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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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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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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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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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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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Color values change between Illustrator and InDesign

I've googled and searched here for an answer to my question but haven't been able to find anything. I designed several pieces of collateral, all using the same single color. Some of the pieces I ...
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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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Do all offset printers print spot colours too?

I was wondering if all offset printers print CMYK + Pantone ?Or just some models do print Pantine colours? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Illustrator color fill problem

I'm working on a packaging box and I have a ready template. I'm not an expert in Illustrator and I can't seem to fill the other boxes with colour. If anybody knows how I can successfully fill color ...
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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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In GIMP, how to colorize using a reference color?

I have an image I wish to colorize using a picked color. What is the handiest/easiest way to do this in GIMP? I've tried my best by checking the palette for my picked color's HSV, then using it as ...
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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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Image opened in adobe photoshop shows wrong color [closed]

I have opened an image in Adobe Photoshop, showing a green football lawn. In Photoshop, this image is displayed with a violet color. Every picture I open has not it´s original colors. Settings are: ...
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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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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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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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Is there a worldwide applicable color-emotion chart?

Colors are used to represent emotions; especially in advertising. People have even come up with color-emotion charts like this one: Yet, depending on the country, some colors have different ...
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Do I need the Pantone Solid Coated Guide if I have Color Bridge Coated Guide?

I need a Solid Coated Pantone Guide. If I buy the Coated Color Bridge, does that have all the solid swatches (PMS) in addition to the CMYK equivalent? i.e. Would it be redundant to buy the regular ...
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How to choose a color palette for a website

We're completely color illiterate on our team. Our internal site has a lot of black and white, but I've heard that too much contrast is bad. And people don't respond well to the look of our site. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accidentally deleted my custom color palette and need to retrieve it

I work in CorelDraw CS2 on a PC and just accidentally deleted my color palette on the right side of my project page. It has all custom colors I've added over the years for projects and is actually a ...
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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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What's a good source of color palettes to provide to a color-blind user?

There's a question on this site already about choosing good color palettes when designing for color-blind users. My question is different — it's about working with colors for an audience with normal ...
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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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How do I make screenshots look good when printed in CMYK?

When printing screenshots alongside black text, black areas of the screenshot look a washed out "muddy dark grey" and "washed out". What causes this and can I improve the black color area?
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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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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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Remove existing outline of text color on a GIMP 2.8.14 image [closed]

Trying to change existing text on a book cover from blue to a different color, yet the blue remains along the outline of the letters. Thanks
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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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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 ...
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Changing Opacity vs Changing Color

I have noticed in several professional documents (templates, guidelines, co-workers' projects, etc.) the designer has adjusted the opacity of certain elements to get the desired colour. Is this best ...
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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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Convert a pattern/photo to a given palette

How would I convert a photograph or pattern to use only colors from a palette I give it? Is this possible in Photoshop? I think Pic2Color used to do something like this but it's offline... Thanks!