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

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?

my question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK) : C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100% It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF ...
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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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How to replace color in Photoshop to specific Lab color?

I know how to replace a color in Photoshop (by going to image -> adjustments -> replace color and selecting the color etc.) however I need to match specific Lab colors provided by my client in order ...
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Colours in Illustrator CC are not the same as in other software

I've got a problem with Adobe Illustrator CC. The fact is that I create a design just with black and red colour (#EC0000). But then, when I save this document in PDF or when I export it to JPEG, and ...
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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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How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?

Assume that I have an A color with value 0xff0f0f and two basic black and white colors. How can I create quickly a swatch consists of all medium colors between white and A (lighter) and between A and ...
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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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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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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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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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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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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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Illustrator: Why are color options grayed out and why do does pressing “D” changes my doted lines?

As you can see paths is gray, and options are grayed out. After pressing "D" options are selectable and drawing is trully black, but the dotted lines and stroke weight configurations are gone Any ...
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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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Colour of colour swatch changes in InDesign Document

I have a problem with InDesign (I am using the latest version of the program). I created an RGB Colour swatch in a light green colour tone (RGB 197 232 108) If I am using it in my InDesign Document, ...
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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 fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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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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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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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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What is the difference between 32 Bit Float and 32 Bit fixed pixel types?

I am using a real time graphics program that offers the following "pixel formats". I understand many of them but one thing I do not understand is the difference between float and fixed. Why would ...
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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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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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Which Catalog I will buy Pantone Solid or Color Bridge?

What is the difference PANTONE 340 U and PANTONE 340 UP? Is the UP color CMYK process printed color or not? Because they are really different. I want to buy pantone catalog today and I don't know ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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How do you tint/lighten a color in Sketch?

I can't figure out how to simply add white to a color in Sketch. In Illustrator this is as simple as making it a spot color and dragging the slider in the Color panel, but Sketch only lets you adjust ...
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How do you “mix” colors as mentioned in the Android Material Design Guidelines? [closed]

The Material Design Guidelines mention mixing and adding shades of colors. Here are some examples I've come across: From the icon guidelines: Tinted edge The top edge of a material element. A ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...
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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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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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What is 5-colour printing?

When my print rep talks about five-colour printing, what does he mean? I know you have cyan, magenta, yellow and black - but what's the fifth?
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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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How to creat a percentage of a color in Sketch

Illustrator has a feature that I find very useful to get a percentage of the color. Not by decreasing the opacity but mixing the color with white. is it possible to do that in Sketch?
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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 to go about creating an Icon Pack

As a beginner in Illustrator I've been creating some pretty cool graphics I'd like to share on my website. From what I've seen, people create a one file .ai icon pack that you can download and use ...
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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 ...
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Black and white image won't change colour

I scanned in an image which into Photoshop. It is black and white written text on a white background. I am able to select/colour range and grab all of the black elements into a new layer. However I ...
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How to use Photoshop to convert an image into 6 solid colors? [closed]

I'm attempting to make some simple rubiks cube art like this: I'd quite like to see what a source image is going to look like before buying a load of rubiks cubes and solving them for hours. Is ...
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Low Poly Problem in Illustrator - White Lines Around Shapes [duplicate]

I made this Low poly image (zoomed in version of just the eye). I followed all of the steps and I couldn't have done anything wrong: If you look closely, you can see these white lines between ...