I work with multiple brands, creating eDMs, flyers and posters.
To be able to maintain Brand Integrity across all my media, I need to often refer to the CMYK or RGB charts given in each brand’s color guidelines.
Instead of creating individual swatches to import once I start a project, I was thinking I could create vector squares of the color palette, and export it as a medium-quality PNG to import into Ai for me to use the color-dropper on elements that then require these brand colors.
What I haven’t been able to find out online, is if I do this, will the colors change if I eye-drop from a PNG?
Bear in mind that this is all before printing/exporting into JPEG or PDF.
Do not do that.
I need to often refer to the CMYK or RGB charts
PNG does not support CMYK
will the colors change if I eye-drop from a PNG?
RGB colors on a PNG file can change if you are using the color profile embedded or not.
Probably a better method is to prepare custom palettes and swatches palettes to import, or to prepare a base template with those included.
But if you were willing to import a PNG file, why don’t you prepare a nice Illustrator graphic with the necessary info and import it?
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