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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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Create a 3D cone in Illustrator with a rainbow gradient

Problem: To create a 3D cone with a rainbow gradient that consist of 24 colors. Example of the final product should look like this: Example #1 (what I have done so far): Create a circle and use the ...
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Join divided shape in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

I want to fill this shape with a gradient, but because it's divided it won't fill it completely, leaving a gap between subshapes. How can I join these subshapes? I can't use pathfinder because it ...
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Create three-color gradient like Illustrator color picker

Problem: I am having difficulties figuring out how to create a three-color gradient (white, black and blue) like the one used in Illustrator's color picker (left color box). Example #1 (how it ...
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Appropriate background and text colour for boxes in dark user interface

What would be a good colour for set for the background colour of the squares and text in this image. I am struggling to find a shade of grey that works:
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How make all layer masks of different layers on GIMP affect just one layer?

I'm colorizing black and white pics. At first I started just creating one layer over the black and white pic, setting the layer mode to "overlay" and painting with a normal brush. Then I realized this ...
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Filling grouped object background with color in Illustrator

Is there any way to fill grouped objects background in Illustrator? Below is example how i want it, right now i simply just put white square behind them.
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Illustrator file saved as PDF darkens picture color

I have a CMYK document with a photo. I want to print it from a service bureau and saved it as PDF. The save dialog has no options for color management. The result in PDF has one photo with much darker ...
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Trying to convert png rgb to cmyk but how do i found out the question attempting to convert

Where to find this information out below? Is the conversion using the right color profile? The black produced is the one you need? Do the gradients look right, and have a smooth color transition? Do ...
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Illustrator is saving making my solid colours as transparent

The title pretty much says it all. I've worked with solid colours the entire time, and when I go and save, for some reasons Adobe Illustrator decides to make all my colours and shapes transparent. ...
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Adobe Illustrator Vector colors appearance, hex code, RGB and CMYK completely different when opened on another computer

When I send my AI to my colleague, the colour appears to be different in her computer. And is not juz the appearance issue, the entire Hex code, RGB value and CMYK value were totally off. We both are ...
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How can I measure the “colorfulness” of an image?

Alright Ive looked at https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-to-measure-color-saturation-in-Photoshop and read Color Theory: Is there a measurement of "colorfulness"? but need an applicable ...
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Print true CMYK

I'm trying to see what my local print shop's self-serve printer's cyan and magenta, and various shades of them look like. If I create a graphic in Adobe Illustrator that contains R=0,G=255,B=255; R=...
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CMYK value for luxury gold

I'm designing a flyer, and want to use a bright gold for the logo/header text to convey a sense of luxury and professionalism. Making the printed flyers glossy should go some way to achieving this, ...
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Printing flyer design on home printer turns out muddy

I designed a flyer in Photoshop, consisting of bright text over a dark stock image, and tried to print it on my own printer to get some idea of what it would look like when professional printed. ...
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Do shadows of an object have a color?

In the following image, I placed the box manually. Created the shadow and reflection. Now, what seems a little odd is the colors of the shadows of the box and plant pot are different. Plant pot's ...
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Colors looks different on Mac and Windows PC

I am using 2 computers - Mac Mini and Windows PC - both of these are connected to one monitor. Today I did a UI case study on Mac Mini and saved it there. Everything looked normal, but then I sent it ...
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Finding the Yule-Nielsen factor

I have a rather technical question. I'm trying to find the Yule-Nielsen factor n in the equation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neugebauer_equations I've read that n is empirically derived from the "...
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How to remove all color from SVG image in Illustrator?

I have this PNG image and I need to erase "all" colors, including the white light on front, vest and belly, seeing only the outlines' image, because once that's done, I'm gonna convert it to SVG. This ...
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What do you call (S×V) in the HSV color model?

What do you call the quality of a color being “vivid,” or in other words, the quality of a hue being distinct and recognizable? Mathematically speaking, what do you call (S×V) in the HSV color model?
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Unable to print cyan [duplicate]

I've just had some colour printing done at my local print shop using their self-serve printers (Konica Minolta bizhub C364e), but the colours turned out very wrong. Especially cyan looks nothing like ...
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Good broad CMYK rainbow color palette?

I sometimes use Illustrator as a drawing board for online lessons, and I'd like to have a good calm, but vivid full color palette for writing or drawing, preferably CMYK. Illustrator has a lot of ...
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Document Color Profile & Settings in Illustrator

I have to edit pdf files. The way I am doing it right now is that I am importing it page by page in Illustrator. When I "Place" each page from the pdf file in a new document I get the following ...
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How to replace a color in one picture with a color from a different picture

I am a complete newbie when it comes to Photoshop, so thank you for any help!! What I am trying to do is to modify the colors of one picture using the colors of another. Picture A is the one I'm ...
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Differences in rendered color for text with small font-sizes (16px) in Chrome and Firefox?

I have a text with the following color and font-size: color: rgb(60,128,124); font-size: 16px; But they look completely different on when rendered by Chrome (when compared to what I get on Adobe XD ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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How does one make & print fluorescent designs in photoshop?

Do you just use fluorescent pantone colours? And if so, how do you go about printing? Is RGB the correct file format? Even then, will I have to specify the colours used to the printing company? Also - ...
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Does this gradient appear the same color given the specification?

I used two shades of red to run this gradient from one end to another and then black and white. Blend modes were CIELAB under linear RGB and 32-bit floating point precision. Banding occurred when I ...
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Text over background colored getting a weird yellow border

I'm working on a logo using illustrator. I just put a black text over a red shape and my text is getting a boring yellow border around it. In this case, shape is red, but whatever the color I use, ...
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Why does Illustrator turn a shade of grey into non-even RGB?

I found this problem recently in Illustrator CS5. Make a new document, either RGB or CMYK, make a rectangle, and click on the fill of the color palette. Set K to 10%, and the RGB changes to non-even ...
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photoshop coloring with an outline, refine edge

n photoshop I imported the black outline of a character for coloring. I want to create a quick mask so that I can't color outside the character's outer perimeter. Since the character's outline is ...
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How can I change 3d box color and keep faces color intensity as in the beginning in Inkscape?

I have a 3d box with the predetermined color and it looks like this: When I change the color, for example, to red, know it looks like this: So as seen, now all the faces have the same color ...
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For web, should a P3 image be converted to sRGB or left in P3?

When preparing graphics for the web, if an image is using Display P3 color space, should it be converted to the so common (and so unfortunately named) sRGB EIC61966-2.1, or left in its native Display ...
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How to export a design with transparency in CMYK?

I made a design in a document with CMYK color mode and exported it to PNG with transparency to send to an online service that prints it on goodies (mugs and hats on Vistaprint, if that helps). The ...
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Illustrator color picker fails to detect a web color

I opened a new document in Adobe Illustrator CS5, which defaults to CMYK as a color mode. I imported a raster image, used LiveTrace with 6 grayscale colors, expanded, and saved as SVG, which changed ...
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Why is GIMP brightness and contrast adjustment with a luminosity mask not color-neutral?

Here is the background part of a picture: I want to brighten the shadows and midtones and leave highlights untouched. I create a luminosity mask following the official tutorial, then apply brightness-...
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Why does Adobe Illustrator change my web colors?

I opened a new document in Adobe Illustrator CS5, which defaults to CMYK as a color mode. I imported a raster image, used LiveTrace with 6 grayscale colors, expanded, and saved as SVG, which changed ...
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Why are laser printers worse with color than inkjet printers?

I printed some color designs on a laser printer and the results were surprising: MediumSlateBlue looks like DarkBlue, and Gold and Orange seem to me much closer on a print from that laser printer than ...
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Isometric color shading rule for pixel art

Lets say I have a cube in an isometric pixel art with the 'normal' color #ff0000 (red) and I want to shade remaining sides, is there a rule for selecting the top (brighter red) color and the darker ...
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How can I find a good CMYK approximation of a colour in the real world (e.g. on a wall)?

Let's say I have a wall of some colour, but I have no way to determine the actual paint that was used. All I have is the eyeball impression in front of me. How can I now work out a good CMYK colour ...
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How can I make blue and yellow blend into green in Inkscape?

When I mix blue and yellow in Inkscape, I get gray. How can I instead get green, like you would see when mixing crayons or paint?
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How to make colorful liquid effect

This is a graphic from a Japanese artist called Mitsuo Katsui. I have been trying to figure out how I could emulate that liquid multi-color effect as well as giving it a slight glow as seen in the ...
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How to change set of color by another CorelDraw

I need to change set of colors by another one in CorelDraw. For example: I have red shapes and I need to change all red color by same green colors.
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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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vector 's actual color are being lost over another vector

I have two vectors, the flower layer is on top of the box, transparency for both the layers are 100% opaque. I dunno why yellow petals of flowers are turning green when placed over the purple box.
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Print in Acrobat with Color Profile and Relative or Perceptual intent

I'm used to print regularly with Photoshop and custom icc color profiles, relative or perceptual intent and/or black point compensation so I'm pretty aware of that kind of settings. I tried to follow ...
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How can I apply the exact same filter to multiple photos like this account?

I have multiple photos and I want to be consistent in their appearance like the attached photo. I am new and haven't been able to figure it out yet.
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Matching colors for customer's display [duplicate]

I realize this a difficult issue to solve but still, maybe someone can suggest a good compromise. When designing a website on my system the colors look the way I want but when checking them on the ...
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Demonstrating colour theory through these exercises [closed]

Can you please explain how I'm supposed to create these tasks? • Using coloured paper swatches, give examples of the following 3 Colour Chords: dyad,triad and tetrad. • Using paint or paper, create ...
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How can I analyze image colors expressed in the L-a-b model?

I have a database of colors in L-a-b format. the colors of the database comes from the colors of porcelain material and they are 80 or 90 colors, when I want to make a new color thes reference of ...
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How to notate colour?

How is colour notated? For example, if you want to refer to a specific red colour, say the red in the basic MS Paint colour palate, how do you notate this? Do you write Hue: 238, Sat: 205, Lum: 125; ...