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Johnny Harris
Preserving color of Illustrator art in After Effects
on Aug 10, 2015 at 4:23:57 pm

Hello there

I do a lot of designing in illustrator. I notice that when I bring AI art into AE, the colors are darker and more saturated than they were in AI. Is there a way to counter this. The problem is that I use the same hex codes for my AI designs as I do for my AE designs and the color distortion upon import makes it so they don't match up.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Johnny


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Preserving color of Illustrator art in After Effects
on Aug 10, 2015 at 4:33:59 pm

Don't use any exotic color management. Garden-variety RGB should be just fine. AE won't work properly with CMYK Illustrator files, anyway -- they HAVE to be RGB.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Johnny Harris
Re: Preserving color of Illustrator art in After Effects
on Aug 10, 2015 at 5:47:33 pm

Thanks for the tip. Any best practices for saving AI files? What setting will ensure good color. I assume the RGB setting is change in the dialogue box that pops up after saving. Right?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Preserving color of Illustrator art in After Effects
on Aug 10, 2015 at 6:08:01 pm

There's a CMYK/RGB color space selector in Illustrator.\\

Use only ONE Artboard.

If you want an Illustrator document to come into AE as layers, you have to make layers in Illustrator. Not paths, not compound paths... LAYERS.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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