Illustration files as rgb

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A-Plant
Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 10:11AM

Is anyone else struggling with rgb files? Recently, I've noticed that more and more istockphoto illustration files are in rgb and when I convert them to cmyk very often they distort.


Feel like I'm wasting my money purchasing the files, as when they distort they become nothing like what I thought I was getting, and are therefore useless!
GavinD
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 10:28AM
What do you mean by 'distort'?
johnwoodcock
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 10:34AM
Do you mean vector illustrations. They're all CMYK I think.
mightyisland
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 10:47AM
It is possible to work in RGB in illustrator, but as john as mentioned, I too (think) that they are checked on upload to make sure the eps file is CMYK. The JPGs that are also uploaded are RGB as per all istock image (not vector) files.
aleksandarvelasevic
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 11:11AM
By distortion they mean colors change. Illustrations can be uploaded as CMYK or RGB. Since a lot of illustrations end up on websites,tv etc. and colors
in RGB look brighter more contributors are using it. I think all my files are RGB. But I've seen a bunch of my work in print, and they did pretty good job
maching colors.

(Edited on 2012-11-02 11:13:08 by aleksandarvelasevic)

(Edited on 2012-11-02 18:01:15 by aleksandarvelasevic)
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 11:17AM
Actually, I think that any color profile is accepted (though I work in CYMK for files uploaded here). So I am sure buyers are getting a gamut of different profiles in vector files they download here.

While there is sometimes a shift when converting a vector from RGB to CMYK you could always re-adjust colors quite easily given they are global. Sorry for the inconvenience but that is what you will find here. It is hard to say what color profile should be a standard when buyers use the work in print and on the web.
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 11:42AM
So should we upload the same file as cmyk too? is this what the buyers want?
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 6:27PM
This is an interesting topic - I've been doing a lot of illustrator files lately, and I'm working in CMYK - but I've noticed a couple of times, files change dramatically when I make the RGB jpg for the thumbnail.  It's usually something that I've overlooked, or sometimes a transparency effect that changes dramatically, and I've been able to change them back.  Most of the time they're almost indistinguishable.
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Posted Fri Nov 2, 2012 6:47PM
I've moved you over to the Illustration forum so illustrators can see your comments and keep your concern in mind. As far as I understand, there are no rules for which color mode is used. However, it's very nice when an illustrator writes CMYK or RGB in their description. Icons, for example, may be mostly used by Buyers for web?

I'm a Buyer too and I surely appreciate CMYK. When I'm making an illustration (not very often), I find that it is pretty accurate when I copy my CMYK illo to Photoshop and convert there. I wonder if it makes a difference if converting to AdobeRGB (like is preferred for photos) vs. sRGB?



(Edited on 2012-11-02 18:48:10 by pink_cotton_candy)
A-Plant
Posted Mon Nov 5, 2012 2:51AM

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I've tried to upload a screengrab so you can see the difference between the original rgb and the amended cmyk file (both are vector illustrations).


Very frustrating, and not sure how to get the cmyk looking like the original.
kathykonkle
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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012 5:28AM
I upload RGB files and have never had a complaint.
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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012 10:01AM
Personally, I try to write the type of color space in description, and undeline if there is a possibility for easy transition from one to another. I used to work in design agency, so I know that some buyers prefere CMYK and some prefere RGB, depends on the type of work.
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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012 5:20AM
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Posted By A-Plant:

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I've tried to upload a screengrab so you can see the difference between the original rgb and the amended cmyk file (both are vector illustrations).


Very frustrating, and not sure how to get the cmyk looking like the original.


Where?


I also use CMYK for my illustrations since I find it very difficult to achieve the right colors in rgb. Anyway, to adjust and keep the vector format, you could try to *carefully* use the saturate filter in illustrator to see if you can get the color result you're looking for.

Select all the illustration, go to > filter > colors > saturate ...and good luck!
recontitter
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:42AM

I use RGB for vectors, it's because it has wider color gamut and is better for display purposes (internet, tv and so on). Then I turn on CMYK preview in illustrator to check out if some colors doesn't screw the image to hard. For experienced print professionals proper conversion from RGB to CMYK profile isn't an issue.


Usually I point out in description that image is in RGB colorspace.

(Edited on 2013-01-02 02:42:43 by recontitter)
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