Questions tagged [color-reproduction]

Questions about consistently recreating a color, most often across different color spaces.

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Export settings for commercial printer when using CMYK-converted pictures

I have pictures that are already converted to PSO coated v3 -profile. Wich settings are correct for the export in this case? My Indesign color management is set to "Preserve numbers/ignore linked ...
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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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Color of regular blue ballpoint

I have an InDesign document typed with a handwriting font. I want to make the color of this font as close to the color of my ballpoint pen as possible. Does ink colors that are used for ballpoint pens ...
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Find the hex code for a transparent color

In the image below, there are four colors. Three of them are opaque, and two of those opaque ones are behind a semi-transparent color. I want to find the exact hex value and opacity of that color. ...
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How do I match the colors of my print with a reference print?

I have a series of around 100 scans of vintage stamps (all coming from the same scanner), and just a couple of actual stamps within that set, to be used as color reference. What's the best process to ...
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How can I get remote clients to approve colours without sending them prints?

A remote client needs to approve of some colours I chose. I am wondering if there are any new solutions to this problem that doesn’t involve sending prints in the post?
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Is it possible and reasonable to compensate the media white point of a target color profile?

I’ve been trying to figure out color management (mostly in InDesign, but this question is more general) in a print production workflow in more detail recently. What I am trying to achieve is printing ...
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Inkscape: how to “negate” paper colour?

I have a document prepared with Inkscape that contains bitmap and vector elements: Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels. I want to print it on coloured paper (ivory) with an inkjet printer. Of course, ...
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How Would I remove the lights from the windows in this city picture

I have a mockup of my take on removing the lights from the city but It looks really scrapped. Thank you to anyone who might be able to help. I work on photoshop CC 2020 Picture with Lights: https://...
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How to colorize an translucent picture in Photoshop?

I've got a scanned picture of a sticker album which contains an translucent room where the sticker should be sticked. I've tried (using the Equalize, Curves, Levels, Vibrance and Contrast Tools from ...
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Color management from CMYK to RGB in a brand guide > in which Adobe program?

I experience small variations in the RGB values ​​depending on the different programs I used to convert the color values in CMYK to RGB. So my question is if there is a preferred program to use ...
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Color removal followed by transparency reproduction

I have a large number of images I'd like to remove the background color of and replace with 100% transparent background. I also have semi-transparent rectangles which I need to "color correct&...
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What is the correct way to convert from HDR to EXR without data loss?

I purchased a pack of HDRis that are in HDR format. I want to convert them to EXR files. If I just do a "Save As" in Photoshop CC to EXR, will all data and EV information be retained? Will ...
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In Photoshop, how can I replicate the color tone (sepia) from one photo to another?

I scan old original photos from the 30's and 40's and for some of them I get some blueish metallic reflections that are not visible "in person" (and the photo paper is not glossy). I think ...
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Why do my prints always produce a magenta tint? Is there a more calculated approach I can take to my print prep?

I photograph and colour correct oil painting photographs I shoot in Adobe RGB and print on a latex printer with the company's ICC profile (I don't know if I have to embed it into my photos or the ...
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Krita - any color space settings/profiles that allow me to have this as Chunk data in the output PNG file?

I analysed the chunk data of a PNG image(unknown source): In Krita, is there the possibility to export a PNG with these types of chunk information directly in the export process? (gAMA, file gamma ...
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Colorblindness: will digital displays (RGB) look equivalent to print (CYMK)

I ask this as a non-colorblind scientist that tries to be conscious about accessibility when creating scientific figures for manuscripts, posters, etc. To do this, I make sure to use color palettes ...
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What does a color deviation of 4.65 in Delta-E 2000 look like?

So, my laptop's display has an 59% coverage of the sRGB, it looks something like this: from Notebookcheck.net The average color-deviation is 4.65, the maximum is 8.2 The thing is, I looked ...
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Is the color scheme of Paris metro map copyright protected?

I hope this is the correct community for my question (I am just a humble data scientist, not a designer). I am building a powerpoint presentatin that should contain a lot of plots, each consisting of ...
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How do I ensure a CMYK cyan that works in Red-Blue stereoscopic printing?

I've been given a solid black design that I have to print in a manner which is view-able through 3D red-blue stereoscopic glasses (Old school 50's cinema type) When I offset the design into Red-only ...
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How to create the typical "MAN RAY" effect?

I've always been a huge fan of Man Ray (the artist/photographer). Fascinated by his negatives on gelatin silver print, I was wondering how I could recreate his signature effect with my own portrait ...
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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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RGB to CMYK conversion of mid-grey colour

I have a logo which has been designed using RGB colours. Part of the logo is in grey and the colour use for this is a middle grey, R127, G127, B127. Several online colour scheme generators convert ...
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Make color transparent and keep the same visual color

I have this color #EEF1F3. I need an element to have this color as the background color. In this case I need the color to be opaque by a ratio of 5% (opacity: 0.05). But I don't know how to turn this ...
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Large-format Vinyl for Decals or Labels

What's the best large-format vinyl to print on using eco-solvent inks? Vinyl for decals or labels? I'm currently running a Roland SOLJET PRO4 XR-640. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Why do my vector graphics look like %$* when printed? [duplicate]

this is a newbie question: I only made a bit of interface design in my life, and now I have to produce some printables - I used my old faithful Fireworks because Photoshop I don't know how to use ...
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GIMP; Transfer source tonal/color profile to a second image

In GIMP, is there a programmatic/algorithmic way to transfer the color/tonal profile of one image to another when they have similar subjects? I have this image: And then this image: Similar ...
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What monitor is a good choice for graphic design? [closed]

Hi guys illustrators and designers. I curious what monitor is good for graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign...)? What screen resolution you recommend? What brand and how many inches ...
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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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RGB and CMYK - what to expect when printing

I've designed some artwork which I originally planned to only print myself (on my home laser printer), and so I worked in RGB. I've since decided to do a print run in CMYK (outsourcing to a 4-colour ...
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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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Pantone-like color matching for latex 6-color printing?

For print design with 4-color process, I've used the coated version of the Pantone Color Bridge to select colors. I'd like to select similar, perhaps wider-gamut equivalent colors to be printed on ...
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Emulate color scheme in Illustrator CC

I'm trying to get this extra bright color scheme I found in a comic book scan. I have tried with the RGB colors but usually, they don't have the white light neon-like quality to the colors. Can this ...
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How to determine the equivalent opaque RGB color for a given partially transparent RGB color against a white background

I have found that reducing the opacity against a white background is a good way to find usable lighter and less saturated tints of a base color. As an example take this picture of an orange color: ...
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Why color printout looks different from display?

Hi, I'm new to design.Can you tell me what is the problem that makes my printout color so much different from the file. Printer is RICOH aficio MP c4502
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CMYK to PMS - which PMS color should I use?

I am developing brand guidelines for a particular sub-brand where I work. Certain details are specified with a rich black, which is a CMYK mix of C10, M10, Y10, K100. Mostly process printing will work ...
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Which systems are replacing the use of PMS for color control and how would one go about implementing them in branding standards?

As per this question, it has been brought up in comments that methods to specify colors for brand guidelines are moving from PMS to other techniques (ColorCert, spectral data...). How do these ...
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Does the gamut of a CcMmYyKk printer differ from that of a regular CMYK printer?

I have access to a CcMmYyKk inkjet printer at work and it seems to my eye that results are smoother (which makes sense since there would be less halftoning going on), but also that we are able to ...
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Why don't we see more of hexachrome to this day?

So I was reading this question and stumbled into part of an answer: Actually, there were systems that used Green and Orange in the past, but they were used to expand the range of the basic CMYK ...
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How can I fix printed colour problems with images designed in Photoshop?

I design artwork in Photoshop to be sold as downloadable files for printing. However, I'm having ongoing issues with printed colour problems and seem to be going round in circles with this problem. ...
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Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
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Size of the screen for graphic design [closed]

I have a limited budget for a screen I'd use for my work in PS, Illustrator, Indesign. Mostly print publications, catalogs, folders, logos, vector/raster illustrations. Would you go for a better ...
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Out of Gamut warning for rgb

I have an ai. document and set it for RGB color mode. I then picked the bright green (r=0, b=0, g=255) and it says image is out of gamut and won't print properly. There must be something I'm missing ...
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Looking to replicate a comic coloring of early 90s(not just using the half tone filter)

Here is my image with flat colors, colors with the halftone filter, and a comic page I am trying to replicate. I am missing something. My colors don't have the same look.I am using the same 64 color ...
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Colours being shown differently throughout web browsers and image editing software

In a web browser, this colour (#495D7A) looks like this: But in Photoshop, that colour looks like this and the dropper tool detects it as #495D7B: And when these colours are side by side. I've put ...
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How to find the nearest color from a list of 9 in Photoshop?

I've a picture of an static object correctly balanced and exposed: I would like to sample the nearest color from my own palette of 9 RGB or Lab using Photoshop: Colour palette: #8270a4 #aa83cb #...
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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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So maybe I got the wrong printer?

Here I am again with my printing issues. So I found this old business card printed on uncoated paper: Since I am having problems in printing bright colors on matte coated paper with my IP8750, I ...
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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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Infusing different color

I'm fairly new with adobe illustrator but how can you achieve this kind of affect? Were there's a tint of yellow in some parts of the green area I colored this by hand but I'm not sure how to ...