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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can't set CMYK “K” to “0”

I've been asked to create a vector illustration where "K" must equal 0. I keep going to the shape fill, set it as 0 and all looks fine. But when I click back on the shape, the K value still shows up ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the best color map to show the strength (a 2D data matrix)? [closed]

For the purpose of on-screen show and/or print.
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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 ...
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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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Why does this bronze color look so wrong? [closed]

I'm making a site where you can earn badges: bronze, silver and gold. The bronze color doesn't seem right. Bronze: #B9600D Silver: #C0C0C0 Gold: #FACC34 Does it look weird to anyone else? Or, ...
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What's the relationship between color spaces and color profiles when working in Photoshop?

What's the relationship between a color space document and the color profile of a image or layer included in this very same document? I don't get how they work together, I was told that my exported ...
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Photoshop RGB is not accurate

I want to change the color to a shape, I have a serious problem, colors does NOT match with the original color (photoshop makes colors lighter): Original color: Photoshop color: On the other hand,...
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How to change the color of multiple objects of the same color all at once?

I have a design that has MANY objects. All objects are one of five different colors. I want to change all the objects that are a peach color to a different color all together. To find all of these ...
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Simulate projector like colors

There is a known problem that an average projector displays colors quite differently from what they are supposed to be. My problem is that they are different from what you see on a computer display. ...
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What is the optimal contrast ratio for best readability?

According to the W3C (and another question on this site), the contrast ratio between body text and text background should be at least 7:1 for good legibility. Google takes this up in their typography ...
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Linear color modification in photo and video editing

I have a specific, rather obvious method of modify colors in an image in my mind, but can't find the tools in common graphic programs such as Gimp or Photoshop to do it with. Color space can be ...
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Best way to choose a color to display text above a full color background

I'm trying to create a simple color chooser GUI with a box on the right that displays the chosen color. However, I've noticed that black might not be the best color as it would be invisible with a ...
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What is the meaning of the prefix “A” in material design color guidelines?

I look at Google's material color guidelines and can understand that 500 means the primary color. Higher values, like 900, mean "darker" versions of the primary color. Correspondingly, lower values ...
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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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What is 16bit color mode in Photoshop?

I am wondering when creating a new document in Photoshop about the color mode options. If you choose RGB Color there's another option via a drop-down which you can chose 16bit. When I create a 1300px ...
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High res Laser Printer for home use

Im looking for a 2400 x 2400 DPI Color Laser Printer, I can't seem to find anything cheaper than the Xerox D560, but I want to use it at home... Is there anything like that? Thanks in advance! Edit: ...
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How to make Adobe Illustrator remember past colors

I use the live paint tool - but between each selection the color palette gets reset. How can I make it remember the last color I chose?
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How to add color value decreasing layer in Gimp

I have an image of a house where the walls have 0 alpha. So when I use the image on a website and change the background color, the walls will be transparent and have the color of the background. That ...
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How to choose color palette for text on top of an image? [duplicate]

Im assigned to collateral, ad design, web banners, etc. It gets frustrating when the image im gonna put a text on top of has a wide range of color. And sometimes, it gets frustrating to choose what ...
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Examples of expensive color related printing mistakes?

I was preparing a lesson for new designers about "How to make print ready files?" and I wanted to add some historic facts about the greatest and most expensive print mistakes—something interesting to ...
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Photoshop Single Color for Shapes [duplicate]

Everytime I use the Ellipse tool in photoshop it creates a border with a black fading to grey outline. I want to make an ellipse with a solid black outline with zero gray colors instead.
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Change black clothes into white

I have a photo of a man wearing a black shirt. I'd like to change the shirt to become white. I have tried using a Color Overlay but it looks "Photoshopped". Any alternative methods will be ...
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lettering options for stationery with dark, textured backgrounds

I am starting a stationery business and am worried about readability issues pertaining to the color and contrast of the greeting cards. I am aware of the research on dark text on light backgrounds and ...
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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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The preview of color selection in Photoshop 2014

How to enable the preview of a color selection (font color, fill color and etc) in Photoshop 2014? As you can see at the image, there is not the preview of a color selection. To ensure, that my color ...
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What is the lightest shade of grey you can use for a background colour that is still discernible from plain white?

I am advocating for the use of a grey background instead of the traditional white background colour for a couple of reasons (mainly to do with reducing the glare from reading on certain devices and ...
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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 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 ...