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Bridge guides provide "process color simulations of all solid PANTONE Color". In other words, the bridge guides are all printed in CMYK to match Pantone spot colors as close as possible. You see the CMYK color on the guide. Formula Guides are printed in the actual Pantone spot color. So you see the Pantone color on the guide. That's the difference. If ...


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Roughly 99% of people use monitors/mobile phones with 24 bit or 32 bit display. Dithering won't occur with these (it can still occur with 16 bit display, but it's uncommon and simply causes trivially small longer loading times). So this is mostly not an issue in terms of dithering. However, there are different reasons why the web safe colors are useful. ...


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You're going to need the Pantone colours for the things they print to get the match as close as possible. Once they give you these, you can use something like http://rgb.to to match Pantone colours to Hex colours you can use in Photoshop. Sometimes I literally run pallet prints, make sure you set your document up in CMYK and just test a colour in a few ...


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The Go button should be bigger and have the highest contrast of all since it's the primary one. The Clear button is okay because it's a secondary action and it should be neutral. For me the Switch button has too much presence both in size and constrast. I'd position it between the Origin-Destination dropdowns, where it make more sense "by itself". Here ...


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One solution is to visually separate your button by priority. You'd typically have primary button(s), secondary button(s) and sometimes tertiary button(s) and/or non-preferred action buttons. For Primary and Secondary, I usually suggest your preferred branding color (purely subjective) in two levels of contrast. High contrast for primary, slightly less ...


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Go into the Appearance panel and make sure you don't have any effects on that are augmenting your colour. This happened to me because I was actually applying a "Darken" effect.


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Only write in HSLA. It requires very little mental gymnastics to imagine or modify colours (vs hex or RGBA), is completely equivalent to hex or RGBA in the browser, has great browser support from IE9 onwards, and if you only use HSLA you never have to change the layout of your code when you want to introduce transparency; all you do is take the 1 down to a ...


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Duplicate the line art layer and color that. Live Paint objects have to be on the current layer.


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Doing a misregistration effect is not hard. Do a transparency flattener, then duplicate your artwork to 4 layers. Move each layer separately and kill the color channels on each layer. Then set the individual channels to multiply. A bit depending on art complexity this takes from few minutes to an half an hour to do by hand. Image 1: Simple ...


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Illustrator has no direct feature to alter channel data. Any intentional mis-registration has to manually be created. There are raster plug in for raster applications to auto-move channels and create a mis-registered appearance, but for vector, you have to do it yourself.


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What you are looking for is contrast In order to measure contrast there are a lot of ways, I personally use this website. It grades the contrast between colors, and I personally found that grade 5 and above is a pretty good contrast for type and its background


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I have not seing Pagemaker in 15 years. I have no idea if you have spot colors paletes there. Doing the PDF export ot Photoshop has no sense becouse you will end with a cmyk or rgb file. A little introduction If you print in at least 2 colors, you have a multicolor print. As simple as that. A verey specific multi-color printing is using the cyan, ...


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There's an art to it In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is — as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. // Josef Albers Color theory is where the physics of light and the psychology of color become much more than their scientific parts. Like choosing and setting type well, using color ...


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Open the scanned images in Photoshop Take a Curve Adjustment layer. In the curve dialog box, Click on the black point tool, and click on the image where you think it could be pure black. Similarly in the Curve dialog, take the white point tool and click on the possible white part of the image. Adjust the transparency of the Curve Adjustment layer to ...


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I have struggled with this topic throughout my career. I really admire designers who are gifted when it comes to color. I have a dribbble bucket devoted just to color palettes that I admire. Text Contast I use the WCAG color contrast checker to check text and background color contrast. I will only use combos that pass Level AA; this will soon be required ...


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I believe clients do not care about color unless they already have some prejudice against a particular color or color range. Due to this, showing a color break out too early doesn't spark any interest. I never refer to color breakouts until after I've shown mockups. I walk clients through a piece and specifically indicate why this color works well here ...


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I would love to comment on here instead of answer, since I feel that my reply is more useful to anyone like me who is starting in the design field. However, I am new, so I don't have the ability to comment yet. I'm sure that as a designer, you've heard of Color Theory, and have hopefully read Color Theory books like Itten's Elements of Color, or anything ...


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This is somewhat of a guess, but I believe it has something to do with this option: In the Menu: Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options There is a setting here to Align From. The small circles that you created may have this attribute set when they were created, and the Eye Dropper is grabbing it even though you don't want it to. I suggest selecting ...


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32 bit per channel is most likely a floating point image. Tough it could also be 32 bit integers but i have never seen such images. Both TIF, EXR and some proprietary film production formats can use 32 bit float per channel inside them. There are several reasons for using higher order bit depths. First of the image might not be a photograph. It might be ...


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The only time I use higher than 8 bits per pixel color (16/32) is when I want to do a gradient and I want to eliminate banding. For smooth grades, 16bpp has a lot of values to work with so you don't get a noticeable stepping pattern. When downsampling to 8bpp, the values are dithered and the result is usually smoother than possible with 8bpp. The downside ...


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It's important to realize that the term "32bit" can mean different things to different people. Context plays a large role. 32 bit color depth is an aspect of photography. Photographers use 16 or 32 bit color depth to store as much possible color data per channel as they can. Doing this allows photos to be adjusted and retouched with much more precision, ...


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32 bits per channel are used to store HDR image information, and it is considered a floating point number. I found the source: https://www.hdrsoft.com/resources/dri.html


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Consider mixing colors like a painter would on a palette, this allows you to do different graduation and sometimes mixing colors gets you new hues you didn't think of. This is a alternate approach that combines to the way @Matt/@cockypup suggests. The benefit of this approach is, that it is a bit more organic, thus allows for random surprises that can help ...


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This actually sounds like a question more about creativity and getting out of a comfort-zone than about technique but I will answer the technical side. How do you determine what colors work well for what objects? (i.e. "bright red on a canary yellow is too bright for good readability", etc.) This question is a little general, but to address your ...


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If it is not a Branding Color Scheme, I don't think the customer should know what colors you are using. but you can present the colors you use in an applicable way, not just dummy colors block beside the desig. what I mean If you are using a yellow for example, you should present the yellow in an applicable way, yellow in background banner, yellow in ...


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An interesting concept I first learned about on a male fashion advice page is to pick color combinations that occur in nature. For example, browns, light greens, and dark greens (forest); grays, light blues, and white (sky with clouds); etc. Obviously this isn't the be all and end all of color choice and combinations, but it might be a helpful thing to keep ...


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I have also been met with looks of bewilderment or incomprehension in the past, and to combat this I now include a style guide which elaborates either on the use of existing color standards or new ones along with the type fonts, etc., etc. I explain that one great way to keep customers is to keep the brand consistent across all media - thus the need for the ...


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Showing the color palette for a design to clients depends on what you are designing and the context surrounding it. If your design is the springboard for other collateral (like a website, store or office decor, or part of the branding) then it will matter to the clients. Then you present it as part of the branding style guide, because that context is ...


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I would suggest squid ink, unless that's actually a really dark purple or something. Many types of volcanic rocks are black. The darkness is the absence of (visible) light, so it's not technically a color, and it can't be exactly reproduced with a reflective pigment. However, there may be material that will not reflect light at all (i.e. be completely ...


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I'm sure pure black is the most abundant color in the universe. Just compare the little blue marble we live in versus empty space. Your teacher is "wrong" in that respect. Black is everywhere, in a shadow of the forest, in the pupils of your loved one's eyes, in the freshness of the night. On the other hand... who says that design should only be ...


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Color conversions within applications are entirely dependent upon your color preference and profiles. In other words, when you convert between RGB (HEX) and CMYK your settings determine the new numbers. Converting on my system will most likely never result in the same numbers on your system. If you want truly accurate color conversions you need to visually ...


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Color and numerical values have no direct mapping. That is the hex value has no specific meaning as a color. You still need something called a profile (and profile intent) to tell the computer what the color actually is. To convert hex to CMYK you first need to determine the color via the RGBspaces profile, and then convert it to CMYK using the CMYK spaces ...


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This might not answer your question completely, but as part of my workflow, I use this technique sometimes. When trying to pick a colour palette (at the very beginning of the creative process), I try to recall from my memory an image or painting that fits the "mood" or "content" of the project. Then I take that image and, using Photoshop, I apply a ...


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CMYK and HEX are two completely different color models. HEX (RGB) is additive and CMYK is subtractive. The colors will not be exactly the same. I would just go with whatever CMYK value it gives you, as long as it looks close.


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When I pick a color palette I narrow my selection to a max of 3-5 colors but I expand on those colors. For example, I usually run a script in Illustrator that will allow me to place each color in its own master palette and a variation of the color based from highlights and shadows I've used throughout the year help produce a HEX and RGB output in CSS. This ...


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I would judge by the company and its existence. If the company is a well established brand, like Coke Cola, Pepsi, Red Bull then an expectation of the brand's color scheme would be expected in your design and judged with a fine tooth comb. Also, depending on the company they may have a campaign they're trying to stick with that should be defined in the ...


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I don't know how gimp work, but talking about the concept. The two color seems to have the same average gray so when you convert it to grayscale it doesn't make any difference. all you need to do is some color equalizing before conversion. try to work on the colored version first, by equalizing the color and raise the blue a little this will ensure raising ...


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Process black and Rich black are both similar if not the same. The black is created with a mixture of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. In 4 color printing it makes sure the back is saturated. Pantone black is a spot color or a specific ink. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_black


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You can achieve a similar look in Illustrator. After creating objects (with pen tool or shapes), go to Effects > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Just make sure there is no blur and play with the settings. There are tutorials about 8bit design online. If you want to copy your example, you would just need to rotate the objects (15 degrees).


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After more searching, I found a program that can accomplish this effect very easily. As stated in one of the comments, a search in Google that leads to similar images is: 8-bit isometric voxels http://hexraystudios.com/hexels/



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