Questions tagged [color-reproduction]

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

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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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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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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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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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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 to convert Pantone 7C to TPX?

How do I convert Pantone 7C (Cool Gray) to TPX? Is C a color international standard for print graphics?
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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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Color conversion - 3rd Party app is modifying color space

Overview: Ideally one would put in the color one wants (say 153,0,0) and get the same output but that's not what's happening. I'm working with a third part application that changes the opacity (I ...
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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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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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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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Correction for color constancy? [duplicate]

Many are familiar with this popular illusion where a single shade of color appears to be two different shades, depending on what color surrounds it The orange dots in the image are actually the same ...
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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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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 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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How big of a difference does IPS really make and can it be compensated?

When considering a new monitor for Graphic Design that includes Print, Photography and some Videography (YouTube grade) how important is IPS in the display? It's easy to find things citing its ...
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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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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 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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Printing Proof Colour

Are the any different if I export my artwork in CMYK or RGB for colour proof printing? Which one is better? in CMYK or RGB? are there any different? I save it in JPEG format. I print it with digital ...
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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 convert shades of one colour (red) into seemingly equal shades of another colour (blue)?

A site template I'm using has the following colour palette. I would like to use similar shades, but with navy blue. I will be using #003A70 as a substitute for #A13736, so ideally the rest of the ...
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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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Color mixer that can mix 3 or more colors?

I'm looking for some sort of service, tool or application – even manual techniques – where you can digitally mix/blend 3 or more colors (i.e. not 2 as in most applications out there) and get the ...
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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 ...
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How to choose the right color shades/tints for branding? - Part 2

I sincerely apologise for the duplicate question. I'm not sure how to add to the discussion on the original, and I don't have enough reputation to leave comments. Here is the original question: How ...
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Indesign vs illustrator colour profiles

Currently running Adobe Suite CC 2017. Im currently working on some branding material which requires work to be done in Illustrator and indesign. However when creating the artwork I'm using the CMYK ...
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Why should I calibrate my screen?

As both a web and print designer, I have never seen the need to calibrate my displays. Especially for web design, I wonder why I should spend several hundred euros to calibrate when I can instead test ...
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Simple color management for print & web

I'm starting out a small business as a print & web designer. I need to stay low on costs at this point. I did the first design on a laptop, got some money in advance, purchased an EIZO CS230 ...
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Move a color n% towards white

I have an RGB color in Inkscape and the guideline says Recommended Brightening of Colours for Artistic Purposes 60 % Towards White 80 % Towards White Unfortunately, the RGB codes of those ...
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Printing a consistent grey: is that still a challenge with comic books?

In a documentary on the American TV series The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982, dir. K. Johnson, with Messrs. Bixby, Ferrigno etc.), the producer/director explains that he tried to petition Stan Lee to ...
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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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Different display of colours in photoshop and illustrator while using the same color settings

Here I'm using the same color settings for both Illustrator and Photoshop and the same color for my shapes - #0441f0, but they look very different. Any ideas? Take a look at the screenshot. Left is ...
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A tool to create a color scheme for printing [duplicate]

I'd like to have a color scheme for printing plots, that would look 'nice'. So, I need as set of, say, 10 easily distinguishable colors that would stay different when printed. If I use only four CMYK ...
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How do I ensure that my greys don't have a colour sheen when printed from Photoshop?

I have designed a Photoshop flyer (CMYK, 16 bit) and have a grey background, some black & white pictures and some blue graphs and text. Now the guy who prints it told me that it looks good on ...
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How to ensure color consistency between Illustrator, InDesign and 4 color printing?

I am making a catalog that will be printed by using four color process printing. The catalog is created in InDesign and the catalog is full of vector images created in Illustrator. Can someone ...
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Is there an affordable alternative Uncoated CMYK guide to Pantone's colour formula books?

Looking for a reliable CMYK uncoated colour guide book. Pantone is a little expensive (especially for design graduates), in my opinion. Is there an alternative with ICC profile and stock details ...
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Do designers use different color palettes for web and print design?

I'm designing a brand for a startup company, (new to freelancing) and I'm trying to make my color choices suitable for printed documents as well as displaying them on web. Using Illustrator (doc in ...