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also be sure to select the Rectangle-Tool to bring up the ribbon-menu on top of your screen so as to change not only color but also stroke-color and width or no-stroke... This can be confusing because the shape-related menu-ribbon disappears once any other tool than the shape-drawing tool is selected.


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Just in case you don't delete this and so that others may see, you double click on the layer thumbnail in the layers palette to open the color picker. To delete your question, look at the bottom, where you see options like Share, Edit, Delete, Flag.


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Any variation in brightness/saturation of colors will be distinguishable in greyscale. I.E. a bright red and a darker green. Or a dark red/burgundy and a bright green. But really the best red green in greyscale is this one....


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Much like the others have stated, the default color mode for AI is CMYK. Unless you tell it otherwise, your image will be exported in CMYK (not sure why you wouldn't want to color manage it), so you need to change your color mode to RGB via the File menu (as pictured below) then color your artwork accordingly.


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This is done pretty easily with ImageMagick's primitive draw command. The following command should output a 100px x 100px red image. convert -size 100x100 xc:white -fill "rgb(255,0,0)" \ -draw "rectangle 0,0 100,100" FF0000.jpg Use whatever command line scripting you're familiar with to automate this and loop it over all 16.7 million possible RGB ...


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If you absolutely MUST only use a single layer, AND your shapes are spaced out, you could use a gradient fill on the shape layer. With a bit of tinkering you should be able to achieve 1 layer and multiple colours. However Photoshop is not designed to work this way. If you don't know how to separate shapes into new layers it's easy: just select your shape ...


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If by "shapes" you mean vector layers or shape layers, then no. It is not possible to have multiple colors on a single vector or shape layer. Any method to change colors will require at least one additional layer per color needed. That can be a separate layer for each shape, or a separate layer filled with color and masked - but it always takes additional ...


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You want to first clean up the non-vector image. This can be done by indexing it in your favourite raster editing program (PS,GIMP,etc..) in Image>Mode>Indexed or something along the lines of that, then selecting the appropriate amount of colors you want and afterwards cleaning up the image manually. Afterwards the conversion will be much cleaner when ...


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I came up with a nice method for cleaning up pictures like this, and it works even when the background or lighting is uneven (that is, far worse cases than the example in this question) and it retains the colour. My instructions are based on the Gimp, but it would be very similar in other programs like Photoshop. Firstly, make a duplicate of the layer: ...


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Ramp the contrast up with curves. Instructions: Select your image and press Ctrl-M. This will bring up the curves dialog. Move the top point left and the bottom point right until your image becomes black and white. (that rhymes!)


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First you'll want to desaturate the image (CMD+SHIFT+U), this removes any color and makes it easier to achieve pure white. With your file open, choose Image->Adjustments->Levels. You'll get this: Now bring the two outer triangles in like this (you'll need to play around with this until you get something you like): You should end up with this!


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Yes, black counts as a color. However, you can use 100%k if you'd like. I've never called out a specific Pantone Black unless there was a reason I wanted that Pantone black. As @JohnB points out, Pantone makes a number of blacks, if you aren't looking for one of those (tinted) blacks, then using 100K is just fine.


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It really depends on who is doing the printing. Many mom and pop print houses don't have the capability to run process colors, so they will often farm out process work. They mark up that cost and pass it back to you. This can make process color jobs more expensive for those types of print houses. (Note: Some places like Kinkos do this as well) However, if ...


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Although the best answer would be 'check some printers', I'd say, yes, usually 4 spot colour printing is more expensive. At least for regular offset printing. A typical printer will have their presses loaded with cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink, for this is the process that is the most commonly chosen. Changing the type of ink loaded into a press takes ...


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Yes, Black belongs to the set of 14 Pantone Basic colors from which all other PMS colors are mixed: If you're using Illustrator, you can find it as a swatch in the PMS color book swatch library Or in the Color Libraries in Photoshop: There are other "Blacks" available (Black 2, Black 3, Black 4, Black 5, Black 6, Black 7) but they are all tinted ...


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Choosing a starting colour is not easy, and many designers will tell you this is entirely gut feeling. I partly disagree. For your first-choice I suggest the strongest, brightest one. The one you will use the least. You should not really start with picking a colour, you should start asking these questions: The boring part is that you have to decide what ...


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Choosing colours is a bit of a 'trick of the trade'. Arguably, it's taste, but it's also paired with a knowledge of colour theory and inspiration. Some designers can be identified by their choice of colour or colour scheme. I know my designs regularly include oranges and browns, even if there's other colours to start with. That's just a part of my style. As ...


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How to select base color ? It depends mostly on situation and opinion. If you are making a design for a particular brand, you may consider the logo colors to be the base color. In some cases there are predefined branding, that you must follow. There is no particular color to be considered as base color. It is a color that you must use or you love most. ...


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Color Separation This is the process of taking the artwork and (for the lack of a better term) separating the colors to facilitate the creation of the individual printing plates. To show by example, here's a 3 color job: Your printer probably won't expect you to create the plates with the trim and registration marks†, but you can certainly help them out ...


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My answer applies to silkscreen printing only so make sure that's the kind of printing you are dealing with before using this information and also double check the specifics with your printer, better safe than sorry! What does it mean to colour separate the artwork in T-Shirt printing? Like in many printing methods, silkscreen printing prints one color at ...


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What does it mean to colour separate the artwork in T-Shirt printing? To color separate the artwork means the printer will typically isolate CMYK or the pantone colors for one plate/screen. This typically depends on the design and the printer. If you're printing a shirt with a DTG printer than separation is typically not needed unless printing on a ...


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It has more to do with what's in vogue at the moment. A few years ago, all apps hard dark UI with much more gloss. It's really up to you or your client.


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Here's how to do it in Photoshop: 1. Select the Magic Wand tool. Depending on the quality of the image, you may have to play around with the tolerance (can be found along the top of the window) to have the wand select the color you want. 0 tolerance means that the wand will select only that specific color with no wiggle room for other shades. 30 will ...


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As a graphic designer in a very similar position, I would recommend that if you do not have the products available to colour correct, then leave the source images as they are. I have to deal with many manufacturers' product images and although I would like to have them all uniform and tidied up to my satisfaction, I have to accept there will be differences ...


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There is no way of measuring artist's color temperature as it is entirely relative. What colors are "warm" and "cool" depend entirely upon which colors they are juxtaposed against. In fact, many famous artists are known for their mastery of unexpected color combinations; Mark Rothko and Vincent van Gogh are two off the top of my head. You can see this in ...


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If the image has solid colors, AI's Image Trace function might be able to trace the image. Then you could put the colors to a color swatch, then swap the colors.


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Photoshop is the proper tool to use when editing raster graphics - png, jpg, gif, tiff, (some) eps, (some) pdf, bmp, etc. Illustrator is for vector graphics - (some) eps, ai, (some) pdf, svg, etc. You should be using Photoshop for a PNG file.


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There isn't a formula, but there are some well-tested design guidelines. Two colors that have similar (greyscale) tonal values will not have sufficient contrast to be easily read. Colors which are opposite one another on the color wheel (complementary colors such as red and green, to take your example) tend to "glare" when placed in immediate proximity, so ...


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Color books have CIE Lab numbers with each swatch that give the device-independent color specification for that swatch. "Device independent" means just that: regardless of the medium or substrate, a 100% opaque sample will have that exact perceived color under standard lighting. There is only one way to assure totally consistent color, though, and that is ...


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I would encourage you to continue on your current path. Without a doubt, the visually lighter interfaces are more popular - but there is no danger in simply using a darker color scheme. The dangers come from specific implementation decisions. Some other dark mobile apps for iOS include: Resy most National Geographic apps Moves Slingshot Elevate Expedia ...


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This blog post written by User Interface Designer at DMC Inc provides a downloadable pdf with colors and their code numbers. It also provides suggestions for readable color palettes. http://www.dmcinfo.com/latest-thinking/blog/id/8840/simplifying-ui-and-ux-design-with-color-cheat-sheet


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You can use Adobe Illustrator and it's Blend feature for this. I don't know if you have Illustrator available, but I do this all the time for color transitions. Finally choose Object > Expand Appearance and you'll have 10 objects ranging in color from green to red. Simply sample those colors or add them to the Swatch Panel and save as .ase for other ...


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Did you come across this site in your Googling: http://www.colorhexa.com? It has the ability to generate gradients between two colours, but it generates them in 12 steps rather than 10. If you fiddle around with your colours, you might be able to get the colours right. I also found this website: http://www.perbang.dk/rgbgradient/, which has less features ...


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This is a complete stab in the dark, but here is what I would try: The HSL values are 200/100/35 and 0/100/76, so rotate the value of each H value by 200° and add 41% to each L value (clipped at 100). More information from thebodzio's comment: I think what you really have in mind is “mapping”. In that regard it's like any other mapping between two ...


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I think, there are multiple duplicated and rotated shapes which were colored by SOLID (and NOT gradient) color independently: You can see that every basic shape (highlighted on my illustration) has its own color which is solid and not gradient: I suppose that basic shape was rotated after mathematical calculations to match 360 degrees. The spectrum ...


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Can I use any type of ink, even super expensive ones to fill an ink cartridge? That would depend on the printer and what ink is allowed. Most inks are designed to only run on certain types of machines and that is why you see so many. You will probably run into issues. Using a typical inkjet printer, I don't see any way you won't be clogging the ...


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design however you want then when you save the file as a pdf you select the output which you will then select destination for printing and choose grey scale. end of the issue and you still have your color version for printing in other formats.


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Select the art and choose Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork and play to your heart's content. To hide the selection edges, simply choose View > Hide Edges. However, if you use Recolor Artwork the edges automatically get hidden when that dialog is open.


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You'll want to use a global swatch. Select your object Drag its fill colour from the toolbar into the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches) Double-click the swatch Check the Global checkmark Check the Preview checkmark Choose your Color Mode of choice Color pick away. For the bonus points, to hide your selection lines, hit Control/Option+H or choose View ...


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As Mr. E. suggests, it's not quite the colours that are the problem here--it's the fact that you rendered them as borders. Rendering them as a background colour is way better, just like on the selection. It's rather impossible to recommend actual colours without knowing what the rest of your app design looks like, but there's a couple you should not use: ...


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How do I know how dark a color will print in black and white? I've recently been looking into how to obtain a measure of a colour's perceived brightness, for similar reasons, although I'm interested in on-screen rather than paper viewing. Here are some things I found: HSB It is easy to transform an RGB value like the ones in your question to an HSB ...


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In the US, if the color profile is missing from a CMYK file before the prepress stage, it is legitimate to assume that it should be US Web Coated (SWOP) v2. Most print shops in the US will make this assumption. In Europe, it may be Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2-2004). Between the prepress shop and the press, if the profile is missing, it is legitimate to ...


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GIMP has an invert command you can apply to RGB and Grayscale images: to You can acces it through Colors → Invert.


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We may be talking about a scanned color negative film stock widely used way before the invention of digital cameras. These images had a yellow and a red mask for color absorption. Hence negatives had an orange rather than a white tint: Image source: Wikipedia cc To obtain a positve color image from these sources we have to Remove the orange mask ...



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