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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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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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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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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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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 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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Should I work in CMYK when printing shirts using Direct-to-Garment (DTG)?

I've just read What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print? and I'd like to ask if these considerations for a "nice" black when printing on fabric using a direct to garment (DTG) ...
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How to fix “’registration color’: black” error in PDF Preflight?

I'm preparing a document for print and I am in the preflight process. One of the errors is the colour issue shown in the image below. “Registration color”: Black How can I fix this?
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Choosing the right black for laser monochrome print

Let's suppose that we have a monochrome laser printer and we want to print a project. Which is the "right" type of black described by RGB and/or CMYK values that we have to choose in our editing ...
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What black should I use when printing on a metal tin?

I have to make a label for an olive oil brand and the background of the label consists of an olive trunk that fades to black. What are the cmyk values which are appropriate for printing a true black ...
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Why does black text look darker in InDesign compared with the PDF in Acrobat?

I am exporting a PDF for printing using the 'Press Quality' PDF Preset within InDesign, but when I view the PDF in acrobat, the black text looks much lighter than it did in InDesign. Why is there this ...
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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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Replicate the Invisible Black Background on Photoshop

There is a technique in photography, called Invisible Black Background. You can find details about it in this blog post Dramatic Portraits with the Invisible Black Background An example image is this ...
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How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design

I'm trying to achieve a black-on-black design on a business card. See link here: AHC 180 Youth Ministry Business Card. The large black arrow and the grunge splotches are a rich black of 40-40-40-100, ...

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