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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 do I find multiple variation of same color which are visually contrasting

I am developing some kind of heatmap for a stock market-related project which has ~80 large to small boxes on the screen to denote a stock and it's change I use a red background on box to denote loss, ...
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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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Why Photoshop changes the color after export even I use sRGB profile?

First, I created a new file in sRGB space: Then I painted it with the color (255, 0, 0): I double-checked that I'm working in sRGB: Then I exported it: Then the final result is still not shown as (...
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Design system - shades of primary color from 050 to 900 how to evaluate which colors are these?

I want to create a scale of shades from 050 to 900. (I refer to Material Design Color palettes like here: https://material.io/design/color/the-color-system.html#color-usage-and-palettes) I have my ...
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Colour in image does not match colour selected through Gimp's 'colorize' tool

I wish to change a colour in an image using Gimp, but the new colour in the image doesn't match the colour I choose through the colorize tool. For example, if I try to change a colour to red, the ...
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New brush strokes keep changing the opacity/color of previous strokes

In the image below, I showcase the problem: Brush strokes change color when covering each other/interacting, when I go over the same area in more than one stroke, things get "whitened" ...
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How to fine tune text colors for black background?

In a current project, I want to display formulas with different colours on black background. My idea is that they are easy to distinguish, have good contrast to the black background and fit together ...
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Changing logo color scheme

I own a registered logo design. It is currently in black and white. Can I legally change the color scheme from black and white to other colors?
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How to convert .ASE or .ACO color swatch files to .PNG — ONLINE?

Can't find this anywhere, tried the popular online converters. How do I easily convert .ase or .aco to .png online?
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How to create a darken/lighten keyboard shortcut in Illustrator?

Searching for greyscale keyboard shortcuts I stumbled upon this nice useful video. However at minute 1:15 she uses a keyboard shortcut to quickly lighten and darken the selected colors. How does she ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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Which color scheme is better for a logo monochrome or complementary?

I decided to redesign the logo for my VAT calculator. It's a progressive web app so it has the ability to display on the home screen of a mobile or PC. So the goal is to make the logo more prominent ...
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The supplied Pantone colour and CMYK colour are slightly different. Which one should I use?

I've been supplied a branding colour palette from the company with their primary brand colour. They have supplied the Pantone spot and CMYK number for this brand colour but the two colours are ...
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How to find a paint color that corresponds to pantone swatch?

I have a fabricator who needs me to send paint colors that match the pantone shades i'm using in an illustrator document. The colors are 7495c 60% tint and 611 20%tint. Is there an easy way for me to ...
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How to divide circle of colors into named segments?

Is there some convention to divide circle of colors into named segments? I want to define segments as basic colors, like red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and pink. Problem is: where to ...
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How can I color a part of a letter in Illustrator?

I'm trying to color the arms of a capital T in Georgia font on Illustrator for a project, but I can't do it. Can someone explain to me how to accomplish this?
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Photoshop - PNG sequence to gif with trasparency [duplicate]

I have a problem with exporting all png sequence (these are all with the transparency, also been exported to video with after effect, selected rgb+alpha), the issue is that the optimized format shows ...
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Change Hex Color of Graphic Image in Photoshop With Transparent Background

My question is very similar to this one: Changing hex color of a graphic I just want to change the hex color of the shell graphic from #53767F to #375459: According to the top answer in that question,...
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How do you make two color gradient lines in photoshop?

I tried it with two gradient overlays, but the result is just white Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

I'd like to replace the blue in the linked image with red. What is the easiest and best-looking way to do this? I had the idea of selecting the gold trim and colorizing the inverse, but that would ...
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How Would I remove the lights from the windows in this city picture

I have a mockup of my take on removing the lights from the city but It looks really scrapped. Thank you to anyone who might be able to help. I work on photoshop CC 2020 Picture with Lights: https://...
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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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Is the colour mixer a feature that is not available in CS6?

I am following along with a tutorial and using Illustrator CS6 version. It mentions a colour mixer but I can't find it. I am wondering if this feature is for later versions? Also if there is an ...
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InDesign: Fill/Border table based on base color

I've many tables in InDesign. The table cells are shaded alternating. There is a border in darker color. Is it possible to set a base color for a whole table once and color the cells and borders based ...
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Inkscape ICC profiles location - specifically Adobe RGB color space

I'm trying to figure out how to get Inkscape to use the Adobe RGB color space. In the menus I've found the colour management section in: File > Preferences > Color Management, and from there I ...
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How to add golden tone to sparkles

I have a layered file that consists of a colored background and sparkles over it. There are multiple sparkle layers of different sizes and intensities. The purpose of this file is to generate ...
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My calculator has an odd orange button on it

I have this calculator with an all-around grayscale design, except an odd bright orange subtraction button. Why is it orange?
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How can I make a raster layer show in a custom pixel pattern (bricks), where each pixel (brick) is one colour? (see picture)

In this picture, you can see that each brick has chosen a colour based on the most prominent colour value of the picture. I'm interested in painting a picture on a brick wall, but having the bricks ...
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Can you match color levels of semi-overlapping layers in GIMP using a single pixel color?

I am putting together fluorescent images taken on a microscope. I have taken sequential images that overlap for anywhere between 20 - 50 pixels at the edges. I have set up grids so that I have perfect ...
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Use GIMP to replace very faded colors in scan with bolder colors

I'm definitely not an advanced user! On our wall is a beloved old crayon Valentines poster. After years, the red and orange colors have really faded so half the image is unreadable. So, I made a color,...
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InDesign: Interactive colour invert on object

on the image below you should see that I have a large black shape which intersects with some black lines. I need for those black lines to turn white when they intersect with that black shape, but I am ...
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How to increase the minimal darkness?

I have an image that I like, however, the blacks are a bit to dark. I tried using the Gimp tool "Colors->Curves" where I can set the maximum value that gets brightened, however, this not ...
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How do I change my logo in png to white

I am trying to give a logo a white variant so it is easier to use when i design flyers or for marketing videos. I tried using the paint bucket tool but it did not work. Any help will be appreciated.
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Background color changing instead of foreground

I recently imported shortcuts to Photoshop, but whenever I change color it's the background one that keeps changing. It's incredibaly annoying when I draw. The obvious answer would be to delete the ...
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Color Gradient Inkscape

I've another question for you ✨ I have a circle and I would like to fill it with a white gradient; These are the best example I could do: How can I make this effect on Inkscape? I feel lost because ...
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Is Pantone becoming antiquated?

This may be a bit of a rant but maybe I am missing something. The more I dive into Pantone color matching the more I am starting to think it's all worthless. I have been a graphic designer for many ...
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AI CC - How to pick and store a color from a gradient

I want to extract and store the colors of a gradient one by one, not as a gradient. If a gradient has, say 3 colors, like orange, red and yellow, I want to separate them and store each one in a ...
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Mixer brush tool uses desaturated colour instead of the selected colour

Whenever I'm blending using the Mixer brush tool it will use a slightly desaturated colour instead of the colour I have seleced. Here is what I mean: ]1 When I use any non blending brush for lining or ...
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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

This is the map of all topics my project discusses: Click for full screen. SVG file Here are the feedback of the viewers: Person 1: The color is painful to the eyes Person 2: The graphic is quite ...
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How to fix colour difference on different laptops?

so I'd been designing illustrations on my HP laptop - all the images looked exactly the same colour-wise on both my laptop and my Samsung phone. Now recently I got a Lenovo Ideapad and noticed the ...
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Difference between “Empty area” and “Transparency channel” and “Alpha channel”

New to photo editing, so I've got some conceptional confusion about the colors and channels, In photoshop, we can create text layer, we can have text on top of an "empty space" the checker ...
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How to make a vivid orange pantone color for a book title, if I need it to be printed in process colors along with some photo?

I need to print a title for a book cover and it needs to be bright/vivid orange, but it needs to be printed in Process colour along with a photograph.. (to print it at the same time) and i dont know ...
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Colors in Illustrator's Artboard appear different as they do in the Color Picker

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator for quite a while and I've never encountered this problem. When I pick a color the Color Picker shows the right values, but the color displayed in the ...
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Do RGB cubic-coordinate and HSL cylindrical-coordinate systems both support same colors?

Do RGB cubic-coordinate and HSL cylindrical-coordinate systems both support the same colors? Does one system support more or fewer colors than the other, or does one system support a color that cannot ...
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Too bright HEX color

I've stumbled upon a problem while redesigning a Xd-mockup for a company I work for. They are using the CMYK 56,4,100,0 for alle their offline marketing, which works great for that purpose. But when I ...
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Stroke Paint default activation

I have to enumerate hundreds of cables for a project but every time I write something Stroke paint is activated The problem is that Inkscape draws the text automatically with stroke and without a ...
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When to use Curves for photo?

i don't understand something in color correction, when should i use Curves that changes Shadows/Highlights colors, rather than change the color itself by using for example selective color?
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Pantone colour shades

Is there some sort of secret way I don't know about to easily identify related shades of a Pantone colour (i.e. lighter / darker within the same colour) ? The underlying use is creating a theme ...
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Remove a transparent colored line from image

I am far from a skilled artist, so sorry if the question has a common answer. I couldn't find anything, but perhaps my lack of knowledge on the subject prevents me from even knowing what to be ...
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Are luminosity and value synonymous

I have always heard the word value used to describe the lightness of a color. Does luminosity refer to the same thing?

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