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Any single colour can be worked into a working colour setting, even for a website. So, yes, they are right in stating that using their blue is good for brand recognition. A good idea might be to take the original #2DCCD3 and create less bright, saturated versions of it to use next to the base colour. You can create these shades using the HSB colour model. ...


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Yes, you can have a 2 colors logo with red, black and white. If you speak of standard printing (paper, stock), white is the absence of color. If you were asked for a 2 colors logo, it's probably to be able to print it in 2 colors Pantone (savings on inks) and because the person doesn't want a rainbow of colors for his/her logo. But if you're creating a ...


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Yes the human color vision is based on 3 color sensors. If we simplify things to bare basics then it goes like this: RGB colors Our brain then processes this information and simply shows a mixture of red and green as yellow. Likewise red and blue as magenta*. Ok so that explains the RGB colors. The CMY colors Or what is usually taught out as Red, Blue ...


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Vincent's answer is right on the money. I would also advise you take a look at a lot of the trends in web design lately, specifically regarding the subtle use of vibrant color, and take some cues from them. Even better, you could use this SE page as a reference. Note the way the bright red and teal are used at the top of this page. They define the tone and ...


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Let's talk about it with examples. So, here we have logo, that have red, black and white in it. This is three color logo. And here is the same logo made in two colors. Let's say, we want to put three-color version on blue background. We don't have blue in our logo, so we can't compensate some color with background and we will need to make three color ...


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To undo the 50% white overlay, you want a color transformation that: maps 50% gray to black, and keeps pure white unchanged. Among the GIMP layer modes, the Burn mode turns out to do what you want, if the color of the Burn layer is 50% gray (#777777): "Burn mode inverts the pixel value of the lower layer, multiplies it by 256, divides that by one ...


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Generally when people talk about how many colors in a logo it originates from print design, and they were referring to which colors they'd have to mix to print the design. It's helpful to consider this when thinking about how many colors in a logo, generally instead of using white ink they'd knock it out to reveal the background color, you don't have to ...


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You can use a levels adjustment layer. I did this in Photoshop but the same technique can be used in other programs. On the left I applied a 50% opacity white layer to show the effect. On the right I had the 50% effected text layer and then applied a levels adjustment layer. Note: I moved the white part of the levels slider so the white background would ...


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It depends on whether or not white will be printed as ink or not. On white paper? 2 color logo. Screenprinted on a green shirt? 3 color logo.


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It is said that Red, Blue & Yellow are the 3 primary colours Yes it is said but it is wrong. The Red Blue Yellow is an unacurate historical model. The 3 primary light colors are Red Blue and Green. When you use a paper or a canvas you can not emit light, so you use the complementary color model that is the subtractive model, so the secondary ...


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Let's see... given your premises: fibersensing.com is a good site to draw inspiration from; client requirements are optional; teal is very bad indeed; white on a pink-to-orange fade is good; mouseovers the same color as the background are good; consistency ("looks like all of the others that use blue") is bad; looking "commercial" is bad. ...any answer ...


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I agree with the other posters. If the company color makes your eyes hurt, just use it sparingly and emphasize other elements. Also, compare your company's site with others in the same line of work and ask yourself what is working for the competition that could be done better by you and your company?


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IMHO you would have to convert the document in photoshop to Grayscale. Using the Curves palette, adjust the color until you get a solid black and fill the unwanted dots with a small hard paint brush. Then you add a new layer and fill with the correct blue color. Choose "difference" for that layer on the layers palette. Flatten image. Add another layer, fill ...


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Red, Blue, and Yellow are used for pigment when you print or mix colours. Actually, technically, we use CMYK, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, but that's besides the point. Light itself is actually made up from Red, Green, and Blue. Since you're using a computer the screen uses, essentially, red, green, and blue lights to form the colours you see. Hope ...


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I would higly recommend not to use any 'auto' corrections. Do them manually, so you have more control over the situation. As for the decreased in sharpness, I suggest you copy the actual image to a new layer [mode: overlay] and use a High Pass filter with a low radius. This will increase the sharpness. Hope that helps.


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Two issues are potentially your obstacles: Is your display monitor calibrated and profiled? If not, you are not even fishing in murky water, you are trying to fish in the desert. What you see on your monitor may be incorrect which will be different from the print MS Word is not a color managed software as far as I know. If this is a one-time deal, you may ...


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What file format are you using? MS Office products prefer PNG files over all others, even if they aren't using a transparent background. Try saving out as PNG, if you aren't already. I actually think Adobe 1998 is a more widely-used standard for non-Mac, and non-design workflows. It's become much less of an issue over the years, but clearly you're still ...


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You need to use the Fill and Stroke window. This gives you more control over assign color to a stroke (the "outline" of an object), the fill (the inside of it), and what the stroke looks like (thickness, dashed vs solid, etc) Select the object that you want to assign a color to. Click Object > Fill and Stroke Ctrl+Shift+F On the Fill tab, change the ...


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Just to complete Andrew's answer: You can use the levels but if you don't want to adjust manually there's a very simple way to do it. My screenshots are with Photoshop but I see you have the same tools with Gimp. You simply select the black color picker on your Levels panel and go click on the darkest part of your picture. You should get something ...


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For print production, white never counts as a "color". White is the stock the piece is printed on. A 1 color logo is black... it prints black. White doesn't print. So yes, a 2-color logo could be red and black. The exceptions to this are silk screening and gravure printing. With those production methods white may indeed need to be printed. But generally ...


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Keep thing simple Your doing bulk processing dont over do it. Get it to a acceptable level not perfect. Decide basic adjustment that fits most images i suggest levels. Then move important but hard cases to a will investigate further pile. Dont spend time thinking a strategy for every picture. Raw math states that if you spend a minute on each picture then ...


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I love this question. Although it sounded wierd at first. Gradients This first part I learned it prior to the digital age, mixing actual paint. If you make a gradient straight from your base color to white you can sometimes have an undesirebled hue. For example Red to white pass trhu a pink color. (Orange arrows) You need to slightly turn the color to a ...


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Perhaps the best way to simply improve a digital image is via the "Unsharp Mask" feature under " Filters < Unsharp Mask... " ... This is a trick taught to me by a long-time ad agency creative director... you have to mess around a bit with the three settings to see the best outcome, but that is generally an easy process, especially if you keep "preview" ...


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No, color palettes cannot be copyrighted in general terms. But there are some specific situations where this isn't the case: One can copyright the arrangement of specific colors in a particular configuration (meaning the exact or near-exact positioning and arrangement of the colors), such as ColourLovers' copyright system for their palettes. This is ...


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Posting my 'findings' if someone else googles their way here. http://stackoverflow.com/a/2175811 In Photoshop's Info panel, you can choose 'Opacity' as a readout mode, though it will show up as a percentage and not as a real alpha value. To enable it, simply open the Info window, choose Panel Options and then set the Second Color Readout mode ...


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The thing with the black and gray walls is more related to verifying printed proofs or for example, calibrating a picture with its version on screen. Yes your yellow walls will affect how you see colors and corrupt your interpretation of them. But you need to keep in mind that if you're not using any proofing system and you plan to approve the proofs at the ...


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Those automatic adjustments pale in comparison to the ones available in the Camera RAW Filter. Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter and select the auto adjustments in the first 2 drop down lists in the options that open. They should achieve better results than the ones you've used. You'll also find many manual adjustment tools for images there. It's my ...


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Basicly they are using an aplication that does not read right a cmyk file (or you did not embed it). The visualization is not a problem, the problem could be that that program does not recognize embeded profiles. Anyway, make a sample print and make decisions based on that. Or use an RGB file, but still, you need to make a test. If the project is ...


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The simple answer: When mixing pigments, you are using the subtractive color model. Blue, Red and Yellow are the primary colors in that color space. When mixing light, you are using the additive color model. Red, Green and Yellow are the primary colors in that color space. The accuracy of the "Blue, Red and Yellow" primary colors in the subtractive ...


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First, open up the tool settings and the colors menu if you haven't already. Second, go to selection tools --> fuzzy select. Set the threshold to about 42. Hold shift and select all of the white portions of your picture. Third, click "select --> invert". Fourth, "Paint tools --> "Paintbrush", select the color you want for the background, set the opacity to ...



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