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Questions tagged [color]

Questions about colors, different color space, RGB or CMYK color model, transparent color, using or changing colors.

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What is the foundational process of generating diverse coloured lines?

How are lines like these drawn? The drawing is ofcourse drawn intentionally, but how is the colour assigned here? It's not random but clustered and clustered so well, also what is the choices of ...
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Is there a well-distinguishable toric color space subset?

For a plot I want to represent two periodic angles with a single color. Theoretically this is possible, since a torus (think Doughnut, any surface point of which can be described via two angles) can ...
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Laptop colors are wrong [migrated]

I have a new ASUS F542UN-DM017. The problem is the colous are washed out and the nuances are just wrong and desaturated. I tried to calibrate with the tool Windows 10 comes with, but not any good. I ...
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Color doesn't have enough contrast with either white (#FFFFFF) & black (#000000)

In android studio (official application for android programming) I have created a color I want as my primary color. However the application (Android Studio) complains that my color doesn't have enough ...
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color chart 3 gradient and 5 highlight

I think I have to explain a bit of context to introduce the question. In the project I am working we have reference object that belong to 3 major groups A, B, C (real name Archaea, Bacteria, ...
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Unable to apply Color from Color Guide pannel

I am using Illustrator 19. When I draw any shape like Circle or Rectangle and tried to apply colors from Color Guide Panel Swatches. The color is not applying to the object but illustrator is allowing ...
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How do you create color scales? [closed]

I know that you can tint a color to white and shade it to black but this is not always good enough to me as it can produce very desaturated results. Also will you take in consideration to have a ...
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Proofing for displays with low color fidelity

I'm tasked with designing a web application that will run on a range of TVs and monitors, all with potentially bad color fidelity. Users will be using this app in a "Kiosk" fashion, standing 30 to 50 ...
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How to compensate for Instagram changing photo colors

Instagram is altering the colours on picutures I upload and I would be interested to know how and how I can compensate for it. Here’s my experimental setup: So I found a handy wikipedia page and ...
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Colour interpolation being lost on pdf export

I've plotted some data (in R for those that are interested), and exported my plot to PDF to make some final edits to the figure. When I open the original exported PDF in adobe reader, the file ...
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How to remove color areas from an image?

How I can remove all color areas from an image? I don't mean desaturate. Desaturate turns color into gray. I want to turn any color into white, and preserve any existing grays and blacks. For ...
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How can I learn about the theory behind color adjustments and blending layers? [on hold]

I like to learn some basics (what exactly is hue), and to understand how different blending modes and color adjustments (inversion, contrast/brightness, exposure, etc) operate. PS: Is this the right ...
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How can I take an image and turn it into a gradient that I can reuse?

I created a really great skin tone gradient in photoshop and lost it when my computer crashed. The gradient I created ranged from yellow, peaches to blues and worked a treat as a final layer for ...
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Need help choosing colors for info graphics [duplicate]

i am trying to create a info-graphics design in adobe illustrator, i divided a circle into 18 pieces i applied gradients colors to each pieces.i tried choosing colors from info graphic images from ...
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Bitmap (colour mode) images okay for printing?

If I have a document that contains a black & white / bitmap image, is this okay to send to print or would I need to convert it to CMYK? I'd prefer not to do the latter as it would then leave me ...
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List of ColorSpaces does not usually include PDF ColorSpaces?

Why a (complete) list of ColorSpaces, like the one in Wikipedia, would ignore the 11 color spaces used in PDF files? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray 2. DeviceRGB 3. DeviceCMYK Device ...
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How do I create a palette file that I can use in Krita, in GIMP, from an image? [closed]

I want to use GIMP to create the palette automatically from a series of colors in squares that I have ready, but I can't find the option in this series of instructions: Import a New Palette ...
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Why Photoshop changes edges/borders colours when scaling/distorting up/down?

I'm annoyed with this behaviour since forever, so its time to ask: why Photoshop change edges colours when there's clearly absolutely no reason to do so? Here is an example: I'm dealing with the logo ...
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How do I change color but keep tint in illustrator?

I have an illustration made of several parts. All parts are the same spot color (some Pantone color) but they are different in tint. I know that I can select them all and go to Edit > Edit Colors > ...
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Cmyk to RAL code for reference [duplicate]

HI Pls Let me know the RAL Code for the below mentioned CMYK Code C:90 M:0 Y:35 K:0
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Pantone troubles

I see that Pantone troubles are quite common here, but I swear the more I read about it, more confused I am. :) Every time I have to prepare files or create a brand book these doubts come to mind. If ...
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Colour path segments from scanned illustration [closed]

I have scanned some drawings for a study project and need to colour the people, dog and other items. I have image traced but the grouping of paths is inconsistent and not all form complete editable ...
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How to add new colors but keep the same color scheme/temperature?

Sorry, I'm not sure if those are the right terms. So, here is an example. Let's say I want to add blue to this design: Source. How do I pick a blue that matches the existing mood/temperature?
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Find a good colour match from an RGB to a CMYK / spot colour that will print well

I have a hex colour #0d152c, which is a corporate colour, when this is converted / printed in CMYK the colour doesn't convert well when printed and looks a bit washed-out because obviously CMYK has a ...
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How to remove unwanted color in illustrator

I practice drawing and coloring in illustrator. I faced problem on color filling after I have used pen tool to trace image. The color filled on the area that I don't want (as the red circles shown in ...
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How to limit value range in Photoshop or any program?

I am looking to check/enforce that an image is within a certain value range. For a simple example, "does not include #000000 - #111111 hex colors". I am flexible whether this is just a test on an ...
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Importing 16-bit Images

When you import an image and then go up to Image>Mode and it says it's in 8 bits, does that mean that it's been downsampled and therefore has lost some color information on it? Or when you switch ...
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Alpha for node markers in Inkscape

I try to create a SVG containing a an arrow which is supposed to have the color RGBA 00000086 so it is not completely opaque. Unfortunately, it looks like this: If I set the color (both contour and ...
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Change color area with different transparencies

I have a picture which I need to edit, but everything I tried didn't work. My picture has different transparencies but everything is the same color. I just want to change the color but the ...
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Invert color in Illustrator CS6

I would like to invert the color of this flame in Illustrator. Is there an easy way to do it? In Photoshop it's simple (Shift+I) but that doesn't work in Illustrator.
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Indesign: Why are my objects suddenly transparent/blending colour?

Please refer to the image above. These objects that I made, and any other items that I change the background colour of, suddenly is doing this where it looks like it is either transparent, or is ...
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Color wheel with constant subjective hue gradient (better than CIELAB)

I'm looking for a color space that gives me a color wheel where two pairs of hues each with the same number of degrees apart gives the same perceived distance of hue. I found this for the CIELAB ...
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Red Suffers More Artifacts Than Other Colours. Why? [duplicate]

The Red Compression Issue Red is one of the colours I use most often in my graphic design for marketing. However, despite it being a good colour to use in marketing advertisements, it also suffers ...
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brush stroke lighter than the same fill color

I started to learn Adobe illustrator and i faced something strange I can't really get, created a brush with stroke but the color stays lighter than the same color while it's fill
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How exactly do blend modes work?

I've done some homework Googling but I'm still confused as to how exactly blend modes work. So according to Wikipedia, this post and this post, the way blend modes work is to use various formulas on ...
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Where to find more to 4 combo colors generator?

I'm looking for a color combo generator that return me more than "canonical" 4 colors. I need 10+ "nice" combo colors . Can you help me where to find or how to generate by myself?
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Illustrator: How to select a colour range

You know how you can select individual colours? And you can go to the select menu, and click select fill? I need to do that but for a colour range. Say for instance, you trace a photograph and ...
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Colour Settings in Photoshop?

I'm still rather new with understand the colour settings in any Adobe program. And I have noticed recently that my Photoshop KEEPS asking me again and again about the colour setting when I open a file....
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What colour space does a browser use?

Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding anything here - I think I understand that a hex value of #AE0000 is meaningless without knowing what colour space it refers to. If I write that in CSS as a ...
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Assign Profile using a custom color profile from another image

First, I am still struggling to fully understand color profiles, but I feel like I have most of the basic concepts. I welcome any corrections to any misunderstandings revealed by what I am asking, ...
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Illustrator Export PDF: Color Loses Vibrancy and Looks More Opaque in Preview

I am using Illustrator CC 21.1.0 to do some final touch on a scatter plot. I want to export the vector plot and include in a report. However, I notice that when I export pdf and open in Preview, all ...
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Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop?

Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop? If not, why not? And can its effect be achieved using another method?
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How to display hue or saturation information as a greyscale bitmap?

The context Photo retouching workflow. I'm learning to retouch my shots using dodge, burn etc. This is a question about workflow and helper layers, not about achieving a specific image A as an output ...
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How many different colours can I have in a data visualisation?

I've designed a (6x6) matrix of similarity values, where there are 10 different values. I want to assign color to the cells that the values are representing, where color signifies a certain value. ...
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What are the best font-paring and complimentary accent color for a brand that uses Old English font and dark blue (#001d3b)?

I have a project developing a web app for a school which it's brand and identity using Old English MT font and color #001d3b (dark blue in the image). The problem I'm having and currently bugs me is, ...
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How are Coolors.co color schemes generated?

Color schemes like Monochromatic, Analogous, Triadic, Tertiary are generated based off the color wheel. What about color schemes from Coolors.co or ColorSpace? How would those schemes be generated? ...
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Illustrator CC: Inverting text colour, white on navy blue & navy blue on white

I am creating a document in Adobe Illustrator CC. I have a heading that needs to run across a section of white background and a section of navy blue background. I would like the text to take the ...
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Where can I increase color depth in Illustrator

I'm working with a gradient in Illustrator, but there is banding in gradient. I'm trying to increase the color depth, but I can't find the color depth setting. If there are any other methods to ...
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Switching colours of complex illustration [duplicate]

I have a photoshop illustration in mid-century modern style - essentially there are only 3-4 global colours, but they're in multiple layers with grouping and sub-groupings. I want to be able to try ...
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Is there any trick to dynamically color low-poly designs?

I know the normal method is to fill the the areas with original color from the photo above which the triangles are residing. But I'm looking for an easy way to color them with random colors (all while ...