Color Mgmnt : Converting CMYK to Pantone...help! :)

Hello!  I always use CMYK in my designs and have someone asking me to tell them the Pantone color codes for their logo design.  I have never had to convert them before and have searched forums and boards with no luck in finding an easy way to do this. 

Can anyone help? 

Thanks in advance!

 

  • Select a color in the logo, assuming it's a fill, go to the Uniform fill
    dialog box (Shift + F11), choose the Palettes tab, select the little
    down arrow where it says CMYK palette and choose Spot/Pantone/Previous
    Version/Solid Coated and it will automatically choose the closest match
    for that color, hit the OK button. Repeat for other fills and outlines
    as needed.

    joan

    christinawiler wrote:
    > Hello! I always use CMYK in my designs and have someone asking me to
    > tell them the Pantone color codes for their logo design. I have never
    > had to convert them before and have searched forums and boards with no
    > luck in finding an easy way to do this.
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    > http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/37468/176528.aspx#176528
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  • christinawiler

    Hello!  I always use CMYK in my designs and have someone asking me to tell them the Pantone color codes for their logo design.  I have never had to convert them before and have searched forums and boards with no luck in finding an easy way to do this. 

    Can anyone help? 

    Thanks in advance!

     

    The Pantone colors that convert from your CMYK design wil be dependent upon you color management settings.  If you have the CorelDRAW X5 default color management settings they will be very close to other professional applications.

     

  • In reply to David Milisock:

    Some Pantone colors are not shown correctly on screen. The best advice is to choose the Pantone color using a printed Pantone Guide. Never choose a Pantone color for what you see on your monitor.