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How to make a multicolored spiral in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have this stroke that is a spiral. But one color is not enough, I need more like ten colors. I would like that colors change like in the picture below (try to imagine without the dots). Mesh tool ...
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Pantone: Coated vs. Uncoated? Which one to pick for rgb?

I am pretty new to the Pantone Matching System and I understand the difference between C (coated) and U (uncoated). Now my question: What should I use when I only need it on the screen? (no print, ...
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Recreating 1980s graphic design [closed]

I have noticed a recent move towards, or back towards, the colours and design elements of 1980s pop music videos. Neon pinks, blues and yellows. This has been happening a lot on TV but I haven't ...
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How to Change White to Black Inside of a Vector Image Using Photoshop

I created a logo using Illustrator but when I tried to change all of the whites to blacks it became a nightmare because of how many layers I'm using - I figured that Photoshop must have an better way. ...
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Illustrator color

I work with illustrator in CMYK I made a logo composed of several shapes and text. I wanted to make a second version with little text inclined I made a copy of the logo and I tilted my first text. ...
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Problem with adobe PDF preview and indesign colour calibration

I've been trying to work this one out today to no avail. The 15 image on the right is how adobe pdf viewer and Indesign CC display my file. The 15 on the left is how it prints; I can only seem to ...
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Change colors of linked Illustrator image from InDesign

I'm trying to link Illustrator line drawings, that are made of shapes with black strokes and white fills (hiding parts of other shapes behind them), to an InDesign document. The images will sit on a ...
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How big of a difference does IPS really make and can it be compensated?

When considering a new monitor for Graphic Design that includes Print, Photography and some Videography (YouTube grade) how important is IPS in the display? It's easy to find things citing its ...
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Printing on vinyl with a regular ink jet?

Could I use a regular consumer grade ink jet printer to add a small bit of color to a vinyl sticker? It will be used outside on cars so would it last? I would buy white vinyl then print the ...
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What colors can I use in this educational slide that is more appealing?

I want to instruct people about how SSL works, (HTTPS) and that involves "color mixing" as demonstrated in this link, and this graphic. Is there any other color combination I can use that would have ...
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How To Convert Pantone Tint to similar Pantone Color

I have a file provided to me by a client of their logo which consists of various tints of the same Pantone color (50%, 25% etc) I'm trying to find a way to convert these to actual Pantone colors ...
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What does it mean when printers have told me my colour is not a Pantone colour, but in my file it is?

I've recently designed a cosmetic label for a client and I've given them the final file to have it printed at their designated printer companies. But a few have them have come back and said that they ...
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Quick Way to Easily Swap Swatches in InDesign?

If you delete a swatch in InDesign, you can choose to easily replace all occurrences of it with another swatch. Example: I have 4 intricate designs (various fills, strokes, tints) all colored with ...
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Number of colors in screen print

When an artist is selling a screen print and it says it's a '9 color screen print' what does that mean exactly? For example this: http://tragicsunshine.com/art_prints/mulholland-drive 24" x 36" ...
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Photoshop picture black and white with colour (Lights)

I came across this picture online and I want to try and create something similar. Can anyone give me some tips on how to recreate this image? I have tried the following: Create new layer & ...
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Regular colors vs Muted colors

What are muted colors? How do I create muted colours? How do I convert standard colors to muted colors? Why do muted colours look the way they do? Why are they different? Here is a bunch of colors ...
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Should my white logo be a Spot or Process color for printing?

I am creating my logo in Illustrator (ready to place in InDesign as part of a DVD sleeve.) and I'm wondering if I should be choosing 'Spot Color' or 'Process Color' for my whites. (For the other ...
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Printed Uncoated PMS on Coated Stock

I done my artwork on the uncoated PMS colours as I originally planned to print it on uncoated stock. We ended up changing the stock and there was the forgetfulness of one person to not change the PMS ...
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What do use instead of complementary colors for colors near “color wheel”'s center?

I am quite news to graphic design so I don't know how to define it better. I use to design my presentations and some mockups based on complementary colors. e.g. yallowish and orangish as ...
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How to get the same colors for printing while exporting image

Hello is have prepared a business card using cmyk mode keeping resolution as 300. Now while exporting the image as jpg the colors get brighten up.....how to solve? I have kept proof setup on and in ...
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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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Different dominant color codes are extracted from same image

I try to extract the dominant color from a image by using 3 different tools, i.e.: Tineye Labs Color Theif: http://lokeshdhakar.com/projects/color-thief/ Vibrant.js: http://jariz.github.io/vibrant....
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Are there any websites which allow a preview of how a color palette would look on a website? [closed]

For example - like alot of colorwheel apps - this webapp http://paletton.com provides a preview of your palette in the window next to the colorwheel. In addition to this generic preview, you can ...
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Can I find out the color operations done by comparing two images?

I have got two images, say X and X', which are of the same size, same color model and same resolution. X' was obtained by applying a combination of color-related operations (such as changing the Hue, ...
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Is it good to use same color as accent and primary?

As title says , is it good idea to use same color as primary color and accent color in material design?
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How do I convince my client that coloring their brand name in a text block is a bad idea?

My company keeps requesting that the company name be in green (the brand color) every time it appears in a text block. This is jarring, disruptive and generally bad design but I am having a hard time ...
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How to give the bottom half of a shape a different color in Illustrator?

I'm creating a round label for a product and have a half of a round shape on the top portion of the label. At the bottom of that half round I'm trying to make it a different color but cannot figure ...
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Is it necessary to manually tweak colors between screen and print versions of a design?

I have a portfolio for example, and initially it was designed for print, and everything was okay. Now I am trying to make it viewable on screen with consistent colors, and I'm finding some problems. ...
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How do I keep the Preserve White and Black boxes unchecked in Color Reduction Options in Recolor Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

The boxes for White and Black (under Preserve, in Color Reduction Options, in Recolor Artwork) are checked by default. Is there a way to keep them unchecked (as shown in my screenshot) by default? I ...
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Which Catalog I will buy Pantone Solid or Color Bridge?

What is the difference PANTONE 340 U and PANTONE 340 UP? Is the UP color CMYK process printed color or not? Because they are really different. I want to buy pantone catalog today and I don't know ...
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How do i design for a printer with more than 4 primaries

Some of the new digital printers work on more than 4 primary colors. For example the HP indigo series of digital printers boast with being able to produce ~98% of all pantone colors. This means that ...
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How to achieve this kind of color effect (colors in “anarchic grid”)?

I'm trying to get a result close to the one below in Illustrator, but I never end up with a satisfactory result. I think this kind of logos was pretty popular some time ago, with vivid colors and ...
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Text background stands out when printing. What you see on screen is not what you get from the printer

Please can you advise me ? I made posters in Inkscape, being equations on coloured backgrounds. I blurred the equations because I think it looks "artistic" :) I then saved the Inkscape .svg files to ...
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Problems with colors in inkscape

I can't make the right colors in ikscape. On the fisrt picture I turned off the black color but it hasn't disappeared. The second image is the original version. It's like colored picture. How do I ...
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Is there a way to quickly swap Fills and Border color in Sketch 3?

In Illustrator you can do it by pressing Shift + X, is there a way to do it also in Sketch 3? Thanks
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Color/Opacity Loss when converting XLSX to PDF using Acrobat IX

It's all in the title. I've got an excel file I need converted to PDF for printing, and exporting it using either the Save As... function or the 'Create PDF' option in the Acrobat Ribbon both result ...
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Swap color/RGB values in illustrator

I am trying to swap color values - R to G and G to R in my illustration (well, a selection on it). In the end, a (200,100,0) would be (100,200,0). I found various pages that does color swapping and ...
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How to recreate this color overlay backlight effect circle layer?

A relative of mine created a logo which has a backlight effect behind it. He is much better at Photoshop than I, and I only know a few of the basics. Here is the PSD file of my image, with only the ...
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Antialiasing or blurring on Photoshop creates a pale edge between different blocks of colour

I'm working on some illustrations which are cartoon-style, so thick black lines with blocks of colour filling them in. I've been colouring the images in a non-anti-aliased document to ensure ...
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how to change the workspace background color without changing the fill color of the objects?

how can I change the workspace background (artboard) color without changing the fill color of the objects? I'm new in this program and want to work with a grey color in the workspace (white as ...
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Change color of image to specific color

I have a background that looks like this: I want to change the color of the image to be as close to #66a6ff as possible. I've tried setting image's blend mode to Overlay and setting the opacity ...
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Do I need to change colour settings in Illustrator if printing on uncoated paper?

I've created a CMYK logo file that will mostly be printed on uncoated paper. On screen the colour looks much brighter than I expect it to print. The colour setting CMYK working space I'm using in ...
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Single color produces multiple colors [closed]

Aloha, I had a client send me a logo to use for making a sign. When i opened it in Illustrator it had several colors in it, but when i look at the swatches there are only 2. There are about 3 ...
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Color scheme for many options

I have data in six series: A2, A1, B1, B2, B3, B4. Two of these belong in one group, and four in another group. Within these, there is a progression in the series: A2 > A1, B4 > B3 > B2 > B1. In ...
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Material Design - Green Floating Acción Button with a tick?

I have an image processing app. The user first selects the photos he wants to process, and then selects the FAB (which has a green background and a white tick as icon). When the user selects the FAB, ...
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Pantone vs. CMYK colors - Please help

I just started working at a company that has predetermined colors for the brand, but I am running into inconsistencies with the colors given. The colors have been around for a long time so no one ...
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange #...
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In search of simple color position correction for comic books [closed]

Is there a very simple and basic program that will separate colors and let me shift the position of one or another? I'm looking at correcting old comic book panels which sometimes have a color way ...
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Color problem in Pages for Mac

I have a problem when copying an image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 to Pages. The color of the image changes when pasted into Pages (5.5.3, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5). Pages actually changes the picture'...
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Illustrator Design Not Printing Correctly

I mostly work with digital design. Recently I decided to get a few of my poster designs printed for my own collection. I used a professional printing company to order the prints and send them the ...