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Subject: Re: AI and SWF colours again
From: Martin McLaren
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:26:34 GMT

Hello again

Further to your mail today, another solution although longer (and by no
means extensively tested by myself) is to export the file as the jpeg as
usual, then do either of the following:

1. Autotrace the JPEG (very much depends on the complexity of the file and
the quality required but should give a good colour match and scalable

2. Remove all the fills from the logo in illustrator and copy/paste/drag
into flash as an outline drawing. You should be able to then sample the
colours from the imported JPEG with the Flash Eyedropper tool to use on the
outlines from Illustrator.


>Hi all,
>Yesterday I asked a question about the colour changes that occur when
>dragging an Illustrator image to Flash.
>Nick Austin replied "From my understanding - ILL 6.0 only works in CMYK and
>not RGB. This will cause the colour translations to be different". This
>gave me an idea. I once changed the colour matching preferences in
>Illustrator to work together with Photoshop (so that Illustrator colours
>look the same in Photoshop).
>Although this not actually what I wanted to do with Flash (since it works
>the wrong way round - I want Flash images to look like Illustrator images
>not vice versa) it is still a nice tip. I think some of you will appreciate
>The tip is: you can start drawing your CMYK images in Illustrator making
>them look like RGB images (thanks for the brainwave Nick).
>In Illustrator go to: File:Preferences:Color Matching...
>Double-click the colours in the Color Matching window. Set the RGB values
>for the colours as follows:
> Cyan: 0/100/100
> Magenta: 100/0/100
> Yellow: 100/100/0
> Red: 100/0/0
> Green: 0/100/0
> Blue: 0/0/100
> White: 100/100/100
> Black: 0/0/0
> Black CMY: 0/0/0
>Remember: this is also handy for those who like to start designing their
>sites in Illustrator and then import objects into Photoshop. No colour
>changes will occur.
>Martin McLaren: thanks for the tip (exporting to jpeg).
>This works too. Unfortunately resizing is not possible (unless you'd like
>your images blurred ;-) ).
>You'll have to make sure you start off with your images big enough.
>Though Martin's tip is the only one so far that makes it possible to keep
>the original colours from Illustrator to Flash.
>Any other ideas/comments are welcome, Flashers ;-)
>Roger Hamelers

Martin McLaren
Macromedia Technical Support

  AI and SWF colours again, rhamelers

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