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

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How to convert Pantone 7C to TPX?

How do I convert Pantone 7C (Cool Gray) to TPX? Is C a color international standard for print graphics?
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Color mode problem for selecting colour in cmyk

Is it compulsory for good result to choose a zero value in either of any four c, m, y or k. In CMYK, can't we select a colour which is not having any zero value? I am designing infographics for ...
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How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
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Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white?

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white? I'm thinking that maybe white doesn't count because it's the background color? Does a 1-color logo need to be literally black with a transparent ...
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how to compensate 50% opacity white over photograph

I have a photo and a while ago I had added a layer on top of it which was pure white at 50% opacity. How can I compensate that effect to get back the original picture? I have tried adding a black ...
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Which RGB profile should be used when exporting a PDF for web?

I created a 60 page book in CMYK because it is going to be printed. I now need to convert this document to RGB so it can be viewed online. From doing a little research on this site, I see that I can ...
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How to convert colors from PMS to RGB?

I'm working on a branding project and having my background in digital disciplines I don't have too much knowledge about color systems. Currently I'm trying to figure out what are the correct color ...
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Can color palettes be copyrighted? [duplicate]

Can I get in legal trouble for using the exact same colors from a color palette I found on a website? Can anyone own a certain combination of colors? If yes, could I argue that it was accidental? ...
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How do verify colors in graphics intensive webpages on CRT screen when developing only on LCD screen?

I am developing a public facing website (unpublished yet) that is graphics intensive. I develop on my laptop and I have no other CRT attached machines to verify the appearance. I am particularly ...
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How to match a photo background with a hex color

I have this photo that I want to fade/color to match my hex color #007ac0, without cutting it out. How would I go about that? The color on the left just for reference. I want the beige to more or less ...
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Why can't set white color for figure when there is red background? [duplicate]

I have red color of artboard in illustrator and figure on it. When I try to set color for this figure white it comes invisible if it would be red. Same thing for text. How to set white color on red ...
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Image Discolouration when printed in Microsoft Word

I have an image which was created in Adobe Photoshop and is being inserted into a Word Document. The document contains a rectangle with a coloured fill which the image sits on top of. The same RGB ...
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How to determine the color and opacity using the color picker tool?

I have received a PSD that has a semi transparent image in it. I know the image is semitransparent because I see the Photoshop checkered background behind it. When I look at the layers I see one layer ...
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Differences in complementary colors reported

I am trying to find the correct complementary color for rgb(252,84,79). However, each of the following reports a different color: Illustrator's built-in color guide (both complementary & ...
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What CMYK values should I use for rich black, and how should I handle tints/shades?

I'm working on a full color piece in Illustrator which has a few large black and grey areas. I'd like the black to be a rich black. I was thinking c30 m30 y30 k100. What is the best ways to match my ...
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How can I easily swap colors / swap channels in Photoshop?

Back before I could afford a Mac I used a PC (when Windows XP ruled the earth). At that time I couldn't afford Photoshop either. So I had a WinXP box with Irfanview installed - and I thought that was ...
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Advice for setup working room (colour management)?

I'm newbie graphic designer (for iOS app, Android app and prints). I have watched color management course. They suggest me to use the calibration machine like X-Rite ColorMunki Display or Spyder5 Pro. ...
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How do I change the colour of a shape in Photoshop after I've drawn it

For some reason it seems impossible to change the colour of a rectangle I've drawn in Photoshop after I've drawn it. I can change the colour of a new one that I want to draw but once it's drawn there ...
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How to beautify images without decreasing sharpness?

a few weeks ago my girlfriend shot about 300 pictures of an event (personal collection) and asked me to improve colors and such with Photoshop. When I returned all the photos she told me many pictures ...
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Why does my CMYK file have crazy neon colors? [closed]

I am new to Illustrator but made a very cool file with photos & text to print as 11x14 poster. A JPEG file is needed to bring to the printer (using Costco which usually works fine). But when I ...
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How yellow color is formed using RGB color model?

It is said that red, blue and yellow are the 3 primary colors, which can't be formed by any other color. Then how come we create yellow color in RGB color model? Is there any theory or reason behind ...
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How to get the color of the shadow in the different blending mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes? I have an inner shadow effect applied to a shape with blending mode multiply. How to get the ...
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Pantone/CMYK color book guide? [duplicate]

I am a graphic designer and I wanna buy a Pantone colour guide book, the pair one for coated and uncoated colours which compares the Pantone color with its CMYK version?Any advise which pait is the ...
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Fix colors after or before rgb to cmyk conversion

When I convert from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop as you know colors change saturation and maybe some hue. So basically what the title asks, does it matter when I adjust the colors and saturation via ...
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Remove multi color degradation on jpg image

I have several pictures that I want to fix. The pictures came to me from a scanner and there is no way that job is going to be done again by the person who did it. I know for a fact that all the ...
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Change color on object after 3d extrude and bevel and transform

I have google this but can not find an answer to my specific problem. I am using Illustrator CC (2015) I am new to illustrator, but know the basics and am learning as I go along using different ...
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Creating coloured images Illustrator/Photoshop [duplicate]

I was wondering what's the best way to achieve the same coloured effect on my images, as these images in this slider on this website: example website I've tried it in Photoshop and Illustrator by ...
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Inverted colors on opening PDF in photoshop

When opening this PDF in Photoshop(CS3) all colors are automatically inverted. How can I change this behaviour? The file has correct colors when opening it with Adobe Acrobat. The file is generated ...
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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [closed]

I am looking for help solving the issue of Adobe Illustrator automatically assigning a color to a layer every time one creates a new one. I am aware that... This is part of the core code of Adobe ...
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How to stop a brush from darkening the color of a previous stroke?

In the image above, I showcase the problem. I have some marker brushes that have a nice texture on them which shows the tooth of the paper. I'd like to get a more consistent look when I'm coloring ...
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How can I generate multiple recolored versions of the same image?

Here's the scenario that I'm dealing with: I have a sticker which I would like to have colored into multiple colors, however, instead of saving each possible (usable) color, I would like to be able ...
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White color objects not visible outside the artboard!

It wasnt like this before, It occured after changing the artboard background from document setup! isnt there any way to change the artboard color without affecting the white objects to turn invisible? ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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Different colors and Metamerism [closed]

How can I draw graphs (metamers) without calculating any functions? For example, for the (each) following cones (imaginary): Update: Each graph describe a cone of animal (imaginary) and showing ...
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How do I find out what color mode an image is in Illustrator?

I am using one image. I just want to know in which format it is: CMYK or RGB? How do I find this out in Illustrator?
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Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

I'm extremely new at graphic designing and my sister hired me to create a logo for her company. It took a few days and I've finally perfected everything except the company name.I typed it along the ...
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How can you make a triad gradient in Photoshop?

I'm trying to make an icon with three colors (a triad gradient) in different position, like the Apple Music icon (attached) but I'm not sure how to do it correctly.
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What is wrong with writing light gray text over a lighter gray or white background? [closed]

What is all about writing with light gray over lighter gray or over white? if you look in the two examples I carried you will notice that is very hard to read, light gray or lighter color !! what is ...
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Colour High Contrast effect [duplicate]

I've spent ages so far fiddling with adjustments and filters in the hope that I can recreate the effect shown in this picture. I've tried posterising other similar effects, but I want to keep the ...
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Good color palette, usable for the color blind.

I'm designing a chart right now, that will slowly have more items added to it. I'd like to create an list/order of colors for the items, that will be most usable for the color blind to differentiate ...
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Finding the Pantone colors used in illustrator

I have a logo that is getting put on to golf shirts and the company has asked for a list of the pantone colors. Is there a way to get a list of all the colors through illustrator?
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How can I design this graph (select line colors and number of lines) so that it's intelligible?

I'm designing a graph for a website using Highcharts. This graph contains lots of outbreak curves (basically, cumulative disease incidence over time). The point of this particular graph is to be able ...
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Is there a term for saturation and brightness moving in opposite directions?

I've noticed that to generate slightly different "versions" of a color that look good together, either of the following two methods works well: Bump the saturation UP and brightness DOWN Bump the ...
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Why is pure blue darker than pure green?

If I convert hundred percent green and blue to grayscale then blue one becomes like twice as dark. I can see that green looks brighter, but I also want to understand reason behind it. Looking at ...
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Iterating between pastel colors with a constant perceived luminance?

For my app, I'd like to create a horizontal, hue-only color slider for picking pastel colors: At the moment, I do this by simply using the HSB color model and keeping my S and B constant. However, ...
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Why is the opposite of yellow on color wheels sometimes purple and sometimes blue?

Why do traditional color wheels have yellow opposite to violet (purple), whereas graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop have yellow opposite to blue? Yellow opposite violet (purple): Yellow ...
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How do I color a table to look neutral?

This is a web table I'm working on!, What tweaks should I do to make it look neutral? This table is responsive as 2 columns will be displayed on a mobile device, 4 on a tablet and 6 on large ...
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Specific kind of color picker

I'm looking for an HSL color picker with the following: It has a color wheel with the Hue and the Saturation It has a slider with lightness/brightness Does such a color picker exist? I really just ...
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Should I calibrate my monitor? Any low cost way?

I'm using Apple cinema display model number A1316 27 inches. I think it is from 2010. I'm making User Interface for mobile app and we also plan to make some marketing collateral (some printed ...