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    Carolina,

    The PNG file format does not support the CMYK process color model. I'd be very surprised if both your saved/exported PNG's weren't RGB images. If you need a CMYK file, you're better off using PDF or TIFF.

    As for the colors changing, that depends on how the parent file (illustrator file) is setup. Are you working in RGB or CMYK? Some transparency effects and blend modes don't translate well to CMYK. Unexpected results are common when converting from one colorspace to another, especially when transparency and blend modes are present.

    I think I see the problem areas in your example; the pinkish areas in the bottom of the image? Have you checked those vector objects for unintentional blend modes or overprints?

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    this one x100000.

    One of the most annoying things about illustrator

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    Lance commented  · 

    JQ,

    Can you share some specific examples of others that have had / are still having this issue? I've experimented on my installation and cannot get the pathfinder divide tool to produce inaccurate results *right now* but could swear I've seen it do weird stuff in the past.

    Maybe I'm not experimenting with the right kind of vector shapes.

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    William,

    It may be helpful to think of an objects main/parent opacity and its fill and stroke opacities as three separate settings, since they can all be individually adjusted in the appearance panel.

    As a workaround you can set any shape's fill to some color and then set it's fill opacity to zero in the appearance panel. A shape with this appearance setup will act like a filled shape as far as selecting by clicking anywhere within its boundary, but for visual and color blending purposes acts as if it has no fill applied.

    This may not be suitable for all circumstances wherein more complex things are required, like knockouts, blending groups, blends, meshes, or others. I haven't tested very extensively.

    Also worth noting is that the Transparency panel's Opacity setting will display the setting for whichever opacity setting you have highlighted/selected in the appearance panel.

    When the object's fill is set to 0% opacity and that line/setting is highlighted/selected in the appearance panel, the transparency panel's setting for opacity reads 0% even though the stroke is still visible (because the main/parent object's opacity is still 100%) Changing to the main/parent opacity line in the appearance panel will set the Transparency panel's opacity setting to 100%.

    See these screenshots for visual examples.

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    Lance commented  · 

    Unfortunately I cannot record anything on my screen (prohibited at my workplace) but I can describe my process:
    1. pen tool > click to set first point
    2. move mouse down some distance, shift-click to set corner point directly below first point
    3. move mouse up and right some distance, click-drag to make curve anchor

    Alternatively:
    1. pen tool > click-drag, slightly down-left to make curve anchor
    2. move mouse down and left some distance, single-click to set corner point
    3. move mouse up some distance, shift-click to set last point directly above corner

    Any adjustment of the curve using the bezier handles per the Tim's gif result in his "preferred" behavior, not the "present default" behavior.

    Edit:
    Perhaps I misunderstood the method of manipulating the curve rather than method of drawing the curve.
    Editing/manipulating the bezier handle has the effect I noted as Tim's "preferred", but using the direct selection tool to click and drag on the curve segment itself *does* result in his "present default" behavior.

    This is not a normal method of manipulation that I use personally so it took some experimenting to reproduce.
    I think Tim has a valid suggestion.

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    Lance commented  · 

    Does this behavior depend on how you drew the arc with corner?

    I cannot replicate the "present default" behavior. Mine behaves as your "Preferred update" does.

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