Questions tagged [color-reproduction]

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

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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 ...
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Solid layer in Powerpoint 2016 embedded video changes color, slightly

I've exported a video from Adobe After Effects into .avi, as well as encoded to .mp4, .wmv, .m4v and other formats using Adobe Media Encoder. Since I can't get a transparent alpha layer to work, I've ...
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Designing CMYK artwork on sRGB monitor

Since my monitor is limited to sRGB, is CMYK color space fully visible within sRGB, or Adobe RGB color spaces, or not? Conversely does CMYK have a converted NTSC color gamut % like sRGB or Adobe RGB?
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Matching colors between digital designs and the results on any material?

I've been assigned to do a search on colors and I was asked to find a global color standard for all colors applied on all kinds of materials, like iron, plastic, glass, carton, paper, fabric etc. Is ...
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Is there a way to extract the pantone colors from a scanned image?

I have this scanned image from a magazine that I have scanned myself, from this image I want to obtain certain colors, and I want them to be from a Pantone pallet, is there a way to do this? To be ...
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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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Pantone vs. CMYK colors - Please help

I just started working at a company that has predetermined colors for the brand, but I am running into inconsistencies with the colors given. The colors have been around for a long time so no one ...
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Color Differences between monitors and print

I designed a logo which has greenish colors, i printed a CMYK color proof, and the client likes the colors on the printed sample. I need to give him RGB versions of the logo for web use but here's the ...
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Inconsistent colors when exporting from Illustrator

I made an image with white text on a black background in Adobe Illustrator and everything looked good. However, when I wanted to save as JPG, the colors looks washed out, like it is not a strong ...
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How can I get the RGBA colors used in this frame?

I am trying to replicate the iconic air-mail frame for a project I have. Below is the picture. How do I get the RGBA colors used? I am using Inkscape.
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Constant color on all platforms

I design profile picture and cover photo for Twitter and I want to pick a color that I will want to use also on other platforms, such as Facebook and any other web page, but I want to be sure it will ...
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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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How can we see the real “Near-Cyan”

On my computer screen and your computer screen lies a "Near-Cyan" rectangle (100,250,255). Considering the number of hardware buttons on my computer and your computer and the number of software ...
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How to choose RGB, CMYK & Pantone colors for a corporate brand identity

Currently I am working on a brand identity. I have to decide which color to use but I can't understand how the systems work. I read previous posts here and also searched the internet but still I have ...
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Windows 10 and Mac OS printing different colours from same sources

Previously I had asked a question about Adobe printing different colours between PC and Mac, but it turns out that my client is experiencing this issue when printing any documents. I was able to ...
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Inconsistent colours when converting photo from RGB TO CMYK

I'm trying to convert my photograph to CMYK for printing, I have done this many times with no problem, adding a little contrast and saturation to "perk" them back up. However with this photo it has ...
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Is there any place that does gold print on black paper?

I'm trying to print an insert for an LP. Is there any place that does gold print on black paper, or do I need to look to silk-screening for this?
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How configure color in InDesign for a specific printer?

In my work recently was bought a Brother MFC-L8850CDW printer, CMYK tonels. But no matter what we do, when a document or a PDF made in InDesign is printed, the output colors on paper have a huge ...
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How can I resolve this gradient issue on a TV screen?

I am having an issue with a logo designed for my company. The design consists of the company name with a circular gradient behind it. This image is used frequently on TVs, as it is for a film company,...
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Colours changed in cmyk

I have designed a book wrapper in CMYK mode in Photoshop cs5. I am using laptop for designing. When I send the design through mail the colours are getting changed. What should be done to get the same ...
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How to get a transparent and even effect printed on card board? [closed]

I want the card to shine through an even pink colour. Do I use silk screen? Overprint? Transparency? How to get this even and without the dots from the screen showing?
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How to print a vivid Cyan? [duplicate]

Greetings Fellow Designers I want to print a vivid Cyan for a Business Card. Its hex code is #04f1d7. It was sent by my client to me and it was designed in RGB. Now the client is stuck on this option ...
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I have a bunch of colorants, what are the properties I need to know about them to predict the LAB values of the resultant mixture?

Let's say I have a bunch of colorants/paints in liquid form and my job is to mix them together. After mixing, I will have to take a sample, spray-paint it on a metal substrate, dry it, and then ...
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ID CS6: Matching blacks for printing via POD services?

I'm an experienced but self-taught InDesign user. I can put a book together for print, but I've got gaps in some basics. Still, everything I've done through POD services so far has printed clean. Now ...
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What kind of prep and considerations for using a night photo in print work?

One thing I still struggle with is using night photos in advertisements. I tend to avoid it but sometimes its necessary or requested. I find it difficult on glossy and even worse on a newsprint to ...
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Illustrator CS6 changes colours when saving as PNG or SVG

I'm creating artwork for a variety of purposes: Facebook Cover Photos (RGB) Business Cards & Banner Prints (CYMK) Document Headers (RGB) The red I am using for the FB Cover Photos is #b72025, ...
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Best Way To Digitally Capture a Pencil Sketch [duplicate]

I am building a small app about the human face. I have an artist that is sketching pencil based illustrations for me. Mostly in black and white (pencil black/grey) with a hint of colour here and ...
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Help with identifying how this mobile game art was created

I love this artwork and would like to understand how it was created: Some looks hand-drawn. For example the shading on the bottom of the bird and in the moon's craters. Some looks like vector artwork....
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Need help understanding the difference between RGB and CMYK [duplicate]

I am a web developer that fancies myself on being graphically savvy, but I am far from a graphical designer — everything I need is able to be done in raw HTML and CSS. The marketing director at our ...
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How can I de-mix/de-blend two colors?

I'm "reverse engineering" a graphics package based on rasterized images to recreate the graphics package as layered components. I have a situation whereby I have two elements, each with some level of ...
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Good color palette, usable for the color blind.

I'm designing a chart right now, that will slowly have more items added to it. I'd like to create an list/order of colors for the items, that will be most usable for the color blind to differentiate ...
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Help me understand how the “RGB Colorspace Atlas” by artist Tauba Auerbach was made

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/09/tauba-auerbachs-rgb-colorspace-atlas-depicts-every-color-imaginable/ The "RGB Colorspace Atlas" by artist Tauba Auerbach is supposedly every RGB color, "printed" ...
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Brand Guideline Colors Don't Match Pantone [duplicate]

I'm in the process of starting a new company, and am trying to create the brand guideline document, so I'm having to learn all about RGB, CMYK, and Pantone from scratch, so apologies if this is a ...
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How can one accurately reproduce color from an already printed (hard copy) color block?

Thanks in advance! Really trying to find the answer to this one... have an already printed color available in a document. And now, need to reproduce it on a (wide format) printer. What should be ...
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How to create a light sheen/gradient with Photoshop

I am trying to replicate the slight matte/sheen effect seen on this blue Visa card graphic, and was wondering what would be the best approach to replicate a color gradient such as this. I used to ...
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Colors on a black and white photocopier

I frequently use a black and white copier to reproduce color material that I create. I have noticed that some colors reproduce well and others do not. By reproduce well, I mean the black and white ...
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How do I edit my CMYK greens to output as brightly as possible?

Converting my photoshop work from RGB to CMYK to send to print. Found out today that RGB has a much broader and vibrant colour array than CMYK. Trying to edit the values, saturation, brightness, ...
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RGB colors wrong when I print [closed]

I use StampinUp cardstock to create wedding invitations. I find that the rgb color chart they publish is not true to color when I print in Word or pdf from my HP laptop to my HP printer. I took one ...
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How do you design for low fidelity displays?

I own two displays, one is my phone's and one my laptops. I am a programmer, looking to develop for Android. When designing my apps and their logos, I find there there are huge discrepancies in the ...
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How do I simulate in Photoshop what a piece will look like when printed on non-white paper?

I'm designing a box in Photoshop that will be offset printed on unbleached paper. I haven't picked out a printer yet, so I don't know the exact kind of paper I'll be using and don't have access to it ...
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Difference betwen coated and uncoated formula guides for use on consumer products?

We are looking for colors to be used on portable air conditioners. What is the difference between coated an uncoated formula guide as we choose a color for our product.
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How do I ensure that an image with a heavy color overlay will be visible in professional print?

I have attached a detail of an image I created for a client. When printed on an inkjet you can barely see the overlayed image. I hoped that when professionally done it would be okay, but can anyone ...
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What is the purpose of embedding a color profile when saving an image?

I am using RawTherapee to process images. This program (and I suspect many others) has an option called "Working Profile", which you can use to adjust how the image is displayed; and an other called "...
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How to keep printed documents accurate color reproduction

Is there a way to widen the gamut of a CMYK print so that the darks stay dark and the lights stay light? I suspect it has something to do with color space being exported, but I don't know how to ...
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Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour

I am using Illustrator to prepare some scientific figures. The figure has a number of "placed" (File -> Place...) panels. When I "embed" some of these panels, then export the figure to PDF, the ...