Questions about changing colors form one colour space to another, most often to match the original color as closely as possible.

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How to flip Brightness and preserve color in Photoshop?

as the title is saying. Using Photoshop, I want to invert the luminosity of my image using adjustment-layers, while the colors stay the same. So here is my example image: Dark Background (it's ...
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How to batch convert RGB to CMYK and have black mapped to 0%C, 0%M, 0%Y, 100%K (NOT rich black!)

I have several SVG files (generated by a JavaScript framework) that need to end up as CMYK .EPS files for print. So I made an action for it, changing the document color mode to CMYK, assigning a CMYK ...
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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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Gimp: Change a signature color from black to blue, preserving the tones

I have a scanned signature written in black pen. I have removed the white paper parts of the image using alpha transparency. After using it several times, it seems that it would look better if the ...
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How to change index image to background image in Photoshop

I have recently opened some images and in the layers palette, instead of saying "background" it says "Index". I have been unable to figure out why it says "index" and cannot do anything to the image ...
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eps to Adobe Illustrator. Color changes completely

I have done a sort of brochure/book in flash, the printer needs ai. Here is what i am doing. I am exporting the image as eps, and importing into AI The problem is this: The colors look different ...
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Illustrator file saved as .jpeg file color look completely wrong online. Why?

So, I saved an Illustrator file as a .jpeg file and it looked completely wrong online. I went back and realized the color mode was CMYK, so I figured it should be in RGB for web. I tried to change the ...
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How to stop auto correct out of gamut colour in Illustrator CC?

Recently, my Illustrator been behaving something odd. I have always been working with CMYK mode, before, I could always use colour like pure blue, neon green in conjunction with other colour without ...
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Why are my converted CMYK blacks coming out grey?

I'm having a rather annoying problem! I have RGB images made in Photoshop that I need to convert to CMYK. When I save the file my black background is converted to a light grey! I tried deleting my ...
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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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Make image high contrast - 2 tone black and white

Ive got a bunch of logos i want to display on a 'press' page, the logos all have different color schemes, which clash so i want to make all the logos black and white, no greyscale, just 2 colours, ...
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Illustrator exporting wrong RGB colours

Illustrator is exporting rgb colours with a different value from the one I choose. The purple to the left is part of an image, it has the proper RGB colours when picked from photoshop AND illustrator,...
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How does one generate a palette similar to the ones in Google's material design?

Google's material design specifications have sets of colour palettes: Starting with a base primary colour, which they designate as "500", they then have a range of incremental steps of shade, ...
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How to convert photo into pantone for spot printing?

I need your help please of How to convert an RGB/CMYK photo into spot color pantone in channels? And if there are different methods, I would really appreciate providing them.
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Pantone Color Manager - exported colors have diffferent values when imported in Illustrator

Im new to Pantone colors and have some doubts. I started using Pantone Bridge Coated book and Pantone software named Pantone Color Manager. Software is regularly updated and I export palettes as soon ...
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Best printing quality for wall mounted poster?

So I've recently got an image that I'm trying to get printed to a good standard. I've started reading into printing methods and its a very confusing mine field. (CMYK, RGB, matt, glossy, acrylic etc) ...
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Brand Identity Guideline colors not matching [duplicate]

I have hired a design company to help with our logo colors. I picked the Pantones we wanted (3165c and 7408c). When I did a search on Pantones website it gave values for Hex, RBG, and CMYK ...
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Pantone TPX to PMS color conversion with accuracy. Is it possible?

I have been searching around to find a program that will convert Pantone TPX to PMS so my printer can test some screen printing. I am not having much luck. I have come to this community to ask if all ...
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Preparing PDF file for black and white offset newspaper print

The print shop is asking me for a PDF in CMYK colors even though they will use only black ink for printing. My pages are originally laid out in color. Should I simply convert the page to grayscale ...
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How to convert color images to black & white in GIMP?

I've a color image and want to print on my black and white printer. So, How do I convert it to black & white using GIMP?
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Pantone Color Bridge vs CMYK Color Guide

Color Bridge Coated vs CMYK Coated What is difference in CMYK colors from Pantone Color Bridge with colors from Pantone CMYK Color Guide? What does the CMYK color simulation mean in Pantone Color ...
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Indesign, which cmyk profile for print, using rgb jpgs

I'm new to outputting for print having worked in the RGB world of motion graphics most of my live... I am designing a magazine ad in Indesign. The images given to me are RGB Jpegs (sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ...
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Need help understanding the difference between RGB and CMYK [duplicate]

I am a web developer that fancies myself on being graphically savvy, but I am far from a graphical designer — everything I need is able to be done in raw HTML and CSS. The marketing director at our ...
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Can I store separate grayscale versions of images in a colored pdf?

While one should ideally make sure a color image is also suitable for greyscale printing via a printer's automatic conversion, sometimes it would make sense to simply provide an alternate version (...
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Change CMYK color profile from one to another without changing color in file

I have a blue CMYK color in my file and the file from the start was created with U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 profile. Now when I know where I will print this work, of course I need to print it out with ...
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How can I de-mix/de-blend two colors?

I'm "reverse engineering" a graphics package based on rasterized images to recreate the graphics package as layered components. I have a situation whereby I have two elements, each with some level of ...
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How make the lines bolder in the following image?

I am a web developer and not a graphic designer but I know basic Illustrator and Photoshop. My client wants this image to be a bit bolder: The image is white with a transparent background (dark ...
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Is there a way to change the color of a .png object using Adobe Illustrator?

I just downloaded a zip file of .png banners and arrows. However, they were all created black. Is there any way I can change the color of the objects in Adobe Illustrator?
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My print has lost color accuracy when rendered from Photoshop to a vinyl banner

Recently ordered a 10x3ft 15oz laminated vinyl banner for every-day outdoor use. This is what the banner looks like: The colors used are: White #ffffff Blue #0071bc Grey #8c8b8b Black #000000 ...
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Color shifts when printing in illustrator vs word - how to avoid?

Working on a graphic for a thank you letter that will be printed and sent out to clients. Already found exact color that prints as expected (Neon mountain dew green on screen, green apple ish color ...
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Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
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Brand Guideline Colors Don't Match Pantone [duplicate]

I'm in the process of starting a new company, and am trying to create the brand guideline document, so I'm having to learn all about RGB, CMYK, and Pantone from scratch, so apologies if this is a ...
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What is the difference between RGB and CMYK colours? [duplicate]

Why does the printer ask for all colours to be in CMYK, cant you sometimes send them as RGB like when you might print them from an office printer?
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

How can I convert an RGB color into a real life color? If I mix equal amounts of red, green and blue paint together in real life, I will never achieve a white color, in the way you do when setting ...
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How can one accurately reproduce color from an already printed (hard copy) color block?

Thanks in advance! Really trying to find the answer to this one... have an already printed color available in a document. And now, need to reproduce it on a (wide format) printer. What should be ...
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gimp change colors in 2-color image

In Gimp I have a simple graphic image with two colors (a foreground and background color) with anti-aliasing between them. I would like to change either one or both of the colors in the image to ...
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Making an image clean with 2 colors only in Photoshop

I'm trying to take an image that was designed in SolidWorks and exported as an AI file and make it two colors only. I'm using a manufacturing process using UV light so the areas I'm cutting away ...
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printing on plastic - coated versus uncoated

I understand the coated versus uncoated dealing with paper stock, but is there any difference when dealing with plastics? Do plastics have absorption characteristics that would provide for color ...
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Working CMYK or Document CMYK, what are the difference for color output in InDesign?

Could you explain what are the differences in these two and which one should be used for files to be sent to press? I wasn't able to find any good answer to this question.
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How to Match Skin Color Between Pictures Of The Same Person In GIMP

I have two pictures of the same person. Pictures were taken at same place but slightly different light were used in each one. I would like to adjust the skin color in one picture to match the other so ...
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Which Photoshop commands are affected by the gray color profile?

In Adobe Photoshop’s Color Settings, you can choose different working spaces for gray: Dot Gain 15% (the default for Europe) Dot Gain 20% (the default for North America) Gray Gamma 2.2 (the default ...
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Which Pantone Library? [duplicate]

I am working on some brand guidelines for a client and am specifying the RGB and CMYK values for the colour palette. I also wish to include Pantone colours, however, when I look in InDesign there is ...
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How can I change a multi-coloured logo into a single colour logo in Photoshop?

I'd like to convert some client logos into a single light grey colour #BFBFBF. The logos are in PNG and JPEG formats on a white background. I know that I can convert the image to greyscale and / or ...
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How To Convert Pantone Tint to similar Pantone Color

I have a file provided to me by a client of their logo which consists of various tints of the same Pantone color (50%, 25% etc) I'm trying to find a way to convert these to actual Pantone colors ...
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Filling areas in scanned maps (not by colors but by pattern)

I have old land-use maps in a scanned format. I am trying to obtain proper land-use maps from it, similar to what is described here: http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/71650/how-to-compare-areas-...
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How do Pantone coated and uncoated colors relate?

I need some help understanding the relationship between coated and uncoated Pantone colors. From what I've read online, the coated formula (say 200 C) is for printing on coated (glossy) stock, and ...
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Determine whether photo was edited or not

I'm trying to figure out the genuineness of a picture showing a ladies t-shirt at a web store --whether the color choices are actually different photos or if one photo was taken & the rest of the ...
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Why do professional print houses use gamut-limiting CMYK?

I recently had some business cards printed, and was warned to use the CMYK colour space if providing TIF files. When I tried saving from Paint Shop Pro to a CMYK, of course the colours came out very ...
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How to change all pixels in Gimp that are not one of two colors to white?

I was trying to submit an app to the Windows Phone app store. Here all pixels need to be white (#FFFFFF) or transparant (#FF####). I had a black logo on a white background. To make the background ...