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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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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 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 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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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 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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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 ...
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In GIMP, how to use an image as colormap (or gradient, or palette)?

I already have a reference colormap in the form of a raster image (basically, the vertical extrusion on a 1D colormap). How can I use it to colorise a grey-level image in GIMP ? If gradients or ...
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Make the same grayscale image appear in different colours in InDesign

I have seen an old InDesign file link to the same tiff image but have it in different colours just by applying those colours on the object's frame within InDesign. The tiff file itself was a 8-bit ...
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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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Reproducing f.lux's warm colors

I'm an avid f.lux user and have been for a while. Whenever I'm working on a design, I do it during the day so the yellow tint doesn't ruin my color schemes at night thanks to f.lux. However, I have ...
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Color Value Shortcut

So I am looking for a special shortcut or plugin (in either Illustrator or Photoshop) to select a color and export a text version of the color values. For example... I select a green color, then ...
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Is there a way to quickly swap Fills and Border color in Sketch 3?

In Illustrator you can do it by pressing Shift + X, is there a way to do it also in Sketch 3? Thanks
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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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Color selection tool can select colors of varying saturations, but brush does not paint the selected color

I am unable to paint using any colors that blend neutral colors with whatever other color is on the palette. I found the color selection tool can select neutral (unsaturated) colors, but the selection ...
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Web colors: how to compensate for differences in monitors

This question has to do with color in the context of web pages. Computer monitors and mobile screens can vary a lot in their color rendering, meaning that a given color on one monitor can look much ...
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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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Faded Color Prints

When I print from Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc. the colors are completely washed out. When I print from a PDF or from the web, they look fine. Anyone know anything? Print Settings: ...
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Lavenderish colors seem to look different on iphone 4 versus iphone 6plus

415195 looks like a blue on an iphone4 and looks like a purple on an iphone6. My other devices seem to display the color more like the iphone 4. The differences seem apparent at full brightness and ...
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Graphics for mobile phones

What factors should I consider when designing and creating graphic images for smaller screen sizes? When resizing a big image to a smaller screen size, does this increase the pixel density hence ...
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What to do when product logo and company logo don't match [closed]

I am designing a promotional DVD. It is advertising a product, that has a red (#ed1c24) and black logo. The company logo, however, is a soft blue (#508dd1)and black. How can I include both of these ...
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Different CMYK output on different printers

I'm currently doing some graphic design for a client. We are trying to get the same color that he had on his last flyers. The old printer gave us the CMYK color C 71.25, M 12.54, Y 0, K ...
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Adobe Illustrator cc color picker

So my color picker looks like this: I want the old one but don't know how to change it. It's really hard to work with this one and I can't choose the color I want. Please help :(
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How do I change a single layer to grayscale in Photoshop CS4?

I know you can have the whole image turn grayscale: Image > Mode > Grayscale, but what if I only want to make specific layers grayscale? There's gotta be an easier way than pulling out the ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

I have drawn this in illustrator: It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other. How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color? Many ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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How to change color of an image in Illustrator

When I open an image in Photoshop, I can easily change the color by double clicking on the layer and adding color overlay. How can I do the same in Illustrator? It doesn't need to be with Color ...
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Replace red with black using Photoshop

How can I replace all red with black on the image below, using Photoshop, without damaging the image? Thks!
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I have 80 small photos of color samples, how can I sort and arrange them by color?

So I've searched the internet/google up and down for at least 3 hours and still haven't found anything that works: I have those small .png files that are photographed color samples of products and I ...
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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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How to calculate and obtain the right colour for an object I'm designing [duplicate]

I find it very difficult to choose the right colours for my graphic design. I am very bad at colour combinations. I find all the service oriented companies to be using blue a lot. I find all the ...
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BW image - make all black areas blue?

I have a black and white image, a scanned signature, where I want to change the colour of the black lines to blue (or red or something else). How do I do this? Preferably with freeware (I have Mac, ...
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Where did the term “Spot color” originate?

In commercial printing, "spot colors" refers to specialized ink mixes to create a predetermined color. Pantone, Toyo, and others are brands of inks which specialize in the sale of "spot color" inks. ...
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When I export a PNG from Krita and upload to a website, it comes out too dark

I made a picture in Krita to use as an avatar with Twitch and Steam. I exported to a PNG and uploaded it, but it looks far too dark on the website. I tried both options of the "force sRGB" checkbox in ...
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Photoshop: change colour of animal fur

I'm trying to change the colour of animal fur to make it look natural, as if the fur has actually grown/been dyed that colour. I've tried a colour layer with various blend modes, hue/saturation layer ...