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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 invert the values of a specific color channel in Photoshop?

I want to invert the green channel for my normal map texture (for use in a program which uses different handedness from the program that generated it). How do I do that using Photoshop preferably (or ...
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How to determine a starting hex value to which I can apply opacity and get a desired color?

I'm starting with a brand color: #18C1E0 In our product, I'd like to have an object with 25% opacity that still has the appearance of this color (#18C1E0) on a pure white background. How do I ...
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Should we increase saturation and brightness on CMYK colors?

I already heard that when we're gonna pick a correspondent CMYK color from a RGB one, it's "recommended" increasing saturation and brightness in order to get a better printing result, because every ...
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What's the relationship between the L value of HSL and fractional paint mixing?

My question is simple - I want to know if there's a linear relationship between adjustments made to an HSL value's L amount and the corresponding adjustments achieved by taking a paint of that colour ...
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How would I make the letters rose gold colored?

I have a pink napkin with letters that are rose gold colored: The problem is that the letters look too golden and not pink enough. If I try taking pictures of the napkin with better lighting, the ...
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Count different colors in a pixelated picture

I need the easiest way to be able to count the different colors in a pixelated picture that I have. So you understand what I'm talking about. If you look up counted cross stitch you'll see it comes ...
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How to correctly save a file to CMYK and PMS formats?

I finished my new logo and always I make a logo, I pick CMYK format, thinking on print and vector first. I created a color scheme using Adobe Color by setting up the HEX values. As you may know, Adobe ...
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RGB palette to predetermined CMYK palette in InDesign and/or Illustrator

Happily this isn't yet another "why do my RGB colors look different in 4cp output" question. But let me admit that I may be missing something obvious here. I am working with InDesign and Illustrator ...
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How to recreate this colour change on Photoshop

I had previously edited this photo, however the file was corrupted and I cannot remember how I edited it, and I can't recreate the same effect of the colour change. I am wanting to recreate the black ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add to that ...
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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

I was able to create a .gpl file colour palette which is working fine with Inkscape. Sadly, the colours auto arranged themselves in some funny order. Probably from ffffff to 000000. All I had to do ...
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How can you use foreground color when using Hue/Saturation (Colorize option)?

I am using the adjustment layer Hue/Saturation and have the Colorize option checked. I guess it adds a layer over the entire image which then you can move the Hue bar left and right. What I am asking ...
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Gimp Question: How to remove multicolored transparency?

I am getting a little frustrated with the newest version of Gimp because it is doing something that the older version has never done in regards to a transparent background. In the old Gimp, when I ...
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Palette of at least 10 hues with 4 lightness levels (by perceived appearance)

For a user interface I need at least 10 distinctive perceived hues, to get a palette with these criteria: The palette should have at least 10 hues and 4 lightness levels for each hue (dark, medium-...
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Multiple color of a glyph in a font

I need to create a font where one particular glyph looks like the image below. The complete 'blue bird' is the logo and a glyph. The idea behind this is that the color of 'e' change when I change the ...
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Transform given color to 'Color Blind' scale

I am working on one project where I want people to have choice of visualizing graphs and illustrations in 'Color-blind' scale (design should emulate colors which will be visible to color-blind person)....
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Sample Inverse Color in Photoshop

I'm looking for a way to quickly get the inverse of a color into the foreground or background color swatch. Ideally, I would like to use the eyedropper to sample a color from an image, but have the ...
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How do I prevent opacity shades from getting darker when overlapping each other in Adobe Illustrator?

Here is my current project: How do I prevent the darker black underneath the bowl? Both layers are at 50% opacity at #000000.
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What CTA color would work best?

I am just getting into UI design. I have a site I am working with right now whose primary color is #ffb606(yellow). All of my CTA's are yellow with white text. I need to change the CTA color but I am ...
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What color scheme to choose for background color of different section in one page website?

I have a website page with different sections like about us and contact us. I was learning about color wheel schemes but it is still unclear if I should use complementary or analogue scheme for ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 64bit Colour picker colour range is wrong and unable to set background colour

I have Adobe CS5 64 bit on a Windows 64 bit computer. It used to work fine then today when I opened it to do some colour correction, the colour picker suddenly does not display the right colours, and ...
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Im trying to find a 216 point font

I am trying to make Banners for our "Red Granite Labor Day Celebration" It is a volunteer run festival. I cannot find a 216 point font to download. Arial, Times New Roman, any font will do. Any one ...
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Are spot colors limited and why CMYK mix is not treated same as spot color mix?

I read this article today. I understood a few things, but few remained unanswered. The article mentioned 18 basic colors. The things little confused me after that line. I assumed Pantone have only 18 ...
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What is the relation/difference between CMYK, C and CP in Pantone colors?

I'm new to Pantone colors. I read this question before coming here. The answers didn't have anything I was doubtful about. In one of the answers I got previously, I read this: Essentially the C is ...
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How can I color a logo to make it bright at the top, and dark at the bottom?

I'm trying to create a logo with a background that is bright at the top, and darker at the bottom, like the following: I tried some tools under "Colors" in GIMP but couldn't get what I wanted. I ...
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How to find RGB or HEX for Pantone colors for graphic design?

The client gave us the Pantone color codes. These are used on health supplement product packets printing. But the codes can't be used on social media designs. Is there any way to find the HEX or RGB ...
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How can I make a group of blurry colors in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an asset that shows as the picture attached. The image is slightly warped with the warp tool (U) (may not be the correct translation as English is not my main language). I wonder ...
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How to edit Photoshop Color profiles

I am struggling a bit today. I created a custom colour profile in Camera Raw and I would like to change something small is there a way to edit your custom colour profile?
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Why convert to CMYK with the Map, spot, process colors' Fixup?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat to change colors in a PDF. mrserge's answer avouches 'convert everything to CMYK' by using the 'Map, spot, process colors' Fixup. Is this step truly necessary? Dietrich von ...
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Where to get a list of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade?

Where can I get freely available lists of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade? I know that it's trivial to randomly generate the pastel colors using a computer program, but I do not ...
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Can the RGB Colour Space recreate all colours within the CMYK Colour Space?

The obvious answer, to me, is that the RGB Colour Space is capable of reproducing the CMYK Colours; for the simple fact that the CMYK Colour Space is fully consumed within the RGB Colour Space as ...
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How should Colour Ranges, that exceed 4 colours, be referred to?

I am aware that CMYK is a Colour Gamut used for Printing, representing the following colours: C: Cyan; M: Magenta; Y: Yellow; K: Black. What I have not come across are standard terms used, when ...
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Would a 5+ Colour Printer output any noticeable improvements on Prints of Artwork captured by Camera/Scanner?

I wish to create reproductions, of various pieces of Artwork I have created; using a variety of Paints. The obvious first step would be to create a digital copy using a Camera or Scanner etc. Once a ...
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Is there a loss of quality when converting RGB to HEX?

The graphic designer sent me the colors in RGB, I know I can convert to hex easily, but last time I tried to do that, RGBA to HEX on another website I noticed a slight difference so I ended up using ...
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Colour selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single colour, then change my foreground colour, is there any way I can select the colour I painted into the layer as my foreground colour again, ...
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How can I fill in/color a transparent vector path in AI CS6

Thank you for taking the time. I'm actually new to AI and I'm having a trouble filling in a vector path that's transparent on the inside. I have attached a pictuare of the shape that I want to fill in,...
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Why do printer's ask for PMS Colors to be called out?

We send Illustrator files to print manufactures overseas and they ask for PMS colors to be called out somewhere within the artboard (a box of color with PMS 376 typed out underneath for example). I ...
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Why is my label so dull?

I'm unsure of why my label's golden/brown colour is so dull. It's in and was created in CMYK, the PDF was outputted to press quality. It's being printed digitally. (It's a small run of labels.) I've ...
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full spectrum lamp in Australia [closed]

I want to purchase a full spectrum or solar quality lamp. I am in Melbourne, Australia. I have heard that an architect lamp with Solux or Ott bulb will be a good solution. Can you recommend a great ...
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Printing colour from photo, but comes out wrong

When printing (on photo paper) a design with a colour that I took from a photo (using the Gimp colour picker), this colour does not come out right. It is a quite different shade, both lighter and ...
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How can I merge Color groups?

I have several color groups that I use to conform illustrations to brand guidelines, most of them saved either in the Cloud, or in .ASE format. Each color group has a little "folder" icon next to it, ...
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GIMP changes color upon export to all file types

I have an image that uses this color: But when I export to seemingly any file type (PNG, JPG, TIFF), it changes to this color: I have tried: Setting color management profile to GIMP sRGB Attempting ...
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Reading a CSV file to create 10 x 10 px pngs based on the rgb values in the CSV document

First time posting after trying to figure out a solution that would save me time with a project I'm doing. I Have this idea of using a CSV document to generate colour patches needed for another ...
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Print deep blacks in CMYK photo magazine

I am very much a novice when it comes to working with printing and colour values and I am using InDesign for the first time. I am working on an all black and white photographic magazine, which will ...
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How to fix the problem for the color schemes differences for the mac and windows screens [duplicate]

I am a product designer, I use MacBook Pro for my design work. Whenever I design an app/website/web pages after it went live the big problems comes up as color differences in the Apple screen and ...
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What's the difference between “Pixel” and “RGB” in GIMP's Pointer Information dialog?

The following dialog (in GIMP 2.10) shows two different R, G, B values for "Pixel" and "RGB" settings: Why are they different? I assume that "Pixel" means the pixel value as stored in the image (in ...
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How do you set the text colour in Indesign to change depending on page background?

I have an InDesign spread where some pages have a white background and some have a red background. I want to flow text across both types of pages, and change the text colour depending on what the ...
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What is the algorithm behind photoshop palette knife effect?

I am trying to find the algorithm or even the general idea behind some of the effects used in Photoshop. Specifically, the palette knife effect that simplifies the colors of an image. For instance, ...
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How can I adjust these background colors so they are the same?

I'm using a set of pictures in a colour-themed report. Please take a look at the pictures below. The theme colour is RGB{52,177,201}. I would like to alter the images slightly, more specifically, ...
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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

I'm trying to print a white flower design inside a black box which will be printed on white photo paper on an Epson SC P5000 printer. I would like the white designs inside the box to appear as ...