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Why are my colours outputting so differently in Illustrator

Despite trying various colour profiles across Illustrator and CS5 I seem to keep running into save for web, export and screen-grabs (used as a more accurate last resort) issues where the colours I'm ...
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Need Guidance for Color Profile Settings in Illustrator

What is the best color profile to start with in Illustrator when designing a Logo that will be used for web and for print? Do you need to work on them in two different files, one with CMYK profile and ...
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How can I improve my website design? [closed]

I'm launching a company and currently working on the website. Here is the link: http://goo.gl/HKbIK As I'm not a professional webdesigner your comments / feedback / suggestions of improvements would ...
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Colour theory and rainbow palettes

I've been reading about colour theory and want to understand how it relates to rainbow palettes like the attached, also a palette type commonly used by the designer Paul Smith as his signature. How ...
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How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?

Assume that I have an A color with value 0xff0f0f and two basic black and white colors. How can I create quickly a swatch consists of all medium colors between white and A(lighter) and between A and ...
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What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?

A lot of designers use Photoshop as a design and mockup tool. And in doing so, one of the last steps can be to get a lot of the colour information out so things like gradients and dynamic text can be ...
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How do I make photoshop only use a certain color set?

I want to make it so that I can change an image so that it only uses the colors I have listed, and if it doesn't have it, it changes to the closest available color. Is that possible and if so how?
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Gradient Banding in Chrome

I've been trying use linear-gradient CSS to avoid using an image for a gradient but unfortunately it renders poorly in Chrome with visible banding. I've created a codepen example to illustrate the ...
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How to get the color of the shadow in the different blending mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get the equivalent of a color in different blending modes? I have an inner shadow effect applied to a shape with blending mode multiply. How to get the ...
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Color Picker in Photoshop is wrong

I'm having problems with my color picker in photoshop CS5 Image 1: I select the black [ish] bar. Color picker returns gray. Image 2: I select the white [ish] background below the black bar, color ...
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Change color properties of object (curve) when text to path (curve) in CorelDraw X5

Now it is very easy to make text to path (text to curve) in Corel but once you do it, text becomes connected with curve in Object Manager and I cant figure out how to change outline or fill color only ...
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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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Color palettes - RAL to hex or RGB

I'm looking for a way to transform the RAL color palette to hex or RGB so I can use the colors in CSS (all/any of them). Is there an XML file someone can point me to, or a database somewhere, that's ...
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Clearly distinguishable colours for scientific figures

I am looking for pointers on how to pick a set of colours (or a colour gradient) that are clearly distinguishable, for use in scientific figures. Was there any systematic research on this? If yes, ...
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Using solid color photos on solid color background

I've been trying to figure out how to get this to look right for the past week. We just got permission from a photographer to use some of her excellent photos of vegan food. Here's one: However, ...
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Image opened in adobe photoshop shows wrong color

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 create a color tinted black and white effect?

I was wondering how I would go about recreating this look on a photo using Photoshop?
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“Rainbow” header on web and mobile

I've seen a design pattern pop up now and again on the web and mobile apps. It's a "rainbow" pattern across the top about 5 pixels high. For a great example, check out gowalla.com. Anyone have any ...
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Graphic Design areas for the colour-blind?

What areas, if any, of graphic design could a person with color blindness be active in? Can a person who has problems differentiating colours actually work in such a field?
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How to change colour of all elements of a group, at once, in Illustrator

I have a group of objects of the same colour, consisting of coumpound paths, regular paths and groups of these. How to change the colour of all objects at once? When I tried to use colour picker or ...
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Which color i have to add on neutral grey to get white

I am using gimp with a large text image. Unfortunately there is no way to change the color of the individual words. So I changed the text color to a neutral grey (#7f7f7f) and added layers above the ...
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DIfference between IE and FF. Colors [closed]

I have a problem with my CSS code. Buttons look differently in IE7 and FF Here are my buttons: Here is my code: .list-common-wrapper .button-unfixed .button-unfixed-normal[disabled] ...
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How to design a color picker

...in photoshop, and like the one in photoshop I know how to make the gradients, but how do I make the colors precise? Like showing all colors in the hue bar or getting a perfect black-to-transparent ...
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Create a color shifting (chromatic aberration) effect using Illustrator

I've got three copies of a vector in pure Cyan Magenta and Yellow colors. I wish to overlap them so that they merge to give a chromatic aberration effect letting a blackish color where they merge.
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Color space term? (RGB / I values)

I found ascii document with 3d data. It was said: ascii text file of point cloud with RGB / I values Here you can see part of document: 0.805, 10.301, -1.860, 165, 66, 65, 66 0.806, 10.311, ...
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What effect do gradient fills have on the eye?

There are many baseline rules in web design (and design in general) around how the use of color, shape, line-quality, and font. These rules typically have some grounding in the way the brain perceives ...
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Except China, which country will use red for up, and green for down?

When I design some stock or investment related things, I found that China is different from country like US. In US, red color represent a negative trend, and green represent a positive one. In the ...
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What causes the Eyedropper to change all samples to white?

My Eyedropper has suddenly started changing all samples to white. No matter what area of an image I click it samples white, this is regardless of sample size or modifier keys. If I manually select a ...
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Getting an Accurate Colour Match in RGB

I'm designing a website at the moment. The client's corporate colour is PANTONE Black 2C (made up of 70% Black and 30% Yellow). Now, when printed it comes out very dark but with a hint of yellow. ...
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Theorical Colors ranges - Color Theory

I'm looking for specific ranges of colors here. I want the range (in Hexa or RGB) for warm colors and cool colors, active and passive colors for exemple: Warm color from #DD6421 to #FF0000 (random ...
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Change color of Pattern overlay

I wonder if its possible to change the color of a pattern overlay in Photoshop? I googled a lot but couldn't find anything useful. So I have a layer with pattern overlay, but I also want to use ...
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Create consistent greyscale icons from a set of third-party logos?

I have a bunch of third-party client logos in clashing colours. I would like to convert them to elegantly matching grayscale. What I'm after is a set of identical grayscale images of the kind seen ...
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pick color with alpha value

I need to know the color-values of a certain pixel in a PNG including the alpha value. But if I use pixelmator's color picker, the alpha value is not available. Where can I find that information?
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Compute the hue/saturation/lightness shift between 2 colors for paint.net

So, I have a color set up for links on my site. let's say that color is f80021. This is for a particular red theme on my site, complete with colored icons, backgrounds for buttons, etc. What I want ...
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Is there a freely available CMYK color chart that I can print on press and work with?

After reading the answers to my previous questions, How does a monitor display the CMYK color? Is it actually showing the true CMYK color? I'm very much convinced that I need to profile my monitor if ...
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How does a monitor display the CMYK color? Is it actually showing the true CMYK color?

Just few moments ago I asked a question regarding RGB to CMYK conversion. say, RGB (86,92,214) the color in my image. Then monitor uses same values for displaying (lightning LEDs, LCDs or CRTs). ...
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Graphic design/color compositions for waveform presentation

I have a dashboard of data, on which one of most important elements is a waveform of medical data (a real-time stream, in most cases it would be ECG waveform). I am looking for a way to present this ...
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Changing an all Black Icon to a Colored Icon

I recently bought an icon set of all black icons (http://glyphicons.com/). These icon's look really sharp, however I am interested in changing the color of some of them so something other than black ...
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Looking for suggestions for making type more readable with a drop shadow

I want to show a menu with indented items on top of a black background. I tried a lot of colors but can't find the right ones. I'm using css property text-shadow: text-shadow: 1px 1px #191919 , -1px ...
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Site / App color schemes

I have a Color scheme for an app lets say I'm using the colors from this swatch http://kuler.adobe.com/#themeID/1746892. I am about to create another app and I'd like all of the apps created by my ...
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Changing the background of the picture to white

I have a passport picture in which the background is light brown. I need to change that background to white. Is there anyway I can do that using Inkscape or any free tools? Here is the picture: ...
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What CMYK values should I use for rich black, and how should I handle tints/shades?

I'm working on a full color piece in Illustrator which has a few large black and grey areas. I'd like the black to be a rich black. I was thinking c30 m30 y30 k100. What is the best ways to match my ...
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Making a solid color more realistic/natural

I often come across elements of color which look very natural and realistic despite there being only one solid color (not in a pixel-exact way, but rather in the perceived sense). When I try to ...
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Why is black not a natural color?

I've had at least two art teachers tell me that black does not naturally occur in nature, so using pure black makes your designs look synthetic. I do not understand this. Aren't the following black ...
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How do I export a JPG with the same color profile as my Photoshop workspace?

I created a design for a webpage in Photoshop and got all the colors looking perfect. However, when I export it to a jpeg and view it outside of Photoshop the colors are completely different. If I ...
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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 paper should I use to create normal flyer bleeds from a laser printer?

I know it has to be a bit larger, but can I get quality laser print paper to go in a commodity printer? (I have a bizhub C360.) If so, what size should I get?
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How to select colours that match each other?

Looking at the colours in this logo, it is clear that the colours match each other. How do I find an orange and purple that match the same colour scheme? I suppose the colour in the 'R' is yellow? ...
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Blend mode “Add” in illustrator

Does illustrator have the equivalent of an "Add" blend mode? This would mean that (R=0, G=128, B=255) + (R=255, G=128, B=0) = white
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Photoshop CS5 - how to “normalize” colors in an image to reduce the noise?

New to photoshop so bear with me... I have a scanned image that, ideally, should be just three colors: red, black, and white. The original was a pen an ink drawing and the act of scanning added all ...