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Asked • 05/15/19

What CMYK values should I use for rich black, and how should I handle tints/shades?

I'm working on a full color piece in Illustrator which has a few large black and grey areas.I'd like the black to be a rich black. I was thinking c30 m30 y30 k100. What is the best ways to match my gray areas?

Glenn C.

use a solid red exactly the same shape as the black area on another layer for a warm darker black and solid blue for a cool darker black (old school) copy grey values using your eyedropper.


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Anonymous A. answered • 12/10/19

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