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Why Gaussian blur in Illustrator fades into gray?

Why does my Guassian blur in Illustrator go to gray or faded white when I use it?
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Color mode problem for selecting colour in cmyk

Is it compulsory for good result to choose a zero value in either of any four c, m, y or k. In CMYK, can't we select a colour which is not having any zero value? I am designing infographics for ...
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Is composite color editing my print media ads in photoshop a frowned upon practice?

Obviously with print media, the norm is to design the ad in vector, CYMK, in a tool such as InDesign, and export straight to PDF or something. But I like to put a vivid "edge" in the coloring of my ...
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Best Practice for colours that are different between applications

I am trying to create a colour swatch for a brand based on the branding guideline supplied by the original designer from around 2014. In their branding guideline they have supplied the following ...
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Gradient tool in Photoshop not even blend?

When you make a gradient in PS, for example a black to white gradient going across the screen, it seems that it is not an even blend from black to white. There is too much black, too much white, and ...
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Why are my converted CMYK blacks coming out grey?

I'm having a rather annoying problem! I have RGB images made in Photoshop that I need to convert to CMYK. When I save the file my black background is converted to a light grey! I tried deleting my ...
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How heavy should ink coverage be for a custom CMYK rich black?

In recent jobs, I have skewed away from pre-mixed rich black formulas in favour of making a black that fits dominant colours in the publication. For example, in a publication with a dominant full ...
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What's the difference between CMYK Black and RGB Black

I know this sounds a stupid question, black is black right? Wrong: It's black right? so why are the CMYK Values so far away from black?
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How do I adjust the level of black in a photoshop file?

I don't claim to be an expert in print media, but I have been getting stuff printed professionally for a while. Today I'm using a new printer for the first time, and they've come back asking for this: ...
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When should I use rich black?

What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print? explains what rich black is, but when should it be used? If it gives a "blacker black", why not use it for all black elements in a CMYK ...
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Saving a document in photoshop CMYK turns SOME black into gray

I am creating a rather big photoshop document 3000x3000 which i want to print. I thought i took all the precautions: CMYK color mode 300ppi save as pdf and so on Still when i save the picture as pdf ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Lab color?

I often see suggestions of converting an image to the Lab color model when editing images in, for example, Photoshop. What are the pros and cons of doing this? Are there specific functions or tasks ...
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Why would a solid black lead to offsetting? [duplicate]

I was reading up this page online where I found these lines. FOR SOLID BLACK BACKGROUND: When you want an area of solid black within your document, use Rich Black, as represented by C:50% / M:50% /...
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What is standard colour of squares or lines printing on paper/notebook?

Are there standard colours of squares or lines printed on a paper? Or I can choose gray, green or blue CMYK colours and ask printing company to print squares in my particular colour?
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How can I convert my raster design to vector for print?

I am self taught on Photoshop CS6 and my problem is that I typeset fonts for a logo and sent them to the printer for stationary printing. However, they ask me for a vector file not bitmap. How do I ...

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