Why colors change when I export from Illustrator to Photoshop?

I am working on a Illustrator file that I need to export to Photoshop to edit.

When I’m exporting it changes the color of my black and it becomes quite dull. The same thing happens when I export it as a PNG from the Photoshop file.

I know my Photoshop file is in CMYK and I am wondering how to have the black output like it was in Illustrator, or is it normal to see it this way?
I am not used to work with those programs so sorry in advance if I can’t understand your answer.


It sounds like your issue is coming from your settings for viewing/exporting blacks.

In the image below you can see the difference between backs. A black with the CMYK values of 0-0-0-100 is known as registration black. And a black with the CMYK values of 100-100-100-100 is known as 4-color black.
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Your issue sounds like you have the top setting as display all blacks as Rich Black but the Printing/Exporting setting as Output all Blacks Accurately.

Check your settings and adjust them according to what you want to see. If you want the darker or “less dull” black, make sure that your settings are:

Display All Blacks as Rich Black


Output All Blacks as Rich Black

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