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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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Aren't all workflows display-referred, considering all monitors convert signals?

This article states: A scene-referred workflow is one in which we manipulate our images prior to their transformation from camera color space to display color space. A display-referred workflow is ...
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How can I easily convert a plaintext list of HEX values to an adobe ACO/ASE color palette file?

I have a list of colors in #XXXXXX format. How can I convert this list into a swatch (aco/ase) file? If it's not possible I'll settle for converting to an image. Any help would be awesome. Thank you.
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Photoshop 2022: Can't change default color profile for new documents (Defaults to Don't Color Manage this Document)

Here's a screenshot of my new document window: Notice under Advanced that the default is Don't Color Manage this Document. I want to change this to ensure that sRGB is default. Before you ask, I have ...
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Difference between reference white and whitepoint, in the context of OKLab/OKLch

A new color space, OKLab, is gaining traction, so I was reading up on the documentation. In the original post introducing OKLab, it says "Oklab uses a D65 whitepoint". However, in the ...
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Reverse engineer original color given color blended with white [duplicate]

I've got a color that is some color of purple mixed with white. I would like to create the same color by making a transparent layer of purple and then placing a white background underneath. So for ...
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how to stop color overlap (bleeding) when filling second time with magic wand select in Adobe Photoshop

When using the magic wand to select an area to fill (first image), when I fill the first time, there is no color overlap on the edges (second image). But if I fill the same area again with a ...
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Why are some colors shown as one in some display programs?

I am very confused about this png. The colours look different on different programs. There are two types of programs: the ones who display it correctly with many different shades of colours in its ...
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Alpha to Colour Value in GIMP

I can convert from colour to alpha, but I need to convert from alpha to color. I have created an image containing only white text and I want to convert the semi-transparent pixels (the text smoothing) ...
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Why are Pantone Bridge CMYK levels slightly different between Coated and Uncoated?

Pantone Solid – Shows same formula, different outcome. Pantone Bridge – Shows different formula(C 0,0,56,0 vs. U 0,0,50,0) and different outcome? So Pantone Solid defines formulas for their spot ...
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Basic practical difference between Lab and Lch color models

What is the basic practical difference between CIE Lab and CIE Lch (aka HCL, right?) color models? All I have found about them on Google is that they are two different ways to represent the same color ...
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Object gradient fill with all rgb colors

I'm trying to create a mockup for my web design idea and even though I got to a moderate point myself, I still need help. I'm trying to create a 3-column grid illustration that holds all colors on the ...
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What is the lightest shade of pink that can contrast to white at 3:1?

I'm trying to investigate / create a pink color pallet. I need to know what is the lightest shade of pink that can give a contrast ratio (see WCAG) of 3:1 -- and maybe even 4.5:1 -- with white (#...
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Rudimentary explanation — "soft (k-means)" vs. "hard (Force vector)"?

I found this website thanks to user Lim. But please explain like I'm five the two options below. What does "soft" vs. "hard" mean? "(k-means)" vs. "hard (Force ...
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Increase color depth to 16 Bit / reduce banding in Adobe Illustrator

I use Illustrator to create gradients with the Freeform Gradient tool. When I export a gradient as a PNG, banding is clearly visible. That's why I'd like to increase the color depth to 16 Bit. Is that ...
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Software for coloring geometric patterns

I am trying to colour geometrical patterns similar to the one attached here. Any suggestions which software I can use for this purpose? I am making these patterns in Geogebra and it offers to export ...
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Invert all colors in multiple svg files

I want to adapt veusz app icons (svg files) to be more visible with dark breeze theme on Manjaro KDE, what I need is how to replace each color with its corresponding inverted color in each svg file.
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Choosing a pair of complementary colours

This is a palette generator: https://material.io/design/color/the-color-system.html#tools-for-picking-colors Could you tell me what the circle mean? If these are complementary colours, then I'm ...
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Two "color wheels" consisting of distinct colors

This is probably a complete novice question, so apologies in advance if that is the case. Is there a standard way to create two "color wheels" that consist of very distinct color palettes? ...
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Erase color from image in GIMP

I have layer1 with an image. And I have layer2 with a single solid color. Now I want to remove "something" (some color) via "some tool" from the whole image in layer1 (not just the ...
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How are #654ff0 and #f0db4f complementary?

The new WebAssembly logo uses a colour, #654ff0, that is claimed to be complementary to the one used in a JavaScript logo, #f0db4f: I've tried various online tools (#654ff0 gives #fd9815 or #ffd63b ...
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In illustrator, is there a way to script to color objects from an image on a lower layer?

Okay, so this might be a little complicated. In Adobe Illustrator (currently 25.4.1) I have a project that I'm doing, where a pattern of objects is on one layer, and there's an image on a locked layer ...
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How to match Inkscape color to PowerPoint?

I am trying to create a slideshow with PowerPoint 365 (using Windows 10) and I was thinking on using some illustrations from Inkscape 1.1. For this I am trying to get the same color down in both ...
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How to change colour of outline in Krita

How would I change the colour of an outline? For example, this: I would like to change the colour of the outline (which, the colour is currently brown) to black. Would this be possible in Krita? ...
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Is giving attribution for using color compulsory?

Today I stumbled upon Color Palettes / Terms of Use, which says: The rights of IN COLOR BALANCE are defended in accordance with the CREATIVE COMMONS license. It confused me because I thought color ...
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Will sRGB values stay the same value even if they look different on various displays?

I was wondering, if I made an Illustrator artboard and colored the entire area red with the value ff0000 (for example's sake) and export it as an sRGB png, will it still retain the same color value ...
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How to determine final greyscale look of printed color by B&W printer

I need to design a pdf document that can be both readable on a computer and on a paper printed using a "black & white" (i.e. greyscale) printer. Notably I want: to ensure that some text ...
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Is it possible to sort layers by fill color in Illustrator?

Pretty much as the title asked, is it possible to sort layers by fill color? I would like to sort by hue starting from darker colors to lighter colors.
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Swatches panel not adding basic RGB, appearing in a new window Illustrator CS6

When I go to add a swatch group to the swatches panel say basic RGB it opens it in a new window?
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Best practice for dual (cmyk/rgb) workflow for brand assets?

I want to create brand assets, in which the logo is a vectorgraphic with color and an alternative in black-and-white. The logo is quiet complex and I need both CMYK and RGB (and black-and-white) ...
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Is it possible to associate specific colors with specific words?

In programming languages the editors use code highlighting, namely they use different colors for different keywords, for example green color for WHILE, blue color for BEGIN, red color for IF THEN ELSE ...
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Should I convert a 2-color grey to a 4-color grey to get a consistent color when printed?

I have created a logo where the brand color is a cool grey. The CMYK values for the grey are C10 M0 Y0 K68. I do realise that the grey is going to look different depending on the printer. My client ...
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Placing image on .AI file with colors matching

I have a black-and-white image on a white background, which I want to place on an Illustrator file with a non-white background color, and I want the image to blend with that background. What I tried: ...
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Color palette generator method for website sections

I want to generate a color palette using coolors.co using this green color (#24855E) as a starting point but I don't know which option to select to generate a palete like the example below. I was ...
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How do I Convert a 8 Bit Colour Code Into a Normal Hex code?

I have an 8 bit color code in binary like so (RRRGGGBB): 00011001 I need to be able to convert it into a hex code (e.g FFFFFF). What is the best way to convert an 8 bit color code into hex?
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The best way to color correct this photo?

This is a photo I'm trying to update to modern standard: What I did was go to Levels, and for each color channel I moved the slider from a spot with no information to where the histogram begins. I ...
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Is it a good idea to "invert" mostly-black screenshots for printing?

I'm working on a book and there are some screenshots I'd like to use as figures. However, due to the topic of the book (retrocomputing), the screenshots are mostly black, with a small handful of ...
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How do I fix splotched color?

Basically as you can see the photo has this weird purple saturation on the right side. I know it has something to do with overlay or color blending modes but I can't quite connect the dots on how to ...
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How do I create a layer by selecting a color, in GIMP?

I recently heard about an interesting shortcut, in Photoshop, involving holding Alt (I think) while clicking on a color and automatically creating a layer of that color in the image document. That is, ...
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Photoshop: change B&W gradient to red-white

In Photoshop, on a transparent layer, I have an area with a black-to-white gradient. I want to turn it to a red-to-white gradient, so that pure black (0,0,0) becomes pure red (255,0,0). In the example ...
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Modifying colors in an image to match a palette

I'm looking for terms, search keywords, or filter names related to how to do the following: Let's say you have a photo of a meadow. You also have separate color palette (ex: https://coolors.co/fe5d26-...
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How to pick the right colors of an image in order to create a efficient color palette for a website?

My aim is to build a color palette for a dark mode website based on an image I've chosen. I would like to know if there is a specific technique or process to pick, among all the colors, the right ...
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Is there a better way with gradients in Illustrator?

Although I am an experienced designer, there is something I always struggle with and I feel it is something that subconsciously makes me hate working with or creating vector art and graphics. I ...
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Get Cadbury Dairy Milk colors using Adobe color wheel

I am looking at the Cadbury Dairy Milk colors on this link and obviously the colors are well matched and complementary. So I try to generate something similar using a tool like Adobe color wheel but I ...
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Find the hex code for a transparent color

In the image below, there are four colors. Three of them are opaque, and two of those opaque ones are behind a semi-transparent color. I want to find the exact hex value and opacity of that color. ...
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How to make transparent a solid background in After Effects. The solid is black and toggling to transparent view does not work

I am a newbie to Adobe After Effects and I have this Atom animation. I would like to show many duplicates of these in one shot. However, the effects are playing in a way that are limited to their ...
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A comprehensive shadow on a black background

Consider a circle on a white background with a nice (dark and untoned) shadow. But when the background is turned black (#121212), the shadow completely disappears. I've scaled the web, and the only ...
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Create gray color while printing

To use the color gray in black and white offset printing, which is used both in the text as a headline and in the context of some other pages, which method is better? Reduce tint of black color, for ...
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InDesign: Export with SVG in spot colors

My Indesign document needs to be printed with a spot color. I have a svg-logo which is supposed to have this exact spot color. It seems that I have no control over the color of the svg? How can I ...
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Exporting a vector logo to JPG/TIFF changes colour values

I'm facing a perplexing problem while exporting a vector graphic (a logo) from illustrator. The document colour profile is CMYK and I'm attempting to export high resolution JPG/TIFF files for print in ...
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Color shift when image is converted to CMYK

I'm working with a graphic designer to design a book cover for a self-published title of mine on Amazon. The purple in the cover image becomes dull when converted to the required CMYK. Original Image ...

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