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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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Is there a clean way to use primary colors as a partial background in a book cover?

A lot of UI guides advise against using primary colors as a background for text. I'm in the process of designing covers for a series of 4 books, and I thought it would be good to have a band across ...
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Coloring 3 menu bars

I'm trying to design my own website and i choosed content background color light grey an items white to focus attention but I'm having hard time to find best colors for 3-bar-menu. Top menu bar ...
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Exporting to pdf with CMYK transparency

I have a shape with a CMYK fill color and a transparent image. When I export it to PDF the colors get distorted. In the export the color setting is in CMYK. What I noticed is when I change ...
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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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Are there contrasting onion skin colors that you use?

I'm working on an app and I have two images. One is the reference image and the other is the image produced in production (it's the layout created in HTML if you must know). To make sure that my ...
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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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All colors appearing duller in Photoshop - can no longer use full hexidecimal range

I think I must have pressed a hot key combo by accident as all of a sudden all my colours became duller and less bright. If I set them to their most brightest using the colour picker, nothing happens ...
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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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How do you create a 3D pie chart which maintains the same colour properties throughout the entire extrusion for each segment in Photoshop?

How do you create a 3D pie chart in Photoshop CC which maintains the colour properties of each segment in the extrusion layer? Currently it is grey as standard or you can add a block colour to the ...
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What are some design strategies to make a 'dull' colour palette feel more vibrant? [closed]

Given a set of colours in a branding/style guideline that have a very dull look & feel (dark blue, light grey, dark grey and black) and no alternatives as secondary colour, what are some possible ...
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Why does Photoshop display slight color differences for the same eps file depending on how it is placed into Photoshop?

I have an EPS (logo.eps). The logo's color is #C34500 (orange). When I open logo.eps in Adobe Illustrator CC and sample the color is shows as #C34500. When I copy/paste the artwork into Adobe ...
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InDesign: Synchronize styles WITHOUT Color swatches

I need to have several InDesign (CS6) documents with same object, paragraph and character styles, but each with a different color scheme. For example a Paragraph style Heading with Character Color set ...
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How to get current text color in Photoshop?

I am working off of a psd mockup to put together a page. I have been using the eyedropper tool to get text colors, but I suspect there's a better way to do this, since I believe the eyedropper might ...
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Illustrator Global Swatches and Creative Cloud Libraries

I've been playing around with using Creative Cloud Libraries to share assets between a group of files that I am prepping for print, but I'm struggling to get my head around sharing colours. Without ...
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What is the difference between Working RGB and Document RGB when exporting a PDF from InDesign CS5

I'm using InDesign CS5, sometimes my export setting gets stuck on CMYK mode as I was working on a different document previously and when exporting the PDF setting is saved. No problem, I just go to ...
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Measuring values of a colour that is hue chroma lightness of the colour using photoshop.?

How do i know (measure) the values of a colour that is hue,chroma,lightness at a selected point or part of a picture using photoshop.? please do help me...
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Which is the best website to choose the best Background and Foreground colors? [duplicate]

I am building a Flat color based website and am having trouble choosing the color scheme. I need a background color (section background) and a foreground color (element background). The element, in ...
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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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Save for Web changes color

every time I save for web in Illustrator, my colors change. I've looked this up, but every solution I find, the option is grayed out for me. In Edit > Color Settings everything is grayed out. Also ...
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Choosing the right black for laser monochrome print

Let's suppose that we have a monochrome laser printer and we want to print a project. Which is the "right" type of black described by RGB and/or CMYK values that we have to choose in our editing ...
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How do I apply a saved colour to a shape or text?

I will often have a set colour palette for a project, so this week I decided to get organised and save the colours as swatches so I can reference them exactly. Usually this is when I'm choosing the ...
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Determine font color in AI

I have an Adobe Illustrator file made-up primarily of text. How do I find out the exact color of a given piece of text? For example, I have the word "PEN" in a certain blue. How do I find out the ...
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Visual active state for coloured tree navigation

I'm trying to design a node tree/navigation, which uses colours to denote the types of the tree node (which I thought was a useful pattern) and am struggling to find a way to show the active node ...
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How to find four equally contrasting colours that are appealing to the eye?

I have a plot for a scientific argument I'm trying to make. There are four colours that should be (roughly) equally contrasting with two others. ie, if the colours are A-D, then A and B should be ...
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how to make text have different shades of pixels

i scanned a document. the scanned text has different shades of pixels in the letters, like the picture 'ty'. is there an easy way to recreate that? the outer edging also appears darker while the ...
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how to calculate the rate of loss of colors?

JPEG is said to be a lossy quality image format so most people prefer PNG. When JPEGs are edited it seems the quality does degrade(it's demonstrated well in the documentation of GIMP). How can we ...
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Photoshop is automatically changing colors of an image

I am fairly new to photoshop, and I was drawing images for a client's wedding invitations today. The image I created was white, and it wasn't clear enough against the backdrop, so I tried to increase ...
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Using colour within fontographer 5

I have recently designed a logotype which needs to include the colours originally designed with in Illustrator. Is there a way to do this?
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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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How can I use my CC Libraries colours in Photoshop CC Color Swatches?

I created a Color CC Library but I can't use it when I need to pick one of these colours for a gradient. How can I fix this?
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How to access the code underlying a graphic

Given the particular nature of my question, I am not even sure this is the right place to ask. I have relatively simple graphics made in Intaglio which all use a certain color and I would like to ...
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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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Companion colormap for text highlight color

Edit: I am looking for resources (articles, books, posts) which study the choice of a single color to highlight text and a sequential color for two and three dimensional plots such that both are ...
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Need Material design color pallette,

I want to Draw some icons in Material Design, I was thinking if there is any Material Design color pallette available for Corel Draw,
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How to create a color palette for more than 1000 images?

I need to create a color palette for more than 1000 images. I use actionscripts for creating color swatches in Photoshop, but It's uncomfortable way for getting palette. May be someone knows ...
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How can I achieve colour overlay effect in PS?

I am trying to achieve the color overlay effect on a image. I have tried Gradient Map, black and white, a new layer with fill color and reduced opacity. But none are giving the best result. What ...
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What color format should be used to create a logo?

What color format should be used to create a logo: CMYK or RGB? (It would be used for both printing and for screen)
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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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Color values change from one Photoshop document to another

I've got two PS documents, both are in RGB 16 bit mode. One is a photo in .jpg the other a .psd document. When I select a color with the eyedropper tool from the 1st document to use in the second ...
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How can I desaturate a color in illustrator [duplicate]

say I have a hexidecimal values or rgb values of a color in illustrator, how could I decrease the saturation easily and following the same tone in illustrator? Thanks
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How to determine navy blue and grey combo for logo/ business card? [closed]

How to figure out which navy blue and grey will print best (be most legible) with digital business card printing process?
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How to change color of multiple text objects at once

I'm using GIMP and I have a lot of text object in a project that must have the same color. Every time I want to change this color I have to select the texts one by one and change it. Is there a way to ...
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Gimp make top half of photo lighter, and bottom half darker

I have a need to show things more dark or "dreary" at the bottom part/half of the stairway, and more light at the top. At the top I don't care about the stair colors so much, I want the sun to be ...
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What is the current Apple color pallet?

I have seen the same color pallet used in several of Apple's ads, as well as app icons (e.g., Photos app). Does anyone know the values for the colors in this pallet?
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How to add different colors in shape in Sketch 3.4? Is there selective fill possible? [closed]

Here is the screenshot of what i want to do. Also if there is some other method please tell!
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Change Color of Edge Segment in Compound Path

I need to change the color of the inner edges of a compound path, but I cannot figure out a way to do this. For example, if I have the following image: How do I re-color the inner edges? ...
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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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colors change when copying and pasting from image to new photoshop document

I am trying to cut/copy a selection from a photo I took of a watercolor, but when i copy it (cmd-c and cmd-shift-c) into a new layer the lighter part in the yellow, pink and green turn really grey. ...
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How best to recolour white to black while maining structure in Photoshop

What is a good approach in Photoshop to recolor the white to black tones while maintaining the structure of the hairs?