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

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Good color to go with black & white design?

What's a good color to go with a black and white design, if there will only be one color on the site? I've tried using color palettes but they're not very helpful, because if the first two colors are ...
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How to present a print project to a client?

I'm a self-taught designer and now I'm working on a packaging project. I'm designing in Adobe Illustrator CC using CMYK color mode, but now, I want to present my client the work with a mockup and I ...
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color shift when duplicating layers in photoshop [closed]

Duplicating layers within a single image shows a subtle colour shift. Duplicates are subtly warmer (Our image high key greyscale, both as Grey and RGB, same problem) Makes no difference if smart ...
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How can I change the color of images in GIMP?

I'm creating a login form like the following. Now I have the color versions of the images but I don't know how to make them black and white. Can you help me?
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Which colors to use besides black & white for colorblind users? [duplicate]

Let's assume we cannot use shapes, textures, or anything else to visually differentiate two elements. We must rely on colors. Which colors, besides black and white, are best to use? We only need to ...
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How does a monitor display the CMYK color? Is it actually showing the true CMYK color?

Suppose I'm designing something for printing purposes. Then I need to stick with CMYK model. When ever I'm choosing color while designing, I'm setting color based on what my monitor shows me as CMYK. ...
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Pantone color doesn't translate to new document?

I'm experiencing a very weird problem in Illustrator with a Pantone color. I have a document open with a logo in it that is Pantone 280 C, blue. I copy the logo into a new Illustrator document and it ...
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color distortion with illustrator [closed]

I want to achieve a kind of color distortion colors, someone help me? I want to achieve something like the work of Maria groendlund
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How do I convert a red color scheme to a green one without making it look “brighter”

The current color scheme for my desktop uses a red palette. I would like to change it into something green instead so I went through the color scheme configuration file and "rotated" all color values ...
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How to calculate a good background for a small image? (procedural background) [closed]

I want to frame favicons. A size of a favicon is usually 16x16 (could be bigger). The frame would be 160x100. Favicons have different shapes and colors (I don't know ahead of time what favicons look ...
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Why do my photoshop designs turn neon when I upload them online?

I am confused with what colour profiles I should be using where, as when I upload any of my designs online or try emailing them over to clients sometimes they are fine... but most times they show up ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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What color should I choose for an app icon? [closed]

I am working at an language learning app icon, the actual icon designed over a year ago is orange as you can see in the image but now I changed the icon and I am not sure about the color. Should I go ...
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Substract color from all objects to mode alpha

I am trying to make some stuff from Illustrator, with using remove once color to setting up alpha mode. I created example from Photoshop like that: Any Idea? Edit 1: Recolor Art is useless, no ...
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What's the best way to find the CMYK and RGB of a HTML color?

I found some colors on the web that I'd like to use in my print brochure. What's the best way to find the CMYK equivalent of a HTML color?
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Changing the colour space of a website - or some other way of getting vibrant colours

I have a website that uses some very vibrant colours. One of them, according to Photoshop is (in hex): #75d0ed Looking that colour Photoshop (with an Adobe RGB (1998)) working space, it is electric ...
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Changing Company Logo Colors for Resume

Note: I understand that this borders more of a legal question, but the advice I found here and here didn't quite seem to fit my question. I am redesigning my resume and parts of the design will ...
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Need Guidance for Color Profile Settings in Illustrator

What is the best color profile to start with in Illustrator when designing a Logo that will be used for web and for print? Do you need to work on them in two different files, one with CMYK profile and ...
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When I export an image from Illustrator, why is it a slightly different color in the exported image?

I have a web design layout in AI that I'm trying to slice up into HTML/CSS. I'm having trouble keeping the colors the same in the exported files as they are in Illustrator. When I open it up in ...
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choosing color map for plotting charts (N curves plotted on a graph) [closed]

I found http://matplotlib.org/1.4.1/users/colormaps.html but it's got way too much information for me to understand. If I just want to plot N curves on a graph with a white background, where N is in ...
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Exact same colors in 2 separate Illustrator CS6 objects appear way less saturated in one

I have 2 different objects in Illustrator CS6. They are both their own layer. They both consist of several paths which are filled with a gradient made to resemble gold. My problem is that of one the ...
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RGB Vs CMYK : Deciphering gradient transitions in different colour modes

This issue may be related to Photoshop or to colour modes in general but this is what I am trying to figure out. The image below is from a CMYK file with two layers. It has two duo colour gradients. ...
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How to convert document Illustrator file to only one color? (eg. Green)

Is there any way of converting a illustrator file with text and logos to one only. As I'm working for a client that only wants to print with one-color?
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How to find colors that clash?

I try to learn more about colors and color theory. So far I have learned how to create a pallet of colors that match. But I could not find any information on clashing colors. The only thing I was ...
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How do I limit the number of colors in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying the limit the number of colors used in my Adobe Illustrator file. I’ve created 10 swatches with specific colors that I’d like to use. I want all the colors in my illustration to change to ...
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Vinyl cut vectors

I am 'artworking' some of my designs making them ready to be vinyl cut. How do I go about putting in the colour? Should the colour references be on a separate layer to the outlines? thanks.
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How can I distinguish positive from negative values in a grayscale bubble grid?

I'm giving my sister a hand with a bunch of graphics for her thesis. She's dealing with 20 survey responses from a bunch of companies, and one of the natural things to do is look for correlation ...
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Stochastic Printing DPI?

Does anyone know the DPI for the stochastic screening? We got a new Heidelberg CTP Suprasetter and we're just testing... and the results are amazing... but the resolution that we're working on are ...
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Is there any way to change a color without affecting its brightness in GIMP?

I'm trying to find out because I'm making a mod for Minecraft and I'm trying to keep the regular brightness variations
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How do I choose secondary branding colors? [duplicate]

How can I make my branding color palette from primary colors? This is the url with the logo and the primary colors: http://www.onetravel.com/ How can I make other colors?
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What's the more appropriate way to introduce a “flashback” in a graphic novel, in terms of color, line strokes and panel shape?

i'm in the process of making a graphic novel together with a scriptwriter. We're both at our first attempt in making a graphic novel although we are not new in drawing (me) and scripting (him). This ...
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Origin of the color red in early typography?

A lot of (early) printing is done in black and red. The red is mostly used as accent color. What is the origin of this red? Does is have a name and/or specification? Image source: Museum Meermanno ...
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Is there 0-255 color standard?

So, I was tasked with job where I will write a C# application that will go through an image and list out the color of each pixel. Problem is, I'm not really sure what standard the color needs to be. ...
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How do I sort colors in the color table in photoshop

I'm using adobe photoshop cs version 8.0. Using the menu: Image > Mode > Color Table, I'm trying to make some colors transparent. The problem is that the range of colors I need to pick is scattered ...
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Illustrator different color stroke

Is it possible to paint only inside a stroke on illustrator? what i actually want to do is paint the same stroke with different colors in diferent segments of it but i can't do it... Also... I've ...
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How to get the stroke's color same goes with the fill's

So i've run into some similar questions but still can't find the right answer. I made a circle in Adobe Illustrator and stroke it with artistic brush but it turn out like that. I've tried to copy ...
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color hex number

I will start by telling you that I am quite new with Photoshop and I would be grateful if someone could help me. I've made a logo and one of the colours I used, would like to use again and I cannot ...
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Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour

I am using Illustrator to prepare some scientific figures. The figure has a number of "placed" (File -> Place...) panels. When I "embed" some of these panels, then export the figure to PDF, the ...
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How to colorize highlights and shadows of a photo

How is it possible to achieve the effect created in this photo: Any help is much appreciated!
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Color Theory: Is there a measurement of “colorfulness”?

I was adding some colors to a Windows application. A column was going to be colored in order to indicate groupings to the user. So in Photoshop i first selected some colors to use. Being ...
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How to select a specific color in Photoshop CS2?

I'm trying to reduce colors from million to 7 exact colors. It's a fabric design, so I want to separate greens from the other colors. However, when I want to pick greens, other different colored ...
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List of RGB quaternary (and beyond) colors?

I'm trying to organize a list of colors for a puzzle game. I can find reliable lists (names and colors values) of the primary, secondary, and tertiary RGB colors - but I can't find any reliable list ...
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Many successful web startups have blue branding: is this a reflection of something?

Looking at the first page of the most successful Web-based startups of the last 10 years (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), we see the extensive usage of the color blue. In terms of the graphic ...
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Choose white or black letters over color

Given a background color, what is the best way to determine if I should use black or white for the foreground color? For example, could I use a formula based on the HSB values of the color? It's for ...
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Is 32-bit color depth enough?

Most monitors that I see these days support 32-bit color depth. I can tell the difference between 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit color depth but I am wondering if the human eye could tell the difference ...
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Determining color palettes for color blind users [duplicate]

How can I create a color palette that can still be visible by those who are color-blind? Is there a resource that can help determine if color palettes meet WCAG standards? If not, could someone ...
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Why has my Photoshop Colour pallette gone so colourful?

I was happily working in Photoshop CS5 when I suppose I pressed something. I don't know what, but ever since my palette shows up as extremely colourful: No black, white, grey appear, but I can ...
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Is there a way to add all colors used into the swatches panel?

Sometimes, when inspiration hits me, I start designing a document using multiple colors. Or I use the Blend tool to create a smooth set of colors for me to work with. But it always happens that ...
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GIMP opens JPG file with different colors

I have a JPG file (produced in Illustrator, from the EXIF tag) which, when opened with GIMP, displays the colors differently from any other program I have (e.g. Firefox, eog, gThumb, etc.). Here's ...
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MS paint 256 color codes

I am using MSPaint (Windows Vista version) mainly for line drawing pixel art. When I save and reopen dithering messes with my nice crisp lines. Am I correct in thinking that if I use a palette of ...