I’m trying to make a tint of a color in illustrator but can’t figure out how to do that with CMYK colors. With pantone colors, you’re usually able to make a tint by selecting the swatch and clicking the color window, like so:
However, when I try to do the same with CMYK colors, I just get an option to adjust the color balance, like this:
So where do I find the tint slider for CMYK colors? I’m working on a project where the client states that the specifically want a 20% tint of #d8c114. I don’t want to use the color balance option, because I want to have essentially the same swatch, only lighter. It seems like it should be possible since I’m able to do tinted CMYK colors in indesign.
Drag the CMYK color to the Swatches panel.
Double-click that swatch…
(Or highlight the swatch and choose
Swatch Options...from the Swatch Panel menu)
Globaloption and then
The color will then have a single slider similar to spot colors, but it is still a CMYk color
More info regarding Global Colors can be found in the Help Files.