In Adobe Illustrator, you might need to change the color mode for digital or print designs. There are two color modes available in Adobe Illustrator, RGB, and CMYK. RGB color mode is best for digital designs and the CMYK is best for printed designs.
You can also watch below detailed video tutorial, to learn how to change color mode in Adobe Illustrator.
If you are new or don’t have any idea to change color mode then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn how to change color mode in Adobe Illustrator.
You can also learn:
- How to Change CMYK to RGB in Illustrator
- How to Change Blending Mode in Illustrator
- How to Change Opacity in Illustrator
- How to Change Gradient Color in Illustrator
So let’s start.
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How to Change Color Mode in Adobe Illustrator
To quickly change color mode in Illustrator, go to File > Document Color Mode > Select CMYK or RGB Color. The color mode will change according to the selected mode.
The detailed step-by-step guide is given below.
1st Method: Document Color Mode
The easiest and quick way to change the color mode is by using the Document color mode option.
Go to File > Document Color Mode.
Here you will see two color modes, RGB and CMYK. Select any of the required color modes.
2nd Method: Edit Colors
You can also convert the object which is filled with any color.
Step 1: Select the object on your artboard.
Step 2: Go to Edit > Edit colors > Convert to Grayscale or select any other color mode as needed.
3rd Method: Color panel
You can change the color mode in Adobe Illustrator using the Color panel as well.
Step 1: Go to Window > Color.
Step 2: The color panel will appear and now click on the hidden menu of the color panel. Here you will find different color modes. You can select any color mode from the given modes.
You have learned to change the color mode in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned three different ways to change the color mode in Adobe Illustrator. Color mode is necessary to switch between digital or print designs.
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Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to changing color mode in Adobe Illustrator, you can ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions below.
Color modes in Illustrator
In Adobe Illustrator, you can change color mode by File > Document Color Mode > and select any color mode to RGB or CMYK.
Illustrator Color Mode grayscale
To select the grayscale color mode in Illustrator, go to Window > Color.
Color panel will appear. Now click on the hidden menu of the Color panel and select Grayscale.
The color mode of the selected object will be grayscale.
Or you can convert the color mode to grayscale in Illustrator by Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to Grayscale.
All Done! Enjoy.