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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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Okay... here's your issue. You started a new Illustrator document in CMYK mode. Then at some point later, you switched the Document Color Mode to RGB. This causes the document to still use the color settings for CMYK. In fact, when you simply switch color modes on the fly many things within Illustrator stick to the old color mode - the color profiles, the ...


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→ on creating a new document / use Adobe RGB (1998) color profile or convert to it → PNG export in Photoshop: be sure to disable on the save for web screen convert to sRGB Synchronize color settings across Adobe applications If you use Adobe Creative Suite, you can use Adobe Bridge to automatically synchronize color settings across applications. This ...


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If I were you I would: Create a layer Click the button Create Sub Layer and name it PageLayer On the Sub Layer Create the shape with top right corner cut out: Click the button again Create Sub Layer on top of the PageLayer and title it Fold On the Fold Layer create the fold itself and color it with K60: Place the Fold Layer over the PageLayer: ...


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I would lighten the yellow a bit and then use that current yellow color for the fold.


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Your image is not black-on-white; it's all black with variable transparency. When you tell GIMP to select only the black pixels, it will select all the pixels, except those that are fully transparent, since as far as GIMP is concerned, those pixels are all black. One way to make it work as you seem to expect (i.e. only select the pixels that are 100% ...


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Under 'Tool Options' of 'Select by Color Tool' set the 'Threshold' slider to 0, it will only select exactly the same colors.



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