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CMYK vs RGB
Covering the differences between CMYK and RGB.
When to use
Knowing when to use CMYK and when to use RGB is something that many new and inexperienced designers will either ignore or be unfamiliar with. By learning the difference early on, you can get a leg up on many of the other designers just starting out.
- Launch Adobe Illustrator
- Choose ‘New…’ from the Start Workspace
- Select one of the presets or templates available from either mobile or web and take note of the color mode.
Hints & tips
- Try to change the color mode to CMYK and notice the small caution symbol
- Select one of the presets for a print document and notice that when you have CMYK selected here, you will no longer see the same yellow symbol (unless you try to change this setting to RGB).
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