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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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Gimp: changing all shades of a colour to another colour

Have an image which is (basically) greyscale, white on black. I want this to be green on black instead. This answer seems close, but I cannot get it to work. I probably do not understand steps five (&...
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Pathfinder divide in illustrator

After making an image and later using divide in illustrator certain portion of the image is getting disappeared.
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avoiding 'dot gain' : preparing inner sleeve design in illustrator for printing on uncoated stock

I'm preparing album cover artwork -- I'm going to print some vinyl. The mfr recommends a disco jacket as the inner sleeve for 180g vinyl because it resists the vinyl tearing a hole over time. Their ...
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How to *clip* saturation in Photoshop to a specific upper bound?

I know how to increase saturation, but is there a way to clip it a particular value? E.g. if clipping to 80% any pixels with a color that has saturation <= 80% remain unchanged, whereas any pixels ...
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Changing color after I save SVG in illustrator

I am working with Adobe Illustrator, and my company has given me this mascot file. But the problem is that whenever I am saving this file as an SVG it is changing its original color. Please see the ...
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Two colors whose shades are perceived as equally dark?

Currently, I use the two colors blue and black to visualize the degrees of severity in two variables X and Y denoting two opposites. In RGB I let black (for X variable) vary in the range (0,0,0) - (...
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Change colour of an image

I would like to change the colour of the following image (from grey) to red, does anyone know if it is possible to do this with Mac Preview? I couldn't find out how to do it. Otherwise, is it possible ...
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Colors blending strangely in Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for digital painting for over a year. However, my brushes have started acting weird recently. The strokes just overlap one another, so I can't get the smooth color gradient....
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What process has been used to derive these "tints"?

I have some brand guidelines. One of the main colours is #004F6B. The guidance advises the use of "10% tints" to expand the palette. The suggested tints for this colour are: 100% #004F6B 90%...
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How to apply and merge clipping mask to each separate grouped layer (custom coloring)

can anyone have solution for my problem, been overthinking how to operate the result. Here is the illustration: what if the color is custom, I'm using the main coloring layer for easy/blending brush(...
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How can i trim the artwork

I have this tree shape artwork and i want to trim hole (which are spotted with black color). I tried with all the trim options, Did not work. How can i trim. Any other way or option File
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Shift white to a color like the hue tool can

I have an image with a lot of white with intricate transparency. Basically it's like this example but white [used black background for visibility, click for more accurate example]. I want to ...
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Why are even displays with high or complete specific color space coverage not correctly calibrated?

Despite many people asking about calibration, I couldn't find an answer to the following (imo important) question: . Why are so many displays incorrectly or un-calibrated, in other words inaccurate, ...
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How to change Background color in a Video? Software to be used are Filmora or Adobe Premier pro

I have a little video animation. I want to change the backgroud color (Part of built-in Video) from black to white throughout the whole video without disturbing the main focused logo (RED logo).
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RGB and CMYK Colour Modes

I designed a book cover in Photoshop in RGB Colour Mode, as it was going to be used as an eBook cover. However, I now need to design a full wrap book jacket which needs to be in CMYK Colour Mode. When ...
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Shades of all the standard system colors from Human Interface Guideline

I would like to leverage the might and convention of Apple's standard colors, however they only provide one shade per color. I would like to create about 10 shades per color for light and dark mode. ...
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How to make sure that 3d cubes can be distinguished without color?

I am preparing figures that will be displayed on screen but also printed in black & white. These figures contain several 3d cube shapes that need to be distinguished from one another. Here is one ...
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Determine equivalent transparency for hue/shade of base color?

I have a logo that has 1 base color, and has 3 lighter hues of that base color. It came in raster versions for use on a black background and use on a white background. I’m trying to recreate the logo ...
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Set each letter to a different colour based on a rule

Is there a way in adobe illustrator to change all same letters to a specific colour, ideally based on a rule. For example look at the image below: I'd like to have a "rule" (something like ...
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Recreate transparent icon in Figma

I am trying to recreate the below icon in Figma. I have the background color (#F3764A) but since each Dimond is transparent, I cannot get the actual hex color or the opacity which make recreating it ...
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Converting image from RGB color space to CMYK and removing ICC profile

I generated several figures for a manuscript using Lucidchart and exported these figures as PDF. Because the journal I am submitting to requires images to be in CMYK color space, I used GIMP and the ...
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Remove red color from ever pixel in a PNG

I have never used gimp before. I attempting to use gimp 2.10.30. My picture consist of only a white background, but has a "secret message" imbedded. I would like to remove the primary ...
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Why does my art's color display look different on my art program vs. on the internet (on the same monitor)?

When I'm working in an art program on my computer, be it Photoshop, FireAlpaca, or just the whiteboard app that came with the computer, the colors look fine. However, when I save the finished image ...
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Calculation of RGB colors based on a sample color with darker and lighter variants

I have an icon which utilizes 3 variants of the same basic color (at least it seems). This is the basic color: #7646be: 1st variant (darker version): #582299: 2nd variant (lighter version): #c4acff: ...
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Unable to changed shape fill due to expression rule in After Effects

I bought a template expanded the shape properties and layer attributes in order to disable the fill expression and later saw that the fill expression disable sign = was missing. Now it's impossible to ...
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How do I keep individual objects, each a different color, from changing to a single color when I duplicate or group? It is an SVG file in Inkscape

This is a purchased file. When I group, duplicate, or print the colors of the individual letters change to a single color.
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How to balance the satuations of the colour used in my design?

Hi there, we've been designing this to present our profiles for a while now. We just felt something might be off with the colour. Please let me know if you got any thoughts on any points to improve🙏🙏...
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Changing fill after Extrude and Bevel, Expand ILLUSTRATOR

In Illustrator, I have an object that is curved and which I created with extrude and bevel, and then Object⇾Expand. Is there a way to now change the color of the object and keep the shading of Extrude ...
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Fill color between 2 shape lines

I've got two layers, a shape in each layer. What I want is to fill the lines between the two shapes. I've tried to merge the shapes but then it just stays completely filled in, like the screenshot. I ...
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Print color mode and print flier size

Am using coreldraw X7, so can I use RGB color mode for print fliers, CMYK is actually producing dull colors which I don't like and also what is the standard size (in inch) for print fliers...
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What color scale to choose for a "heated" scatterplot?

I make a graphical R package which includes scatterplots as heatmaps. These plots show the data points of two variables on the x and y axis while colouring them with the values of a third variable. ...
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Objects on top of colored objects change color - ILLUSTRATOR

I am working with vector graphics designing mugs, but whenever I place an object on top of the mug, the object is changing color. I am noticing it is also happening to all my objects. The top object ...
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How to pick 64 colors that work in harmony? [duplicate]

I have an application which requires 64 distinct colors that need to look good together. I've found some resources online that use a color wheel. They allow you enter a color and then they show a list ...
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Why my stroke goes when I fill a color using eye-dropper tool in adobe illustrator

I am very new to adobe illustrator and I am trying to fill some colors on my drawn shapes. But the only problem I am facing is whenever I am trying to fill color to any object using the eyedropper (I) ...
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How to set next layer's boundary to be limited to previous layer's outline?

You draw the black ink outline of an object as an enclosed ellipsoid shape, and therefore want the next layer, which you'll use to color-in the ellipsoid, to be bounded to that previous ink layer, to ...
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How to make a fading hue animation of a static image?

Say image A is a static portrait drawing of someone. You'd like to make an animation that has no movement of the artwork, but just alternating re-colorations of the portrait in such a way that it ...
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DeltaE lower but color tone/hue different

I'm currently digging into color calculations/ conversions and also work with DeltaE. Although the mathematical way might be correct, how can I get a better "human accepted" difference? ...
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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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