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Replace layer color with Photoshop

I've got this image of one of our products (baby bottle nipple) and I need to change its color to Pantone 7596, which is RGB 92, 61, 49: In Photoshop CS5, I first use the Magic Wand Tool to select ...
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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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I need a chocolate brown, but got grey in the print

I need a rich chocolate but the last print run came out grey. Any ideas on how I can bump it back to brown? Values are 43C 72M 97Y 57K.
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Batch replace image color

I have plenty of images made up with the same color, just like those: Now what I want is to change their "main" color from "#3d507d" to "#7C0A0A". I tried to do that by changing the ...
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Copy color to existing swatch in Adobe Indesign

I have some 20 swatches and want to change color gamma. I perform this in Photoshop with Hue/Saturation tool. Then I put screenshot into Indesign. But I can only create new swatches with eyedropper ...
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Avoiding losing image quality (slightly blurred/fuzzy colours)

I'm currently trying to design myself a logo in photoshop however when I finally save it as a .png I notice that some of the colours are fuzzy or blurred in some way. I've had this problem before and ...
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Tips for using poor colours well

This is less of a question with a definitive answer and more of a request for some tips. I am hoping that some of you may had had this problem yourself and can offer some advice. I have been ...
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Should I calibrate my monitor? Any low cost way?

I'm using Apple cinema display model number A1316 27 inches. I think it is from 2010. I'm making User Interface for mobile app and we also plan to make some marketing collateral (some printed ...
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Indesign Ad Quality

I am new to InDesign and we have a contract employee that builds and creates most of our ads for us. When we lay them out on the page, the ads look fine, but when we get the newspaper back from the ...
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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 to get close to PMS 662 or PMS 296 in CMYK?

Basically I am trying to achieve Navy color or PMS 662 or PMS 296 with CMYK and having trouble. This will be used on Dye Sublimation print. Is there any recommendation on how I should do with CMYK. ...
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How to stop a brush from darkening the color of a previous stroke?

In the image above, I showcase the problem. I have some marker brushes that have a nice texture on them which shows the tooth of the paper. I'd like to get a more consistent look when I'm coloring ...
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Express meaning with color temperature

Many times I have seen an introduction to color theory in design, however most of them were focused in their chromatic nature. Recently I was thinking that color temperature, brightness, ...
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Making an image clean with 2 colors only in Photoshop

I'm trying to take an image that was designed in SolidWorks and exported as an AI file and make it two colors only. I'm using a manufacturing process using UV light so the areas I'm cutting away ...
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Illustrator VS Printer Color

When ever I print some of my creations from Illustrator - the red color is all wrong. My creation is in: #912327 R: 145 G:35 B:39 C: 18% M: 93% Y: 88% K: 16% My print is in: #c76b6f R: 199 ...
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Custom swatch guide color

I created a custom swatch color, I want to set this color as my Guide color. I tried Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid > custom but you can't select a swatch nor you can pick a color (with ...
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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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Why is the opposite of yellow on color wheels sometimes purple and sometimes blue?

Why do traditional color wheels have yellow opposite to violet (purple), whereas graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop have yellow opposite to blue? Yellow opposite violet (purple): Yellow ...
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Remove existing outline of text color on a GIMP 2.8.14 image

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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How do I simulate in Photoshop what a piece will look like when printed on non-white paper?

I'm designing a box in Photoshop that will be offset printed on unbleached paper. I haven't picked out a printer yet, so I don't know the exact kind of paper I'll be using and don't have access to it ...
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Illustrator CC 2014 colour picker displaying different RGB value for global & non-global swatches

I’ve tried to describe the issue using annotated screenshots below. I’m pretty sure it’s not related to colour profiles. If anyone else has had this problem and found a solution I’d be very grateful ...
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Illustrator Changes Colours?

I am designing a swing tag for a client. I have designed it in Illustrator, for print, in CMYK profile. One rectangle object in the design needs the fill colour to be a web safe blue #0099ff / C70 ...
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What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?

my question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK) : C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100% It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF ...
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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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Swatch Conflict

I am a very novice Illustrator user. I have recently been getting the following pop-up every time I go to copy text from one worksheet to another. This didn't use to happen: "The color swatch ...
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How to change the UI color of Photoshop CC [closed]

I recently updated to the 2015 Photoshop CC version. While using it, I realized that I was not particularly pleased with the UI color of the pop-ups/Dialogue boxes that appear(something like the Layer ...
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How does one generate a palette similar to the ones in Google's material design?

Google's material design specifications have sets of colour palettes: Starting with a base primary colour, which they designate as "500", they then have a range of incremental steps of shade, ...
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How do you extract a color from a gradient in Illustrator?

I want to grab one of the colors from a gradient, and turn it into a solid color swatch. Update Just to be precise, I want to get the color of one of the 'nodes' in the gradient. So if a a ...
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How do I change the colour of a shape in Photoshop after I've drawn it

For some reason it seems impossible to change the colour of a rectangle I've drawn in Photoshop after I've drawn it. I can change the colour of a new one that I want to draw but once it's drawn there ...
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Is there a term for saturation and brightness moving in opposite directions?

I've noticed that to generate slightly different "versions" of a color that look good together, either of the following two methods works well: Bump the saturation UP and brightness DOWN Bump the ...
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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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What is the process for creating a color palette like this?

So, this is a screen grab of Web site designed professionally. I'm particularly interested in understanding how the designer arrived at this palette. Arguably, the palette works, but I can't figure ...
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Indesign, Pantone+ are LAB colors?

I wonder if it is normal that Pantone+ are shown as LAB colors? (picture language is Dutch by the way) I never really pay attention until now.. I have also a preflight that complains for the LAB ...
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Difference betwen coated and uncoated formula guides for use on consumer products?

We are looking for colors to be used on portable air conditioners. What is the difference between coated an uncoated formula guide as we choose a color for our product.
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How can I select specific shades when using a color wheel to create a color palette?

I am using a color wheel to create a palette. If I use a color wheel pattern/system like triadic, analagous, complimentary etc this will generate a series of basic colors/hues. My question is: Once ...
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What's a color palette for blue, green, yellow, and red that is legible on both light and dark backgrounds?

I'm developing a program that has both a dark and a light theme. I change the background, but there are color-coordinated labels that I don't want to change the color of. At the moment I'm using the ...
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How do I fill my vector file with color?

First of all, I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I've been searching and trying for the past 2 hours without any luck. I'm only getting started with Illustrator, so forgive me if this is a ...
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Mac Book Air 10.10.3 strange artifacts on screen [migrated]

I have Mac Book Air 10.10.3 and on the screen there is strange behaviour when I moving/changing windows - see . Pink is solid (in Photoshop) but screen show me colors sometimes like on the photo. ...
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How to share Global Colors in Sketch App?

I am trying to share a very extensive color palette that I have created in "Global Colors" in a Sketch file. I need to share this with a coworker, but when I send the file to them and they open it on ...
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Color Mapping in Photoshop

I am making web templates and am looking for a quick way to change color schemes efficiently. I need to map different items to a certain color/swatch and change all of those items linked to that color ...
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Differences in color conversion (RGB to CMYK) / How to choose Corporate Color

I figured out that there are possibly more than one methods to convert RGB to CMYK. Using Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Mac) the color conversion is completely different as the conversion via Wolfram Alpha. ...
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How to change color of an image in Illustrator

When I open an image in Photoshop, I can easily change the color by double clicking on the layer and adding color overlay. How can I do the same in Illustrator? It doesn't need to be with Color ...
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What exactly are Google's '500' color swatches?

I've been reading up on Google's Material Design, and as I'm reading up on Style, they keep mentioning primary 500 colors (as well as any other number ranging from 50, which is almost white, to 900), ...
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Pantone- Achieving Color

I'm trying to create a brand identity guide for the small non-profit I work for. The color selected before I joined the organization was Pantone 3125U. I've read so much over the last few months in an ...
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How is color used in document design?

What kinds of problems are faced when designing documents that the use of color is often a solution to? What kinds of problems are faced when actually using color in documents? I'm trying to ...
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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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Colors in Photoshop CS6/CC look different than in browser?

One of my friends, a graphic designer told me recently that sometimes colors in Photshop look slightly different than the ones rendered in browser. I know it is possible when you save a file and then ...
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Remove transparency from semitransparent pixel

When drawn with the black brush with 50% of transparency, this color (when picked by color picker) recognized as gray color (128,128,128 rgb). How to remove transparency to get black color? What I ...
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10-bit monitor utilizing in Photoshop CC

I just bought awesome NEC PA272W monitor and would like to utilize 10bit/channel function in Photoshop. At first I struggled to pass gradient test. I checked videocard, drivers, display port ...
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How to simulate paint mixing?

Everybody who ever painted knows that blue and yellow make green. Yet on a computer (at least in the RGB model), blue and yellow make white. Yes, it's mixing paint vs adding light, but how do you ...