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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 ...
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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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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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How do I limit the number of colors in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying the limit the number of colors used in my Adobe Illustrator file. I’ve created 10 swatches with specific colors that I’d like to use. I want all the colors in my illustration to change to ...
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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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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 to import Illustrator swatch libraries into InDesign - Adobe Indesign Mac?

I have a very reach swatch library in adobe-illustrator like food colors and.... But in adobe-indesign I don't have many colors. Why? Can I import them to indesign?
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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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Material design: text color settings

I'm trying to follow Google material design guidelines. I use the same settings for text color but the text is hard to read because in the examples they have an almost white background. http://www....
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Is Red Or Blue is good choice for main color [closed]

My Client's logo contain 2 colors First one is blue (Text Color) and after text, there is red arrow, Now Problem is that He give me one ready made HTML theme (From One of online template selling ...
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What's the best way to maintain color customization in Photoshop files

I have just started designing print templates like brochures and business cards for graphic marketplaces. As different users has different color requirements for their brand the files must easy to ...
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How to determine a matching color code from a physical sample?

I need to make a restaurant menu design that matches restaurant wallpapers. For some reason my client cannot get color codes used in wallpaper, but he provided me with a sample. (see below) How can ...