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Questions about colors, different color space, RGB or CMYK color model, transparent color, using or changing colors.

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How to find the best matching CMYK color for this color?

Does anyone have an idea how to find the best matching CMYK color for digital print for this mint green color? HEX: #8BFF85 RGB: 140/255/133 Thanks for your help!!!
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In Illustrator, how to replicate exactly the displayed CMYK mode colors in RGB mode?

I have a two stop gradient in CMYK color mode (FOGRA). After converting the document to RGB mode (sRGB), there's a slight color shift between the two gradients. The RGB gradient is a bit redder/darker....
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How to keep the colour of a logo visually the same on digital platforms and on print?

The design is to be printed on product packagings and also to be on the client’s social media profiles. The goal is for their customers to see the same colour visually in both places. When designing, ...
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Is there any way I can get my cyan printed correctly?

I am writing a book about indefinite integration and I want to use some color (especially in graphs). So, I figured I would use my favourite color, which is cyan (#00FFFF), and in the computer it ...
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Color Difference functions are not good. What am I missing?

In the last few days, I tried out three renowned color difference functions. My expectations were very high as it was a function that reflected human perception. CIE2000 ITP (also called ICtCp or BT....
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ISO a simple web tool to approximate on screen, a printed color

My question is almost too unsophisticated for this site, but I need only a simple answer, not a perfect one. I know if I create something that's blue, it might look darker (purple?) when it's printed. ...
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cannot colour a 3d object in illustrator

I have made my first 3d image in illustrator, I cannot work out how to colour it. It does not seem to respond to flat colours, not sure if its my pc that is the problem, or something I am not doing. ...
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The most distinguishable n color combination?

Given a small number n, What is the most distinguishable n-color combination ? For example, below is my personal choice upto 4 : n = 2 : black, white n = 3 : black, white, red n = 4 : black, white, ...
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How to make a gradient based on perceptual interpolation in Illustrator?

In Photoshop, there are gradient options like "perceptual", instead of only the default gradient like in Illustrator. In Illustrator, I believe gradients are not created based on a ...
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Is there any list of which PMS spot colors are reproducible in CMYK?

Is there any list of which PMS spot colors are reproducible in CMYK? And a list of which Pantone colors are out of gamut for CMYK?
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What is the best color to markup art with and still be sensitive to colorblindness?

When communicate with people over a drawing I often like to mark it up to show where areas of interest are. The instinctive choice for color in the situation tends to be red, because red is often ...
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Color on Only Alpha Channel in GIMP

I am trying to create a map of a building in GIMP . The building is color coded by section with 30% opacity, and the space between the colors is currently white because that is the color of the base ...
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How do I delete all object of a specific color in Illustrator?

I want to delete all the white parts in this QR code. Is there a way to make Illustrator select all white parts and delete them, do I need to delete them manually?
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How to find the second color in a blend of two RGB colors?

I would like to restore the original color from a blended RGB color, using a known RGB color. How can I find it?
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Can we add a gradient color style in Figma's variable?

Is there any way that we can save our color gradients in Figma's variables? one way I know is to save the color as Style. But I want to implement the same using the variables property. Please see ...
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How to replicate this Procreate brush in Photoshop

From this tutorial video, there is a brush in Procreate, called "Light Pen", that has an effect that I haven't been able to find or replicate easily in Photoshop. The brush essentially ...
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Neutrals in web design and how to pick them

When designing a website/mobile you need to choose your neutrals. But I can't get my head around it. Sure I can move the color picker around but I'm trying to generate neutrals in a controlled, ...
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Combining different-colored areas in a diagram with three colors

I'm redrawing the following diagram, which I find cluttered. I think I find it's cluttered because of the stripes in different directions, that represent combinations of the three colors (RCA, LAD and ...
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Blurring without transparency between two pictures or any other better way

I have two pictures of the same size (e.g. 8192x8192): Using Photoshop I put the first one on the second one and make the color matching. Then I add a mask layer and use a gradiend tool to make a ...
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Color Theory Math

While I understand the basic concept of the 12-step color wheel, I've noticed that in many color palettes, the saturation (S) and brightness (B) values of the colors often do not remain constant, even ...
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Replacing adjacent pixels with different colours

I have drawn an outline in a distinct colour and filled in everything I wanted. All that is left to do is to replace the outline inbetween and fill it with the adjacent colours. As there are many ...
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How can I fix colors in an image using target colors? (GIMP)

Say I have an image (this, specifically) which, for whatever reason, has poor color reproduction. (In this case, what should be a medium pure red is sort of rust, and what should be a medium pure ...
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How to change color reflected from clothing onto skin tones

The scarf in this photo used to be a very intense red. To change it, in Photoshop, i selected it and colorized and fine-tuned final color in Hue/Saturation/Brightness. As you can see, there are ...
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Turning desert map green in photoshop

I have only started using photoshop yesterday, so I have virtually no experience and no idea what I’m doing. What I want to do is: 1- overlay a map of river paths on top of the desert map, and change ...
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How to control the color wheel with shortcuts in photoshop?

Is there a way to increase and decrease saturation/value on the color wheel with shortcuts in photoshop? For instance, when I press "W" the slider goes up towards the white
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Importing an image in PDF format generated by R into Adobe Illustrator results in changes to the image's colors

I created a map using R and wanted to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. However, I found that some countries' colors were missing when I imported the generated PDF file into Illustrator. The first image ...
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Inkscape unnecessary color change

I have a problem with the many color changes. I encountered this problem while trying to do a multicolored project. As you can see on the first screenshot it has way too many color changes which seem ...
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How can you get bright colours to print such as bright Cyan, Teal or Green?

I'm in the process of creating my brand colours and I want to achieve a bright Cyan but any bright colours just appear dull in CMYK. There are 3 big brands I know of that use very bright colours in ...
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How do I go about colouring visited links?

I'm making a website for my software company. Originally, I made the "visited" colour for links a darker version of the primary link colour. Looking back, I decided that the dark blue colour ...
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How do I normalize all pixel values such that all pixel values are 'pulled towards' the mean?

Edit: I posted this question on the Computer Graphics site here per suggestion I have a bunch of scanned document images and in each image there is a variance in background colour (sometimes a wide ...
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How do I set my StackExchange profile to use Dark Mode Theme?

Dumb question, but how do I set my profile to use Dark Mode theme? I managed to do it for StackOverflow, but can't recall how I did it and can't find where to set it for this profile.
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Add transparency without lightening the color

I'm certain there's a more accurate term for what I'm seeking, but I'm unsure of what it might be. So... I basically need to do this: The image features a solid black background. On this background ...
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In GIMP, is there a way to select only one area by colour or one 'colour island' instead of all pixels by the chosen colour?

I want to select by colour but I only want to select one 'island of colour', not all pixels of the chosen colour. For example, in the image below, how would I select-by-colour: only the red colour ...
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What is the complementary color of yellow (Purple or blue)? Which model color for digital (RGB or RYB)?

I don't understand: Using Adobe color wheel, the complementary of yellow (#ffff00) is purple (#7D00FF). Using Material Design, the complementary is blue(#0000ff). I understood that it depended on ...
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Photoshop, How to replace colors overlapping over other colors and maintain the Levels without manually swapping the RGB Channels in Channels?

I am trying to figure out how one can select an area and get a grayscale as a result. But I don't even know what to do with the grayscale. I have created a simple gradient, to create an example for ...
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How to expand a simple palette?

I grabbed a fun little neon palette from Paletton (below), and I want to try editing a photo (that I've reduced to a 256-color indexed colormap) to be in the neon palette. I'd like to get more nuanced ...
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How to change a logo to work on a similarly coloured background?

This is my logo, which usually also has the company name below it: It is mostly used on either a white or a purple background. I’d like to use the logo on some clothing, like purple t-shirts, but the ...
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Dithering vs. noise overlay

I'm currently developing a web app that uses very, very dark images as background. To prevent color banding, I'm adding some randomized noise to the images: Now, it's very easy to just overlay an ...
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How can I convert an image to 16bit high color in gimp?

I would like to convert an image in to 16bit high-color. I have gimp installed, but am also open to using web tools or even command line tools. I read a question where someone suggested just using a ...
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A better way for a smoothly transition between highly and low detailed textures

I have the highly and low detailed pictures: And I would like to make a smoothly transition between them, for exapmle, on the one side. I put them on top of each other (as laeyrs), make "Match ...
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Why is 50% black/white is 128, and not 127?

In the RGB color model, color values are represented in the 0-255 range. 0 is not a dummy value, so in the 0-255 range, there are 256 colors. When using HSL (or something similar), I'd expect 50% to ...
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Removal of a specific colour from a photo

I am trying to print a photo onto basswood using sublimation. I then cut it to make a jigsaw. My problem is that the colour of the wood is "yellowing" the image once printed. I realise I ...
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How do you choose color such that it is as consistent as possible across devices?

I have an application and website that uses a certain orange color as the main background. Because I look at it all day, I am always surprised and sometimes put off by how it looks on other devices. (...
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How can I know the number of colors in a design?

So, I want to print packaging for my product. The owner of the printing press picks the colors in the design, and each color costs $80. Does that mean that I will use only 3 or 4 colors in the design? ...
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Gimp - Make all Cars Yellow

Let's say that I have a picture of 4 different colored cars. Black, White, Green, and light blue. I want to make all of these the same shade of yellow. If you ignore black I can use Colors, Hue-...
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How can colour streaking from scanner be eliminated using Photoshop?

Here is a scan of an album cover. The scanner creates bands of colour streaking at regular intervals horizontally across the image. Is it possible to eliminate these artifacts using Photoshop, so that ...
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Two shapes with the same color code look different

I am creating a simple logo and I find even though the stroke color is identical hex, they both do not look the same in the document as well as when exported to a png are different. Both are set to #...
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Bringing the color palette of two pictures closer to each other using Photoshop

I have a picture (rectangle in the center) and would like to tune color of it to minimize the color difference with background. I've changed brightness and contrast, but can't get better match. Or if ...
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colorize an area of (mainly) one color to a given target color in GIMP

I have the following image: I want to change the colors so that they match my own Xylophone. Since there are in-between colors at the borders, just selecting a color and filling the selected area ...
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What does it mean to have two colors in the fill section?

What does this fill color mean? How did it come up? What is the use of it? There is no explanation in both The Fill and Stroke Dialog — Inkscape Beginners' Guide 1.0 documentation and Inkscape ...
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