Questions tagged [color-conversion]

Questions about changing colors from one color space to another, most often to match the original color as closely as possible.

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Convert complex artwork into single color

I created this logo for a client, and I now need to convert it into one color versions (all black/all white). Because there are so many overlays of text and graphics, I am having issues changing it ...
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PMS vs CMYK Logo colors

So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color to PMS using Illustrator's ...
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Applying a limited palette to a photo [duplicate]

How can I apply a limited palette to a photo, while still keeping the value variations within the original image?
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Why doesn't the Pantone Color Finder use same preview color for Coated and Uncoated?

Coated and Uncoated versions of the same Pantone color, if printed on the right paper, should (approximately) obtain the same perceived color. So, why does the official Color Finder on the Pantone ...
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Why would home printers work better with an RGB image

In @Scott's answer to this question Best format to save Photoshop artwork for printing?, he states that most home printers will more accurately reproduce the colors from an RGB image than a CMYK image....
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Colour management for logo design in Inkscape/Scribus

I’m new to graphic design and am unsure of how to manage colours in a logo I’ve just created. It’s black text (converted to paths) with one small graphical element (a leaf). I created it in Inkscape ...
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Is there an online tool to change a color gradient?

I want to change the color gradient in this image from yellow to white or transparent. Is there an online tool that can achieve this in an easy fashion? Which online tool can I just that can achieve ...
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How to choose a PMS colour close to a certain CMYK value?

How do I get a Pantone (PMS) ink colour similar a specified CMYK colour? Is it possible that in some cases the PMS swatch chosen doesn't eactly match the CMYK colour? How would you go about this when ...
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When designing a website, how do I know how users see the colors?

When designing a website, how do I know how users see the colors? I see the colors of the website differently from my Macbook and Windows desktop/notebook. Especially I can’t see light colors on ...
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Separate an image into arbitrary color channels

In Photoshop, it's fairly easy to separate an image into separate monochrome red, green, and blue images. These could each be projected as slides in front of separate red, green, and blue lights to ...
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Consistent Color Management Across Printers

How do you manage a specific color, to print consistently across different printers / ICC profiles? I have a long time client and their brand color is a specific shade of coral rgb(250, 128, 112). I ...
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How to do 64-page magazine that has 2-colour run and inserts that have 1-16 Roman numerals in?

I am using InDesign CC 2015 on MacOS Sierra. Currently, I am creating a magazine that has 64 pages in total, with pages 5-24 and 41-60 on newsprint, and 2-4, plus 61-64 are on glossy paper, with 16 ...
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what is the nearest or equivalent match to Pantone 289 in RAL or CMYK

We are looking at an equivalent for Pantone P 289 (Midnight Blue) on RAL or CMYK, please advise if this is known to someone.Thanks
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Integrating a photo into a "black" background for print in Illustrator?

My print knowledge has gone a little rusty so I was wondering if someone might be able to clear something up for me. I am designing a box which has a photo that fades into black around the edges/in ...
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Overlap RGB values to produce a single color

I am new at graphic design (obviously) and I would like to create a logo with overlapping colors to produce a desired color. In this case I would like to overlap 3 distinct colors (with I assume ...
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Correcting colors for logos on Business cards

I am designing business cards in Illustrator, however my printers use Corel Draw and some of the logos do not show up on their side. They mention 'overprinting', but I do not know what that means. ...
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CMYK to RAL or PANTONE conversion

A client needs to produce a large logo for their front office and the production company requires us to convert the CMYK 40,48,77,17 to RAL or Pantone. I have never been faced with such a request and ...
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What happens when you print without converting to CMYK?

When exporting InDesign files as PDF, it is converted usually to the intended colour space. But, what happens when you don't do that for whatever reason and send the non-converted PDF to print? Since ...
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Sketch: How to change the background color of an image?

I have a PNG I downloaded from the internet / shutterstock: It's a PNG, however the background is white. Is there a way I could remove the white background in Sketch and replace it with a different ...
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Sketch: How to change all shades of a color to another color?

I have an image that I downloaded online: As you can see it's not just monotone. I would like to change all shades of the red to shades of a different color (Imagine the red liquid was purple instead ...
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Color conversion, RGB to CMYK, different values in Photoshop

I'm trying to enter the color #00ADE3, using Adobe Kuler and ColorHexa and another website; when I enter my color #00ADE3 I get the same CMYK(100,24,0,11). My Photoshop gives different CMYK values ...
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AI Color Picker Panel and Pantone Color Finder shows different color values (CMYK, HEX and RGB) for a Pantone Colour

I am working on a brand identity and have finalised a stock colour Pantone 3415U (Solid Uncoated). I am having difficulty finding the matching colour values for the same in CMYK, RGB and HEX/HTML. I ...
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How do I convert an "blending mode" artwork to adopt the colors so I can edit some of them?

I'm trying to convert the this graphic so I'll adopt the colors displayed after choosing the "color" blending mode. The graphic looks like this before setting the blending mode: Now I want it to ...
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One RGB color could only match single one HSL color?

I am wondering if there is single one matched HSL color for a given RGB color? Based on existing formula converting RGB to HSL, it is yes. However, I want to know if my assertion above is true?
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Photoshop automatically corrects my color

This is probably a trivial question, however I'm unable to select a given color in Photoshop. I'm using a template in PSD which is set to CMYK and I think that this is the problem. For example if I ...
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CMYK Calculator Has Two Value Fields

I'm using this CMYK Calculator on W3 Schools and there are two fields that give two different CMYK values. I'm not sure why. Does anyone have any insight?
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How to correctly adjust color saturation in picture when preparing it for magazine print?

I made a magazine and all pictures currently are in RGB color mode. Now I need to prepare them for print and after converting them to CMYK in Photoshop CC, their color saturation (black parts) are ...
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Conversion of RGB values to CMYK in InDesign concerning

I experienced odd tints of grey-color after print out. Now I know, to avoid this and get clean grey color, only K value should be used for CMYK. But I am wondering, why when I set C0 M0 Y0 K5 in ...
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Use RGB/Hex Color as Guide for Adjusting Image [duplicate]

I have several watercolor swatches that have the shape I want to use in a design. But I want to adjust the overall color of the shape to be one of our brand colors. I know that you can use the Hue/...
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How to Identify an exact color within a photograph?

I want to Identify the exact color of this image. Is it possible, to calculate the difference in color of the dollar bill and the suit colors, to get the "original colors? I want to create a ...
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How to replace a grey scaled image with a varied color?

I've been using GIMP for years, but am hardly its master. I am trying to use this photo: As you can see, it has a number of shades of grey as well as black. I have a particular color that I'd like ...
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How do I calculate how the colourblind would see a given colour?

I'm sorry if this is off-topic here; please feel free to migrate it if it is. Given the hex coordinates of a colour, and a type of colourblindness (e.g. protanopia), how do I calculate how that ...
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Converting Word 2013 to CMYK print-ready file?

Is there a way to convert a sign designed in Word 2013 to a CMYK print-ready file? It is for a 3' x 6' vinyl sign. We are trying to retain two gold accent symbols, the gold line, shadowing, etc. ...
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Change color of details in photo to a specific color in Photoshop

I want to change the color of details in a photo eg. make a green sweatshirt into a read sweatshirt (to the company profile color). Today I am: Masking out the part I want to change (or using Select ...
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How to create a "painting by number" picture in photoshop?

I know this question is very counter intuitive. Well, Photoshop is used to alter pictures and I guess there is no way that they can detect, for example where a building ends, or where the outline of ...
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Photoshop: how to change from RGB to CMYK without any color loss

I have an RGB PSD document with 300 dpi resolution. Basically I designed it to print as my business card. When converting this from RGB to CMYK, my original colors are changing. Is there any way to ...
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File created in Photoshop looks different in Illustrator

I need to design a letterhead and I have this watercolour effect which I created in Photoshop (RGB file). I want to take this to Illustrator and work with this as part of my design for the letterhead. ...
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Besides pantone colors, is there any refrence database for equally distributed fashion colors?

I'm trying to divide color space into 150-200 colors. I'm looking for Hex code/ RGB values and corresponding color name that is simple, well known & understandable by normal people. Is there any ...
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RGB & CMYK equivalents for Pantone Neutral Black U

I can't find the RGB and CMYK values for Pantone Neutral Black U on the Pantone website. rgb.to says it's CMYK 0, 0, 0, 100 but I am not sure if that is right. Anyone know what CMYK Pantone Neutral ...
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How to convert global color swatches to local colors in Illustrator CC 2017?

I have a document that is using global process colors - I need the colors to be local. However, when uncheck the global color box in my swatch options, it doesn't actually affect any objects in the ...
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How to prepare RGB image for silk-screen printing

I have an image in RGB which I would like to silk-screen on a t-shirt. I want to prepare the file so that the result is as close as possible to the original image. I could simply convert the image ...
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Color management for printing on foil packaging

I recently worked on a foil packaging design project on Illustrator, but the colors on the end product are very off. Everything seems way off and a lot less sharp, what are some tips and pointers for ...
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Which conversion process produces better results – RGB to CMYK or the other way around?

I've thought about this question for so long but I couldn't think of a good way to phrase it to be searchable. So I decided to ask you guys, and I apologize if it's a repeated question. If I'm ...
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How do I convert an RGB black and white photograph to just CMYK black

I have a JPG that is part color and part black and white. How do I convert the black and white part to just black on CMYK? Right now the black and white section is made of all the colors. I tried ...
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Matching color, brightness and contrast of multiple images

I created a texture for a 3d mapping. I made it joining the images (photos, that had been taken during different lighting conditions). Every horizontal image has slightly different color, brightness ...
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CYMK to RGB conversion for repro

I'm a photographer and I recently shot a food cook book. We did over 100+ shots. The client asked me for CYMK files with a specific colour profile. We processed them as CYMK and my assistant spent a ...
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Why are the CMYK breakdowns of PMS colors so inconsistent?

A Pantone color is a pure ink color, all CMYK breakdowns of that color should be the same, they are not. They differ between programs and between libraries. If I pick a Pantone solid color when ...
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Relationship between onscreen/printed CMYK and RGB

I edited a picture book using scribus, color management enabled, with CMYK TIFF images and corresponding profile as input. In principle my screen has been calibrated, though more than one year ago. I ...
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How to make my logo color look the same in Web & Print?

My client wanted to use the color #dd0017 as his primary red in his website All along the way we have designed the whole site & the logo in that color (I did the logo in RGB). Now he is asking for ...
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I'm looking for a conversion table for colours in Photoshop/AI/Ind into Microsoft applications

If colours are selected in Adobe and completely defined in CMYK, RGB, HEX the (RGB) colours are translated by Microsoft applications into a different colour. Is there a conversion table from Adobe to ...