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How can I separate colors by layer in Illustrator?

I did a three-color Live Trace, and output the colors to swatches. Now I'd like to assign each of these three (spot) colors to their own layer. I'm sure this is super easy, and I'm just over-looking ...
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Why are white digital fonts composed of more colors than white? [duplicate]

I know that colors are comprised of many other colors that can't be directly seen. But white? I thought white was just white. How come a combination of blue, yellow and red are not only are invisible ...
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How to find and replace color of vector object in photoshop 6 like fireworks?

I'm using Adobe firworks from 4 years. now i switched to photoshop. i'm facing a problem in photoshop how to change the color of all vector objects in only one or two steps. i have tried copy and ...
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Picking the right “white” to suit a theme [duplicate]

When you take a photo of a white object, it's never actually #FFFFFF white. It will have a greenish tint if you take the photo outside, or orangeish in sunlight. Let's say I have a theme for an app ...
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Choosing colours for type in web design

This is something that I've struggled with for a while now and I really want to correct it. Whenever I create a web design I use a colour pallete of 2 or 3 contrasting colours normally for things ...
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Color issues when sent through email, dropbox, googdrive and then viewed on Mobile devices

I'm not a graphic designer but this is where the google search brought me. I'm a photographer and i'm experiencing issues with color when images are being sent through e-mail, drop-box, etc and then ...
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Display Screen colors on laptop vs desktop

I do my work on a laptop. I have this problem and I'm trying to find a solution which the problem is when I set screen brightness on 100%, the colors on my screen are mixing up with the backlight of ...
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How to Match Skin Color Between Pictures Of The Same Person In GIMP

I have two pictures of the same person. Pictures were taken at same place but slightly different light were used in each one. I would like to adjust the skin color in one picture to match the other so ...
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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 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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GIMP: Indexed (Gif), change white to transparent

I have a 1-bit black-and-white GIF, I need to change the white into transparent. How do I do it in GIMP?
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Issue brush stroke with texture has different colour in Adobe Illustrator CC [closed]

Yesterday I had some issue with Adobe Illustrator CC that didn't want to open, then I reinstalled it today. But when I was going to make use of it, I noticed that brushes with custom textures (pencil ...
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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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Which Pantone Library? [duplicate]

I am working on some brand guidelines for a client and am specifying the RGB and CMYK values for the colour palette. I also wish to include Pantone colours, however, when I look in InDesign there is ...
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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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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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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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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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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: http://jariz.github.io/vibrant....
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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. ...