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

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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 ...
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Choosing a set of colors to display text on a white background

I'm looking to color-code a textual list displayed on a white background, and have trouble finding a good tool to help with that. There seem to be lots of tools to aid in finding a color palette for ...
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Adobe Illustrator PDF Works, but then uploading it changes colors

I searched through the site and I couldn't find an answer to this specific question, so here we go: I've designed a business card in Illustrator. The background is a darker red. I export it as a PDF ...
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Add colors to color schemes

I'm quite new to color theory, I read about color schemes and saw beatiful schemes at Kuler. But I wonder - what if the scheme I love doesn't contain blue or green while I need them for water, sky and ...
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Is there a name or a way to find this kind of images / color palettes?

Lately in web and digital design its very common to see these kind of pastel colored vectorial backgrounds or images: They all seem to use a very similar colors palette and combination of ...
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Faded Colour Code Calculation

I know multiple programs that calculate colours based on a percentage. I really love when colours are displayed this way as they seem to fade in a non-luminous dull way that is really indicative of a ...
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Why do I have to use a gamma of 2.2 when using a JPEG picture?

During the rendering process, the texture file has a gamma of 2.2. But the plain colors do not need this gamma correction, especially if the RGB values are from a spectral characterization. So why do ...
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Mismatch Color from Adobe Illustration & Photoshop if Saved in Android / Apple Device

I have problem with color mismatch in Adobe Photoshop & Illustration. There is no problem when I save my designs on my Mac & PC but the color becomes mismatched if I saved it on my android ...
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How to create a RGB gradient?

I would like to know how to create a perfect RGB gradient in Illustrator like this: Edit: I tried to use the gradient tool, but how to place the colors correct?
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How to get all colors used in a photoshop document? any script out there?

Is there any way to get all colors used in a photoshop file, I mean colors in vector elements fill's (Shapes and also strokes). I want to make a color scheme for the web based on colors used in the ...
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How to visually represent a color contrast issue to a person with normal color vision?

I have two colors — #FFFFFF and #009688. I want to simulate graphically how it will appear to a person with color blindness issues so that I can present it to a person with normal vision and explain ...
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How to replace color in Photoshop?

I would like to replace black color in transparent PNG for bluish color from my other image. Bluish color sampled: So, desired color is #00528f. Unfortunately, it does not work as I would expect ...
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Gimp 2.6.12: modify alpha channel while preserving color

This is for a video game in which a specularity mask is in the alpha channel of the normalmap. I need to create an image where the alpha value for some pixels are 0 (to indicate no specularity,) but ...
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What is the difference between CMYK and RGB? Are there other color spaces I should know?

I'm a photographer, who dabbles in graphic design from time to time as well. What are the differences between the various color spaces?
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Colors combinations and and how to pick a color [duplicate]

i am new to designing and i have a huge problem. I can easily generate ideas of layout how they should look but my biggest problem is that i can't or is very hard for me to get suitable colours and ...
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Problems with Inkscape's trace bitmap when converting with multiple colors

I want to apologize ahead of time, for potentially failing to explaining the problem more accurately: So I'm attempting to smooth/clean up a design I'm making for a greeting card on Inkscape. I ...
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What group of colors would go well with these colors? [closed]

I am trying to find a couple more colors (hex#s) that go well with these colors. I made a calendar to which people can add many different groups. I wanted to have about 4 more of these. I don't ...
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Quick color panel in Illustrator

I've been working with Adobe Illustrator for over 2 years now and I really love this program. I'd want to know if it's possible to create a window (just like pathfinder, layers etc.) with my favorite ...
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how to change the workspace color window from RGB to CMYK mode in Illustrator CS5.1?

I'm using Illustrator CS5.1 and started a new document in RGB mode. When I change the color mode to CMYK under File > Document Color Mode > CMYK Color, the Color window in my workspace doesn't ...
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What CMYK values should I use for the brightest highlights in an image?

I usually set the whitest part of the image to C5 M4 Y4 K0, but this is making some product shots of glassware (ie wine glasses, glass trophies) look grey. Does anyone use a different CMYK mix for ...
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Does monitor calibration temperature depend on the season?

I just bought X-rite calibration kit but one thing makes me curious. Should I set colder white point (6500K) for summertime and warmer (5000K) for winter? Will global warming affect my settings?
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What are some ways to spice up boring designs?

I'm looking for what you guys might have in your "bag of tricks", meaning design elements you use frequently, such as interesting shapes, lines, textures, all that sort of stuff that you use to spice ...
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Change contrast/colors, etc to multiple selected images

I have a simple request, but can't seem to find the answer online. I want to change the colors of each of these green tiles to red. When I selected all images, my Image > Adjustments tab is grey'ed ...
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Exporting in CMYK in Affinity Designer?

I use Affinity Designer, and I found that although I create the design in CMYK colour model, when I export it as a .jpg or a .png file, the design reverts back to RGB colour model? Is there any way ...
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Is there a way to change the color of a .png object using Adobe Illustrator?

I just downloaded a zip file of .png banners and arrows. However, they were all created black. Is there any way I can change the color of the objects in Adobe Illustrator?
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How to prepare a design for CMYK printing?

This was asked in another thread. When I searched to see if this question has been asked before it was not. Per Meta we are encouraged to create threads that show quality solutions or to future ...
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Simplest set of inks that could print the RGB gamut?

Artist Tauba Auberbach produced this recently: It's called RGB Colourspace Atlas, and is a physical, printed book of what it implies is the whole RGB colour space. Is there an existing ...
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Any problems with light text on dark background?

My high school journalism teacher always said putting light text on a dark background is hard on readers' eyes and is a bad thing to do. But in my experience making spreads, there are many instances ...
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Given a color scheme, how do I apply to website design?

Just so there is something concrete to discuss, say I have this color scheme: http://www.lavishbootstrap.com/?image_url=http://design-seeds.com/palettes/12/SpringTones505.jpg There are many articles ...
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Find all polygons

I'm looking for a way to find all polygons on a drawing surface, and identify them by colour. They will all have one out of a known set of colours. Something like the coloured blobs on the women's ...
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In RGB, what is each step from 0 to 255 called?

From the Wikipedia page on the RGB color model -> Numeric representations: A color in the RGB color model is described by indicating how much of each of the red, green, and blue is included. The ...
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How can I find out what RGB colors a website uses?

I want to learn the CMYK/RGB or any other details of a colour on a website. Say the side/background of this very website. I want to recreate that colour. Can anyone help me? Or is there any specific ...
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What web graphics formats to use?

Web sites can contain JPEG, GIF,PNG, SVG format graphics. Which ones should be used, and when?
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What color is “silver lining”?

I am really new to graphic design and was given a project for which I have to put silver-lining color in a circle and text. What is the meaning of silver lining? After a suggestion I came up with the ...
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how do I import an eps into GIMP with a different background color?

I'd like to import an image into GIMP and have it antialiaed with a custom background color. I don;t see a way to import an eps that doesn;t automatically set the color to anti-alias against as white. ...
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WCAG luminance contrasts - current practice, what is it?

I tried to ask this question in another group, but got a hint this group might be more appropriate. I just wrote a little tool to check luminance contrast (WCAG) on a web page. Testing this I was ...
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Material Design headerbar and icons color

I'm trying to design a website using the Material Design guidelines. I've a navbar/headerbar with the logo of my website and some icons. The background color is transparent, showing the background ...
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How to make a multi-color gradient in photoshop?

Hello, I was wondering what it takes to make this blurred and blended type of multi colored gradient in photoshop? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Coloring individual parts in a brush

How do I colour each individual ribbon like the finished preview for these brushes? From DeviantArt: