Grayscale color problem in Adobe Illustrator: FlightCheck and correct it

Have A Grayscale Color Problem in Adobe Illustrator?
FlightCheck Can Help You To Correct It!

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Do you preflight Illustrator or package Illustrator? Here’s a solution to what is effectively a bug in Adobe Illustrator CS4, with which Markzware’s FlightCheck can assist.

“If you’ve ever run into this annoying little Illustrator problem, it can be very frustrating, but it has a simple fix. Every so often you may find that no matter what color you select, Illustrator converts your selection to grayscale…”
“All you have to do is set your color palette to something else, like RGB or CMYK. Now you’re good to go. Personally, I have no idea why this problem has made it all the way to CS4. If I wanted to fill a shape with a gray, I’d choose a gray.”

Source:   Illustrator 101: The Annoying Grayscale Color Problem

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When preflighting, FlightCheck can easily catch if your colors are set to Grayscale, RGB or CMYK. On top of that, FlightCheck can pre-flight AND package Illustrator – your entire Adobe layout or design! To package Illustrator, FlightCheck includes all fonts used and placed images, and puts them all into a folder with a copy of the original .AI file, even compressing it!

Markzware FlightCheck Grayscale Ground Control: Mode is Grayscale. Flag Images Flag Images That Use The Mode Grayscale

To learn more about how FlightCheck can be used to actively preflight Illustrator or your vector based artwork jobs, watch our video demonstration below.

Video: Package (and preflight) Adobe Illustrator artwork
with FlightCheck

Package and preflight Adobe Illustrator artwork files! We have been asked many times:
Can FlightCheck Professional collect (Package, as Adobe calls it in InDesign) or gather, within
Adobe Illustrator, all fonts and images into a single folder with the source .AI file, as well?
The answer is yes! Watch this video to see how simple it is.

Package and preflight Adobe Illustrator artwork!

Title: Grayscale color problem in Adobe Illustrator: FlightCheck and correct it
Published on: November 10, 2009
David Dilling

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