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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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How to make blue color transparent on the heatmap in inkscape

I would like to remove the blue color and make it transparent, sort of removing the background. Any suggestions ? Help...
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Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document

I need to export a Photoshop swatch file to a human-readable document with RGB, HSB, HEX values and the name of the swatch. Is there any tool which can export swatches to this kind of a document?
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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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Colours in Illustrator CC are not the same as in other software

I've got a problem with Adobe Illustrator CC. The fact is that I create a design just with black and red colour (#EC0000). But then, when I save this document in PDF or when I export it to JPEG, and ...
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Photoshop Gradient Editor Is Missing Key Settings…Can No Longer Pick Gradient Type, Presets & Smoothness, Etc.

First, thank you for taking the time to look at this. My gradient editor is missing key settings including: stops, presets, gradient type, name and smoothness settings. It used to work just fine ...
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How to count colors in an image or series of images?

Perhaps this question is too technical for this subsite, if so, please relocate it to a better spot. I'm doing some research on colors where I need to figure out how common colors are. The end result ...
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How can I change the color of a dashed line in Illustrator?

I have a white line. When I switch from basic to dashed line 1.1, the line turns gray. Paintbucketing the line just makes it a basic line again. Based on all the settings I'm aware of, the line should ...
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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this: Source I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then ...
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Using gray font, is it OK? [on hold]

I am writing a math draft in PDF format. Is it OK to use gray font for the parts of math proofs I remove but retain? If somebody print my PDF, will gray fonts work well with all modern printers? ...
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Why does my compressed JPG have different colors from the original file?

I have no idea at all, first of all, of image internal composition and color modes. That said, I have a very strange problem. These are the pictures: Well, the ORIGINAL is more colorful in ...
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How to predict new overlapping color in Adobe Illustrator?

The following image has three circles of RGB Red, Blue and Green on a White Background. Each one has 50% opacity. The stacking order is green, blue and red. The overlapping areas have tints of dark ...
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Is there a quick way to make multiple Illustrator swatches global?

Global swatches are my friends. Being able to open a swatch in Illustrator, change its colour values and have my art change along is invaluable. I know I can change a swatch to global by opening the ...
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What is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'?

In Adobe Illustrator, in the 'Recolor Artwork' dialog box, what is the difference between 'Scale Tints' and 'Tints and Shades'? As far as I understand, a tint of a color is white added to it and a ...
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How to show the colours of an image as percentage

Please can you advise me how to show the colours of an image as a percentage using PaintShop Pro 9?
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Adding color signatures to a PDF

I am using the OSX Acrobat Reader fill & sign feature to add a scanned signature for a document (actual signature removed from the example below): The signature is blue, but it appears in black ...
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Colour of colour swatch changes in InDesign Document

I have a problem with InDesign (I am using the latest version of the program). I created an RGB Colour swatch in a light green colour tone (RGB 197 232 108) If I am using it in my InDesign Document, ...
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How to manipulate photo color to use blue only/ red only color in photohop? [duplicate]

Long story short, i have running out of black inks.. so how do i turn my colored design into one color? Like to use darker blue for black, etc etc.
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Which printer is used for printing on plastic tokens

Which printer do i use for printing on plastic tokens with color and text and good looking designs? For example check out b-token's site i want to print tokens like that and am willing to buy that ...
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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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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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re-color a whole design to test different pallete in photoshop

I created a dashboard design for one of my clients and we would like to test different color options. most of the elements are smart objects. needless to say there are many layers, organized in ...
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What is the difference between 32 Bit Float and 32 Bit fixed pixel types?

I am using a real time graphics program that offers the following "pixel formats". I understand many of them but one thing I do not understand is the difference between float and fixed. Why would ...
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Make image partially transparent in gimp

I want my image to have 60% transparency. How can I do this in gimp?
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Photoshop: Universal Layer Colour Value

I can imagine there might be a tutorial on this network relating to this question, though I am struggling to find an answer / find the right words to describe what I am trying to do. In Photoshop, I ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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Which Catalog I will buy Pantone Solid or Color Bridge?

What is the difference PANTONE 340 U and PANTONE 340 UP? Is the UP color CMYK process printed color or not? Because they are really different. I want to buy pantone catalog today and I don't know ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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Create a custom font with multi colours [closed]

I'm looking to crate a custom font. The font has 2 colours - a coloured fill and a different coloured hard edge shadow. Is this possible and how?
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How to setup a Large design in Photoshop [duplicate]

I've created a 8'x10' backdrop in Photoshop and would like to verify that how I've set it up will have great print quality. It's 300 resolution and 3000 x 2400 pixels. Thanks
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Can't set CMYK “K” to “0”

I've been asked to create a vector illustration where "K" must equal 0. I keep going to the shape fill, set it as 0 and all looks fine. But when I click back on the shape, the K value still shows up ...
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Gimp Image compression changes color

When I compress images in Gimp the photos seem to become noticeably more vibrant. Is there a way to fix this so that the color scheme remains close to the same? Ive uploaded the before and after ...
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Coreldraw X7- how to fill an object with black color [closed]

I have a image of a church that is outlined, I need to fill the church in with black to burn to a screen, how do I fill the church with the color black in Coreldraw X7?
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Adobe Illustrator cs4 Live Trace an image (jpg, png) and mode color image disappears

Open file in Illustrator Select > Live Trace if Mode = black and white everything works if Mode = colour image disappears, cannot see. Object gone. All suggestions welcome. It is not file ...
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High res Laser Printer for home use

Im looking for a 2400 x 2400 DPI Color Laser Printer, I can't seem to find anything cheaper than the Xerox D560, but I want to use it at home... Is there anything like that? Thanks in advance! Edit: ...
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How to make right color compression for internet images? [closed]

How to make right color/image compression for internet images? I adjust images in the Adobe Lightroom, then I export them to the Adobe Photoshop (there are already some changes - pictures looks more ...
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What is the term for color overlay effect? [closed]

Is there a specific term for this type of color/light effect overlay? If so, what is it? a user suggest 'gradient mesh' However I am not quiet sure with this as it does not come up in Google ...
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Get the closest swatch from an PNG color set

So I have a set of PNG colors provided to me. But as agreed to our design guidelines, we shall use the Material colors provided by Google. So if example that there exists a "lime" color from the PNG ...
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Inkscape - Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Just like the title says, does anyone know of a way to PERMANENTLY change the default document background color in Inkscape? I know you can do it on a by-document basis in the "Document Properties" ...
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Displaying status circles

I am currently working on webproject and responsible for the design. I have a list , where I shall display the trackingstatus of each list-item. For each step I have 4 possible outcomes. I wanted to ...
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Best way to design markers based on their 'hot' parameter

I'm creating a google map, with some custom markers on it. Each marker has a "hotness" parameter, and I would like to design those markers depending on this parameter. But I can't figure the best way ...
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How to create an eye-catchy and easy to use form?

I have the following form (to the right), and my intent is that its: Eye catchy Simple to use We are not a professional designer, hence I feel there's something wrong it, but I am not exactly ...
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Recolor an element after applying an effect in Illustrator

I want to change the colors (kind of recolor) of an element A on which I apply an effect E(x), such that the new colors will be based on the colors of the element after the effect B=E(A). Does anyone ...
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Migrating color swatches from PS to AI

is there a way to move my color swatches I gathered while working in Photoshop to Illustrator (both versions are CC)?
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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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Tool to compare designs

I am looking for a tool (not Software / Programm) to compare corporate designs consisting of colors, fonts, logo and lines etc. I have something in mind like a onepager / card / palette with a ...
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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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Who first discovered CMYK?

It has been used for colour printing for many, many years, but who (and when) first discovered that a bright pink colour (magenta), a light blue (cyan), yellow and black can be mixed to create almost ...
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How to colour a mathematical expression to communicate the relative importance of its terms?

In a presentation, I have a mathematical expression, say A+B+C, where: A is the main term, both in magnitude and importance; B is a correction term, much smaller than A, but important nonetheless; ...