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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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Appropriate color/gradient for a simple squared design

I have actually been working on similar images which involve simple square shaped designs. I am not satisfied with the color of the design. I have tried many, some being shades of purple, red and ...
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Script: Change color Saturation while maintaining L in LAB model

For example, I have a red color #633b3d (Saturation: 40, L: 30) and I want to transform Saturation to 80 while maintaining L (resulting color should be #83211b). If I simply change foregroundColor.hsb....
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How do I reorder gradient colors for highest contrast?

If I color the world's 41 time zones using the qgis' "spectral" gradient, I get the following, as expected: I like the colors (though it'd be nice to get a little purple in there), but want to re-...
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How to invert colors of a picture on Mac?

How to invert colors of a picture on Mac? I'm using macOS 10.13.
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I converted Type to shape, but now I want to make the entire vector one color

Is there any way I can flatten this small portion of the vector? To me it looks like a pixel that I should be able to paint, or change the color of. However, I tried to Edit > Recolor, and it did not ...
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Changing to CMYK Color Mode Negatively Changes Texture Color That Was Made With Photoshop Colorize Tool

I'm an eCommerce entrepreneur designing packaging for my product and have encountered a problem while wanting to print some packaging with a printing factory. They accept only CMYK color mode, so ...
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text color changes from one computer to another

Edited an image and put-in gray color text. When the same file was opened on another machine, the color appears as RED. I did the editing on a trial version of illustrator and saved it as a xx.ai file....
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Can a combination of purple-green or pink-green make a design look bad?

Just like we use some green on red (not all cases, depends on saturation and lightness) as shown in last image, which looks not very common & attractive when it comes to illustrations for social ...
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Managing colour palette

I am using CS4 and I am trying to keep my own palette of colours, organised in groups, for my projects. I am a bit annoyed by the way I use it and I am wondering what the best way is. Ideally, I ...
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Laser print proofs quite dark

I'm a graphic designer and use an iMac. My monitor is correctly calibrated and I use appropriate colour settings. So when I send work to a commercial printer the colour of finished pieces are a pretty ...
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Convert color to another color with exactly the same values?

I have a website with several tones of green, and I want to convert it to a red website. Is there a simple way to convert all the green colors to the corresponding colors in red? I don't want to do it ...
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Make fluorescent orange colour

I have been having a mare trying to replicate fluorescent orange in Photoshop. No matter what I try, like altering the hue, saturation, vibrancy etc. I cannot create a fluorescent orange in Photoshop,...
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Replace gradient with solid colour on PNG/JPEG with Photoshop CS5

First of all thanks for taking the time to read my question and my apologies if this has already been addressed (I did research on the website but couldn't find anything). I am currently teaching ...
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Printing raster image with CMYK

I am trying to print a pdf file in CMYK format with vector artwork that also contains a raster image but the vector artwork color does not print accurately. I have tried flattening transparency and ...
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What are the 6 primary colors?

I'm working on a design and in the rules it says this: When designing/prepping final files, please be aware that there is a 6 color limitation on secondary and a 6 color limit on primary. Please ...
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How to use a linear workflow in GIMP?

This question is for those who use Blender together with Gimp for post-processing, texturing, etc. How to work in Gimp 2.10.8 as if you were working in Nuke or Blender Compositor? I'll explain: In ...
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Red Green and a Star [closed]

This is a programmer looking for suggestions. I'm tasked with designing a logo in red and green accent colors, as well as incorporating a star shape in the design. I've made sure to make it clear that ...
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How to do the project painting in Krita

I would like to know if I can use Krita to make the projection painting of a picture over an UV layout previously exported from blender (2.8). Below you can see how it is the UV layout of the eyebrow ...
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Limited colour gamut of process colour

Process color has a limited color gamut when compared to spot color. Why does process color have a limited range of color?. Explain it in detail.
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Plugin for color blindness?

Is there a plugin for any of the Adobe apps or in general that adjust on-screen colors for custom color blindness deficiencies? This way the affected designer can design seeing the colors clearly and ...
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Change color of word inside text box in Sketch

I want to change the text color of 1 line of text inside my textbox that has multiple lines of text. When I try to do this through the style dialog, the text color changes of the whole textbox content....
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How to create Gradient Highlight / Shadow using One Spot Metallic Gold Color

My client asks to use one metallic gold color (for example Pantone 871c) in large heading text and other designs. I'd like to make the gold color pop even more with gradient of light and dark. How do ...
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Find color where alpha at value `a` equals a given hue [duplicate]

I want to achieve a certain hue but also have the color that carries that hue contain a certain opacity. For example if I were after #ff0000 with 50% opacity, the color I would want to identify is ...
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Color differences after recieving a poster from printing

I have designed an A0 poster with Adobe InDesign. It contained a collage of different pictures. Since there was a specific part of the scene I wanted to cover for this version, I put a rectangle using ...
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Determing the best X colors to provide the most coverage in a pallete?

When creating a palette of colors, for use in things such as a painting app, or a box of crayons, or product variants, where you want to make as many different colors available as possible within the ...
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Applying fills to an Illustrator line drawing

I have a line drawing in Illustrator (I am very new to this so apologies for how dim I seem to be) and I want to colour it in but it seems my lines are individuals (I drew them with the pencil tool ...
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Is there a good reason to use a grey background on a presentation? [closed]

The tech company I work with has recently gotten a new branding. Part of this is of course PowerPoint templates. These templates feature a grey-ish background on all slides. Before stubbornly ...
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How to style links on a resume/CV?

What is the best way to style a link on one's resume/CV? Let's assume this styling doesn't cross over to a printed page and focus solely on the PDF. Should links be underlined and colored blue (like ...
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Why does color disappear completely from my graphic once I export it as .svg

I`m still a beginner on GravitDesigner but created several vector icons already. One strange thing happened already several times: I create a new icon with different shapes and compound paths with ...
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Using “recolor artwork” to only have certain set colors

I often adapt illustrations to fit brand guidelines. It usually is a tedious task when I have to select each color by hand. So I've been trying to make sense of the "Recolor Artwork" feature... I ...
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How to single out colors when adjusting the curves?

I am trying to edit the colors in this picture so that 1) the yellow letters in "Thomas Jr" pop out more. Currently they are too bright and disappear into the white background. 2) The white looks ...
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Adding text in picture header without losing readability but not drawing too much attention [duplicate]

I am working on a design with a big picture header. This picture displays the subject of the website and on it is an accompanying text and a "conversion area" a form that starts a process. Now I ...
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How to quantify the distance between two colors?

I am working on an app that helps the user create data visualizations. Long story short, I need it to be able to tell when two colors will be in high contrast with one another or not, so that it can ...
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Help with colours [closed]

I would say I've always struggled with colour combinations so I'm hoping someone can help. How do you all choose your colour combinations? I tend to look at https://coolors.co and generate a colour ...
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AdobeRBG embedded profile still views as srbg when exported

I've got a problem I wanted some help with... I've got a Cinteq 27qhd that has a default color space of AdobeRGB, so that's what I see everything in. Photoshop uses AdobeRBG as its default working ...
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Can't locate a brush stage on layers panel in order to change the color

I am making a design for my website in Photoshop. I want to change the color of the spray brush I painted with many stages ago but I cannot find that stage on the layers panel. How can I change the ...
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Can RGB screen color exist in real physical world?

For example the bright royal blue color; R0 G10 B220, HEX: #000ae1. I know this color cannot be printed nor painted. But can this blue color exist in the real world other than on a digital screen? For ...
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Change color frame selected image Indesign CC 2019

Anyone who knows how to change the color of the frame from a selected image in Indesign? Seems some files have a yellow frame when I try to select the image inside a box. The yellow frame is to hard ...
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Method or algorithm for choosing a color that “goes well” with other colors [duplicate]

This may be more of a computer science question than a UX question, but it's a question of what pleases the human eye. Take Bootstrap buttons, for example. The version 3 button colors "go well ...
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Question on color theory and automatic color scheme generation

I am majoring in Computer Science and me and my friend are doing our thesis on Color Theory (in particular, automatic color scheme generation). We have created some models that create palettes from ...
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Best Practice for colours that are different between applications

I am trying to create a colour swatch for a brand based on the branding guideline supplied by the original designer from around 2014. In their branding guideline they have supplied the following ...
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How do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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How can I achieve an iridescent/metallic/holographic effect in raster editors?

I understand this effect can be achieved in 3D rendering programs, but I also believe that it can be achieved through a raster editor like Photoshop. I work in Affinity Photo on iPad, so I’ll need to ...
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How should I save a drawing for printing? [closed]

I drew a vibrant picture for a friend (3000x3000 300dpi), and I intend to email a file to them that they can print. But I am not sure what file type to save it as. Google search says TIFF to retain ...
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Software Recommendation: Color Picker and Library for Windows 10

I worked some time in Linux, and Ubuntu has a very handy and lightweight tool called gpick. It picks colours from anywhere and stores the picked colours in an infinite scroll library, ready to copy on ...
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How to make this white?

I am making a reverse logo but am running some issues. Can anyone help me figure out how to make this zero in this logo white, just like the draft picture. Thank you.
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As to known the colors used in an image?

Supposing that I have the following table, Is there a fast method (with external tools with the web: for example ColorZilla, browser extension) to recognize the color in RGB (or CMYK) without to ...
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Why does illustrator invert my images when i export as CMYK?

I have this problem on Ai-cc, whenever I export-export as.. eventhough my document is in CMYK and on the final step I export as CMYK my image's result is that the colours are inverted. I have to ...
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Why 0 lightness in LAB is not guaranteed to be black?

Since the L in LAB represents Lightness, why having 0 lightness is not guaranteed to be black? For example, LAB(0, -128, -128), is a very vibrant blue (#001ec3):
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Why png image loses color? [closed]

I have provided the client a logo (black and white) for Instagram in png. According to the client when he uploaded png image, the black part of image changes to green. Can anybody tell me why this ...