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Which pantone book should I get?

I'm trying to find the best way to match specific colors across different media (print and digital) for doing identity/branding work for a company. From what I've read pantone matching systems is the ...
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Color mismatching on sketch exports

When exporting with sketch the colors I get are over saturated compared to the originals. See the capture below : The color mismatch is appearing in any software that I use to open it. The export ...
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Vector images/Infographics created in coreldraw does not look clear and sharp

I am building a basic site for my self using word press.I am creating some basic images using coreldraw 7 ( mostly basic shapes,like rectangular banners and stuff),however when i upload it on the site ...
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Are “web-safe” colors still important?

Years ago, it was always strongly recommended that web designers should only use web-safe colors. Have studies been done to see if this is still the case? If so, what's the answer? Does anyone know ...
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Color issues in indesign CS6

Im creating a brochure for a cleaning company, and the blue footer should be C: 95 M: 76 Y: 0 K: 0 / R: 14 G: 46 B: 211 But it will not change from C: 95 M: 75 Y: 2 K: 0 / R: 54 G: 74 B: 149 It is ...
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How to best achieve colour consistency between product imagery and print?

I have to design a brochure for a clothing retailer and ensure the products match the imagery I have so they are consistent in print (colour wise) Whats the best way to achieve consistency between the ...
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Why are all my colors dull in Illustrator CS6?

I just installed Creative Suite 6 on my computer. I was working on some artwork for a client in Illustrator and having a hard time getting the right colors. I noticed they were all very dull. So I did ...
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Converting a full colour vector to a single outline vector

Im looking to convert a full colour vector image into pretty much a line drawing with no fill. I use illustrator CS6. I have tried the Edit> Edit Colours> Recolour Artwork. However, when I'm done it ...
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Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document

I need to export a Photoshop swatch file to a human-readable document with RGB, HSB, HEX values and the name of the swatch. Is there any tool which can export swatches to this kind of a document?
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Best photoshop way to colorize a photo [duplicate]

Whats the best way / route to have a colorized photo. Like this example > http://hyperakt.com/assets/about.jpg I'm guessing its something to do with a Blending Options / Layer, but just don't know ...
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Should I use Hex or RGBA when designing a website?

I know this has appeared on StackOverflow already: Are there any good reasons for using hex over decimal for RGB colour values in CSS? Use HEX or RGBA But I'd like to ask on here since we're ...
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adobe illustrator - linework and paintbucket on different layers

I would like to have my brush strokes on one layer and coloring done by live paint bucket on another layer. When I select the strokes and make a live paint group to color with everything, strokes and ...
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Please help, how to do off registration in Illustrator CS6?

I am trying to do an assignment and I need to do off registration. I cannot figure out how to get into the channels so I can move the colors to be off register. I can only figure out how to get into ...
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How to make text on color stand-out?

For example, if I had a dark blue or black background choosing white text will make it stand-out and more readable. If I had a white or off-white background, black text will stand-out and be ...
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How do I match up Adobe's color profile to Apple's?

Why is there such a difference in the editing view & save preview views? I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Mac OS X. Color Settings: North America General Purpose 2 Profile: sRGB Export ...
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How to convert greyscale to alpha in Illustrator?

I have a scanned image I converted to outlines in Illustrator. To do that, I have used the greyscale option, which gave me a decent result. What I need to do now is to convert the greyscale values to ...
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How can I improve my color selection skill?

I'm a web developer, started to become a web designer. However, I think my understanding of colors is not practical yet. There are tools out there that can give you color harmonies, and more stuff, ...
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How do I print in multicolor from Adobe Pagemaker 7?

I'm working on a 4-page newsletter for my college, and the only publishing software I'm good with is Adobe Pagemaker. I've completed 2 pages already, and they look real good. But the problem I knew ...
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Matching a Digital Image's Color to a Scan

I am attempting to clean up some very high resolution scans of pictures, however, while the scans do not have terrible colors, they are off from the originals. I have very low resolution digital ...
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In what cases should I pay attention to my design's colour scheme when presenting it? When I do, what is a good way to do so?

Although I have little problems creating a colour palette for my designs, I do find it very difficult to present them to my customers. When I do, I mostly get either blank stares or micromanagement ...
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Why does the clipped objects position reset when applying eyedropper color to a mask in InDesign CC?

I'm working on an icon project where I have images clipped into circles of varying colors, bleeding off the bottom. I'm also creating a color scheme, in smaller circles, which is then applied to the ...
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What benefits are there to workflows using Images at 32-bits per channel?

To be clear, I'm referring to images that have a color depth of 32-bits per channel. Has anyone ever used images this large in a workflow – other than as RAW files directly from a camera? If so, why ...
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Finding CMYK colors from HEX using Adobe CC

I'm building a color palette for a client. I have all the HEX values and need to convert them to the proper CMYK colors for print. Using Adobe CC (formally known as Kuler), I put the HEX number in and ...
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Why is black not a natural color?

I've had at least two art teachers tell me that black does not naturally occur in nature, so using pure black makes your designs look synthetic. I do not understand this. Aren't the following black ...
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Make a particular colour less bright

I'm trying to create a reference image for a greyscale drawing. In the original reference photo, the subject is wearing a brown jacket and grey pants which have pretty much the same brightness, and ...
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What are the differences of the various kinds of black print color?

Some terms for black color I have seen are: Process Black Pantone Black C rich black Do others exist? What makes them different?
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How to analyze patterns in “random” color swirls [closed]

I will apologize ahead of time for my lack of expertise in this area. I have done a bit of research online about my problem but I thought it might be more prudent to ask experts. My question is ...
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Why do colors slightly change when copying from Illustrator to Photoshop? [duplicate]

I want to copy a object from Illustrator and paste it into a Photoshop document with the same color mode and profile. When I use the Eyedropper Tool on the pasted object in Photoshop the color ...
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How to Change Colors of a Company Logo without Using Pen Tool?

I have a couple of company logos that I want to change to color white (to be placed in a black background). This logo is pretty simple enough to just use the pen tool. However, I have some logos ...
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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 ...