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Get your (or borrow a) Pantone swatch book and hold it up next to the wallpaper until you find a close match.


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On paper, they'd be high-contrast duotones. Or, possibly monotones printed on colored paper with opaque inks (such as via screen printing). Possible other ways to describe the effect would include: photocopy (tends to be high contrast, one color) halftone (not really a style shown here on screen at this size, but part of the aesthetic ala newspapers) ...


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Since this is tagged as web-design: Although your purpose for these calendar images is not clear, in order to create this in the most dynamic way, I'd recommend using HTML's little know <time> element (which is supported back to IE9) and CSS as opposed to creating a bunch of variation images because it's much easier to update. Here's a basic ...


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A color or a set of colors can be trademarked under some legal systems, as long as it's "used to perform the trademark function of uniquely identifying the commercial origin of products or services", to quote Wikipedia. For instance the characteristic purple shade of Milka chocolate packages is trademarked in Europe. Even if not trademarked, it can be ...


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Make a greyscale image, save as either a JPG or TIFF (doesn't work with EPSs) and import into InDesign. Colour the box as usual, and use the direct selection arrow to colour the image.


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I've been wondering that myself. First, "500" doesn't seem to indicate how many colors there are, but the weird numbering system they use. 500 is the base, 400 is lighter than the base, 600 is darker. That's pretty similar to how font-weights are numbered (info) so maybe that has something to do with it. I've found that some of the numbers less than 500 ...


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The google palettes are monochromatic. Which keeps the same RGB ratio shifting the Lightness and saturation up or down. To do this you have to convert the RGB value to HSL representation (Hue, Saturation, Lightness), alter the lightness and saturation then convert back if need be. It is possible to keep it in the RGB space while calculating, but the math is ...


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Since the tiles are shaped in such an irregular way, you can create each them using SVG in Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator and attach a click event to change the selected color. Once you export it from Illustrator or Inkscape it turns into XML which is DOM based, so you can selecte each part using CSS and JavaScript. You can then do the same thing for the ...


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The subject is a bit challenging*. The short answer is: You look up the image profile, which contains the mapping to what it should look like in a known reference space. However this look-up tells you what its intended to look like, not what it originally was. So if you want to measure the values you need to have an untainted source. Basically that ...


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You'd be best off with using a Gradient Map. Using the eyedropper (I), sample a bright and a dark red and add them to your swatches. Adding white is a good idea, as well. Open your Layers palette (Window > Layers or F7) and click the black & white disc icon on the bottom: Add New Adjustment Layer. Choose Gradient Map and see a palette appear in which ...


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Presumably the colours have to be light enough for black text/copy to be overlaid and still be readable? Use lighter colours, or tints that are still strong (not less than 75%) that black will be readable on: Yellow, cyan, lime green, lilac. Red and purple are traditionally too strong for black, and orange will always be a matter of compromise. And remember, ...


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Neighbouring fields always influence the perception of colors. Not only the white cells but also the colored cells look differently when isolated. This is unavoidable because of the way the cones in the retina work. The only way to weaken this effect is to give the white cells a distinct color or grey as you suggested.


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I don't know if it's still needed, but I made this little CSS3/AngularJS tool for a project to generate Material Colors palettes. It's far from finished, but you can however enter your 500 hex color and use an external tool like colorzilla to get the color values from there. Also the lighter ones are exactly the ones google used, but the darker ones are off ...


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Summing up the information on the comments, the problem you are having is that your background doesn't allow for much contrast, because it's neither too dark nor too light. Contrast is the difference in visual properties that makes an object (or its representation in an image) distinguishable from other objects and the background. (Source) ...


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The concept of Trade Dress likely applies here. In the US, you can protect a set of colors as part of trade dress. If you use a particular set of colors that someone else is using, you could be accused of interfering with their trade dress if there is some belief your intent is to confuse the consumer. The intent is to prohibit less-than-ethical company B ...


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In Photoshop: Create a new document Create a shape Go to FX Gradient Overlay Click the the current gradient Create a new gradient Add color to the gradient path and you might want to use the color picker to find the colors Change the style to linear Play around with the colors:


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Photoshop has swatches, but they don't work in the same way that they do in Illustrator or InDesign. If you adjust the color of a swatch in Ai or Id, any objects that use that swatch will also change color. That's because the internal object models used by these programs recognize objects with properties, and one of those properties is color, either randomly ...


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There's also a number of apps available. I've never tried any to know how well or not they work. Swatchmate Cube was funded from Kickstarter in 2013. I've seen one that's a very high end looking sphere but can't relocate it right now. Pantone puts out their own color capture as well, it's quite pricey though. Pantone CAPSURE. Adobe came out with an app ...


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I, personally, like to use an app called ColorSchemer on the Mac. However, I'm sure other color tools may be similar in nature. (I believe ColorSchemer is not available for Windows.) So, start with your desired wheel and pick the base color. (In this case a split-complimentary wheel with a random orange as the base color.) The app provides the other two ...


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Okay - of course 5 minutes after asking the question (and banging my head against the wall before), I've finally discovered the solution (of course simple and straight-forward!) - so I am posting the answer in case anybody else (i.e. someone new to Illustrator) runs into this. I had the colour group limited (see red arrow) to 'Document Swatches' - once I ...


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That's the sort of thing you can do with PS Gradient Map adjustment layers (#ff6438 and #2d3560 on the left, #513750 and #92dfd3 on the right).


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Perhaps you've already found this resource, but Google has put together an incredibly handy guide to help developers and designers sync up with the new Material vibe. The whole guide can be found here - http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html# Specifically, this page makes all their favorite colors available for download - ...


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You can use the color picker button in GIMP's foreground and background color dialog or dockable for that. It works like this: you click the button you click anywhere on your screen the color is set You will encounter one issue, however: On 32 bit Windows platforms, the only color you'll be able to pick this way is black - this is a problem in the ...


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Maybe try inverting your colors. If the Nav bar is dark it could recede in the viewers eye and let the photos take center stage.


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ColorBrewer2.org has a terrific color picker that allows you to describe what you need and then it comes up with the colors specified for you. It's a little annoying in that it's not willing to give you imperfect answers (i.e., color combos that will work for the great majority of folks). But otherwise it's great.


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Out-of-the-box solution: try and fill the shapes with a (line) pattern in their respective colours, preferably one that's less than 50% in 'cover'. You might even be able to make some nice interactions on the parts where the shapes overlap, depending on the pattern(s) you choose! Check the panel options in Illustrator's Swatches palette and find some ...


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Thats's because you export it in CMYK and you paste/import it in RGB. Keep in mind that both programs (illustrator and photoshop) has to be set with the same color mode. So, go to your file in illustrator and click on "File" > "Document color mode" > "RGB Color" Now fill your illustrator file with your color #ff5522. Paste it on photoshop or just save it, ...


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A quick and dirty way in photoshop would be to open the image in photoshop, go to image/adjustments/hue&saturation, select colorize and then tune the Hue and Saturation sliders. Because you are using a png, you might have to clip out the parts you do not want to be effected and leave those parts a layer above the copy of the image with the parts you need ...



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