several things:

Uncheck "linearize working space."

Use a Color Profile Converter effect to de-linearize the comp (either on an adjustment layer or downstream in a precomp).

Resample the colors manually with the eyedropper from the color-managed footage.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Al Hamilton
Re: Color change from outside programs to after effects 2019
on Jul 2, 2019 at 8:14:42 pm

Thank you so much! That fixed everything. I really appreciate it!


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