Questions about colors, different color space, RGB or CMYK color model, transparent color, using or changing colors.

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How to make a given color a bit darker or lighter?

I have this picture: The arrows show two different colors but in fact they should be same color but a bit lighter or darker. I am using JavaScript to code and a color can be represented as ...
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InDesign: Reset “Character Color” to default

Is it possible to reset character color to default? I had 70% tint of [Black] and now want it would be like this: How can it be done without creating a new style? I can change tint to 100%, but ...
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How can I fix a faded logo in Outlook email signature

I created an company-wide email signature template on my MAC starting with an RGB vector logo from Illustrator--converted to a PNG. When some users send an email with the signature template, the logo ...
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Illustrator script to add colors from selected object onto artboard as swatches?

I'm looking for a way to add color chips, along with their color name onto the artboard based on a selected object. I work in textile and print design, need to create a mill-sheet listing out every ...
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Photoshop Gradient Editor Is Missing Key Settings…Can No Longer Pick Gradient Type, Presets & Smoothness, Etc.

First, thank you for taking the time to look at this. My gradient editor is missing key settings including: stops, presets, gradient type, name and smoothness settings. It used to work just fine ...
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How to predict new overlapping color in Adobe Illustrator?

The following image has three circles of RGB Red, Blue and Green on a White Background. Each one has 50% opacity. The stacking order is green, blue and red. The overlapping areas have tints of dark ...
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Using gray font, is it OK? [on hold]

I am writing a math draft in PDF format. Is it OK to use gray font for the parts of math proofs I remove but retain? If somebody print my PDF, will gray fonts work well with all modern printers? ...
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What is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'?

In Adobe Illustrator, in the 'Recolor Artwork' dialog box, what is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'? As far as I understand, a tint of a color is white added to it and a ...
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How to show the colours of an image as percentage

Please can you advise me how to show the colours of an image as a percentage using PaintShop Pro 9?
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Is there a quick way to make multiple Illustrator swatches global?

Global swatches are my friends. Being able to open a swatch in Illustrator, change its colour values and have my art change along is invaluable. I know I can change a swatch to global by opening the ...
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Adding color signatures to a PDF

I am using the OSX Acrobat Reader fill & sign feature to add a scanned signature for a document (actual signature removed from the example below): The signature is blue, but it appears in black ...
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How to manipulate photo color to use blue only/ red only color in photohop? [duplicate]

Long story short, i have running out of black inks.. so how do i turn my colored design into one color? Like to use darker blue for black, etc etc.
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Which printer is used for printing on plastic tokens

Which printer do i use for printing on plastic tokens with color and text and good looking designs? For example check out b-token's site i want to print tokens like that and am willing to buy that ...
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re-color a whole design to test different pallete in photoshop

I created a dashboard design for one of my clients and we would like to test different color options. most of the elements are smart objects. needless to say there are many layers, organized in ...
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Photoshop: Universal Layer Colour Value

I can imagine there might be a tutorial on this network relating to this question, though I am struggling to find an answer / find the right words to describe what I am trying to do. In Photoshop, I ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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How to setup a Large design in Photoshop [duplicate]

I've created a 8'x10' backdrop in Photoshop and would like to verify that how I've set it up will have great print quality. It's 300 resolution and 3000 x 2400 pixels. Thanks
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Gimp Image compression changes color

When I compress images in Gimp the photos seem to become noticeably more vibrant. Is there a way to fix this so that the color scheme remains close to the same? Ive uploaded the before and after ...
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Create a custom font with multi colours [closed]

I'm looking to crate a custom font. The font has 2 colours - a coloured fill and a different coloured hard edge shadow. Is this possible and how?
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Coreldraw X7- how to fill an object with black color [closed]

I have a image of a church that is outlined, I need to fill the church in with black to burn to a screen, how do I fill the church with the color black in Coreldraw X7?
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How to make right color compression for internet images? [closed]

How to make right color/image compression for internet images? I adjust images in the Adobe Lightroom, then I export them to the Adobe Photoshop (there are already some changes - pictures looks more ...
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Get the closest swatch from an PNG color set

So I have a set of PNG colors provided to me. But as agreed to our design guidelines, we shall use the Material colors provided by Google. So if example that there exists a "lime" color from the PNG ...
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What is the term for color overlay effect? [closed]

Is there a specific term for this type of color/light effect overlay? If so, what is it? a user suggest 'gradient mesh' However I am not quiet sure with this as it does not come up in Google ...
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Inkscape - Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Just like the title says, does anyone know of a way to PERMANENTLY change the default document background color in Inkscape? I know you can do it on a by-document basis in the "Document Properties" ...
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Displaying status circles

I am currently working on webproject and responsible for the design. I have a list , where I shall display the trackingstatus of each list-item. For each step I have 4 possible outcomes. I wanted to ...
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Recolor an element after applying an effect in Illustrator

I want to change the colors (kind of recolor) of an element A on which I apply an effect E(x), such that the new colors will be based on the colors of the element after the effect B=E(A). Does anyone ...
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Best way to design markers based on their 'hot' parameter

I'm creating a google map, with some custom markers on it. Each marker has a "hotness" parameter, and I would like to design those markers depending on this parameter. But I can't figure the best way ...
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Migrating color swatches from PS to AI

is there a way to move my color swatches I gathered while working in Photoshop to Illustrator (both versions are CC)?
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How to create an eye-catchy and easy to use form?

I have the following form (to the right), and my intent is that its: Eye catchy Simple to use We are not a professional designer, hence I feel there's something wrong it, but I am not exactly ...
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Tool to compare designs

I am looking for a tool (not Software / Programm) to compare corporate designs consisting of colors, fonts, logo and lines etc. I have something in mind like a onepager / card / palette with a ...
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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this: Source I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then ...
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need input—coworker want to set up all files in spot color—even when printing in-house

I am working on refining our brand guide and color builds. Another graphic designer in our department thinks we should set up all files with PMS spot colors, rather than CMYK, so that we get more ...
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How to colour a mathematical expression to communicate the relative importance of its terms?

In a presentation, I have a mathematical expression, say A+B+C, where: A is the main term, both in magnitude and importance; B is a correction term, much smaller than A, but important nonetheless; ...
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How to pick reverse/inverted colours for logo variations?

It is typical in logo design that an inverted/reversed version of the logo is provided in order to cater for use on opposing (darker/lighter) background than the normal predominant logo colour. Is ...
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How to count colors in an image or series of images?

Perhaps this question is too technical for this subsite, if so, please relocate it to a better spot. I'm doing some research on colors where I need to figure out how common colors are. The end result ...
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CMYK value for #BA00FF? [duplicate]

A friend handed me a logo file with an RGB color of #BA00FF. I'm having trouble finding an exact CMYK match for the bright purple color. Any help appreciated.
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How to print a vivid Cyan? [duplicate]

Greetings Fellow Designers I want to print a vivid Cyan for a Business Card. Its hex code is #04f1d7. It was sent by my client to me and it was designed in RGB. Now the client is stuck on this option ...
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How can I change the color of this object in illustrator? [closed]

I have a jpg of gold glitter and I would like to add that as the background color of a circle thats part of my soon to be logo. Ive tried to add it as a "texture" under "transparency" but it comes up ...
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How to find the color “A” that would look exactly the same as 100% opacity color “B” when it is at 90% opacity?

So I have color "B" at 100% opacity. I need a way of finding the color "A" that looks exactly the same as the above when it is at 90% opacity. Assume that background is pure white but I don't think ...
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How can I ensure that my logo will display exactly the same in RGB on the web and CMYK when pritned?

I've always struggled with this and more and more often it causes me issues in the stage when I've received payment and then they client tries to print their design. Especially with my designs that ...
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How to create a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape

How can I draw a two-color, dashed line in Inkscape? The only possibility I see is to draw a colored/transparent line.
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Who first discovered CMYK?

It has been used for colour printing for many, many years, but who (and when) first discovered that a bright pink colour (magenta), a light blue (cyan), yellow and black can be mixed to create almost ...
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Why do dark shades of green and teal feel “muddy?”

I'm trying to articulate why I prefer dark shades of blue in an interface over dark shades of teal, especially since the color is on a dark gray background. To me, dark green feels "muddy" and hard to ...
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How to apply the difference between 2 colors to another color?

I have 2 objects that differs in color (Dark / Light variant). I want to create the same 2 objects but in another color scheme (Red, Green, Orange, Purple, ...) This can normally be done by ...
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Is it possible to make a color sequence pattern using a loop statement

I recently played Stack from Ketchapp Studios on my android phone. I really liked the concept. And then, I came up with a question. How would these guys make the transition in color of the cubes using ...
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Reduce number of colors in illustrator using Recolor artwork not working?

Here is my problem: I select all my items click the recolor wheel merge some colors click ok, but it does not seem to change: deselect, then reselect the shapes click the color wheel: all colors are ...
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How can I make sure that my on-screen colors are consistent?

I designed a mockup on my LG monitor. When I view the same design on another monitor that I own, the colors seem drastically different. I reset both of the monitors to their factory defaults, but ...
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How to make blue color transparent on the heatmap in inkscape

I would like to remove the blue color and make it transparent, sort of removing the background. Any suggestions ? Help...
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Colours sampling and illustrator- never get the right colour

Using mac colour sample tool, I sample a colour from a website ,get its RGB, then try to set it to an object inside Illustrator, -in illustrator I am not on grayscale (cmyk) -I set the colour ...
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How to improve horizon on image?

I'm making a scene in Photoshop which should look something like a field of grass and the sky. However I just can't make it work. Feels like there's something missing. In my opinion it is due to ...