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

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How do I convert a red color scheme to a green one without making it look “brighter”

The current color scheme for my desktop uses a red palette. I would like to change it into something green instead so I went through the color scheme configuration file and "rotated" all color values ...
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How to calculate a good background for a small image? (procedural background) [closed]

I want to frame favicons. A size of a favicon is usually 16x16 (could be bigger). The frame would be 160x100. Favicons have different shapes and colors (I don't know ahead of time what favicons look ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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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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Changing the colour space of a website - or some other way of getting vibrant colours

I have a website that uses some very vibrant colours. One of them, according to Photoshop is (in hex): #75d0ed Looking that colour Photoshop (with an Adobe RGB (1998)) working space, it is electric ...
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Changing Company Logo Colors for Resume

Note: I understand that this borders more of a legal question, but the advice I found here and here didn't quite seem to fit my question. I am redesigning my resume and parts of the design will ...
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choosing color map for plotting charts (N curves plotted on a graph) [closed]

I found http://matplotlib.org/1.4.1/users/colormaps.html but it's got way too much information for me to understand. If I just want to plot N curves on a graph with a white background, where N is in ...
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RGB Vs CMYK : Deciphering gradient transitions in different colour modes

This issue may be related to Photoshop or to colour modes in general but this is what I am trying to figure out. The image below is from a CMYK file with two layers. It has two duo colour gradients. ...
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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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Stochastic Printing DPI?

Does anyone know the DPI for the stochastic screening? We got a new Heidelberg CTP Suprasetter and we're just testing... and the results are amazing... but the resolution that we're working on are ...
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Photoshop CC Color Replacement Substitution issue

When I use the 'Replace Color...' to change #F5F5F5 to #EDE8D5, Photoshop is automatically changing my desired value to #E2E2E2 after I click OK. Any ideas as to why? The color mode is set to 8-bit ...
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How do I choose secondary branding colors? [duplicate]

How can I make my branding color palette from primary colors? This is the url with the logo and the primary colors: http://www.onetravel.com/ How can I make other colors?
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Origin of the color red in early typography?

A lot of (early) printing is done in black and red. The red is mostly used as accent color. What is the origin of this red? Does is have a name and/or specification? Image source: Museum Meermanno ...
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How to replace color in Photoshop to specific Lab color?

I know how to replace a color in Photoshop (by going to image -> adjustments -> replace color and selecting the color etc.) however I need to match specific Lab colors provided by my client in order ...
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How do I sort colors in the color table in photoshop

I'm using adobe photoshop cs version 8.0. Using the menu: Image > Mode > Color Table, I'm trying to make some colors transparent. The problem is that the range of colors I need to pick is scattered ...
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Preventing adding up of colors for multiple brush strokes

This is somewhat a newbie question, but I couldn't find any solution. While painting, if I lift up the brush and start painting again, colors start adding up at intersections. This makes it hard to ...
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Is there 0-255 color standard?

So, I was tasked with job where I will write a C# application that will go through an image and list out the color of each pixel. Problem is, I'm not really sure what standard the color needs to be. ...
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color hex number

I will start by telling you that I am quite new with Photoshop and I would be grateful if someone could help me. I've made a logo and one of the colours I used, would like to use again and I cannot ...
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Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour

I am using Illustrator to prepare some scientific figures. The figure has a number of "placed" (File -> Place...) panels. When I "embed" some of these panels, then export the figure to PDF, the ...
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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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What's the best way to find the CMYK and RGB of a HTML color?

I found some colors on the web that I'd like to use in my print brochure. What's the best way to find the CMYK equivalent of a HTML color?
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any way to change a color without affecting its brightness in GIMP?

I'm trying to find out because I'm making a mod for Minecraft and I'm trying to keep the regular brightness variations
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How to present a print project to a client?

I'm a self-taught designer and now I'm working on a packaging project. I'm designing in Adobe Illustrator CC using CMYK color mode, but now, I want to present my client the work with a mockup and I ...
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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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How to have a “live preview” when changing colors in Illustrator?

I'm a bit used to Photoshop and I just started to learn Illustrator but there's a little thing that's really bothering me. In Photoshop when you are changing a color you can see it previewed on the ...
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How to get the stroke's color same goes with the fill's

So i've run into some similar questions but still can't find the right answer. I made a circle in Adobe Illustrator and stroke it with artistic brush but it turn out like that. I've tried to copy ...
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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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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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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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BW image - make all black areas blue?

I have a black and white image, a scanned signature, where I want to change the colour of the black lines to blue (or red or something else). How do I do this? Preferably with freeware (I have Mac, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...