Questions tagged [color]

Questions about colors, different color space, RGB or CMYK color model, transparent color, using or changing colors.

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A comprehensive shadow on a black background

Consider a circle on a white background with a nice (dark and untoned) shadow. But when the background is turned black (#121212), the shadow completely disappears. I've scaled the web, and the only ...
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Color changes after exporting to PDF from Illustrator

I used 'Save a copy' in Illustrator to export *.ai as PDF files, only to find the color changed unexpectedly. Original color is CMYK(0,0,0,95) but it has a red hue when viewed in Acrobat. I have read ...
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How do I fit the entire 'Recolor Artwork…' pop up into my illustrator window

I'm running into this frustrating problem ever since the latest adobe update. They changed the design of the 'Recolor Artwork...' function, and now when I click it the window seems to be hidden behind ...
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Illustrator is saving making my solid colours as transparent

The title pretty much says it all. I've worked with solid colours the entire time, and when I go and save, for some reasons Adobe Illustrator decides to make all my colours and shapes transparent. ...
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Colour combination for three buttons

What colour combination would work best for these three buttons: Should all of them remain the same colour? These are my options: Image of the whole page
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How to make parts of shapes in an area a different colour

I am trying to make the lines in this image of a lighter tone when they are in the box, similar to: For example, on the green arrow at top left, before the arrowhead the shaft has a slightly darker ...
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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 make this kind of color/texture effect in illustrator (for a logo)?

I'm pretty new in Graphic Design and I would like to make something similar to the background of this logo : link here : https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/003/430/840/large/benoit-...
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Good broad CMYK rainbow color palette?

I sometimes use Illustrator as a drawing board for online lessons, and I'd like to have a good calm, but vivid full color palette for writing or drawing, preferably CMYK. Illustrator has a lot of ...
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How to Copy Only selected Properties from Object A to Object B in illustrator

Since Eye drop tool coping all the properties from one object to another and I Don't want this in some cases. Does any one knows how to copy only selected property form one object to another in ...
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Create gray color while printing

To use the color gray in black and white offset printing, which is used both in the text as a headline and in the context of some other pages, which method is better? Reduce tint of black color, for ...
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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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InDesign: Export with SVG in spot colors

My Indesign document needs to be printed with a spot color. I have a svg-logo which is supposed to have this exact spot color. It seems that I have no control over the color of the svg? How can I ...
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Advice picking colors for a videogame interface

I've been working on developing a card-based browser game, and I have to say graphic design isn't my forte. This is what the user interface for the game looks like I'm not too sure about the choice ...
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How to apply alternating color fills to a text in Illustrator?

I'm trying to follow along an Illustrator tutorial on how to personalize a label. In it, the brand's name uses two colors that are applied alternately to each letter. See below image: The text "...
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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

I was able to create a .gpl file colour palette which is working fine with Inkscape. Sadly, the colours auto arranged themselves in some funny order. Probably from ffffff to 000000. All I had to do ...
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Color shift when image is converted to CMYK

I'm working with a graphic designer to design a book cover for a self-published title of mine on Amazon. The purple in the cover image becomes dull when converted to the required CMYK. Original Image ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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Exporting a vector logo to JPG/TIFF changes colour values

I'm facing a perplexing problem while exporting a vector graphic (a logo) from illustrator. The document colour profile is CMYK and I'm attempting to export high resolution JPG/TIFF files for print in ...
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Convert RGB color to saturated color and transparency

I have a logo with several colors at the edge that look OK with a white background. When I overlay it on a background of another color, the edge is not smooth and looks off. Therefore, I would like 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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Colors in Illustrator's Artboard appear different as they do in the Color Picker

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator for quite a while and I've never encountered this problem. When I pick a color the Color Picker shows the right values, but the color displayed in the ...
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How can I randomly color paths?

I have a couple hundred paths in one image. Is there a tool in Illustrator that would allow me to select a few (10) colors, and then using those colors to randomly fill all my paths. An example ...
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How do I make to make picture solarized like example

I'm now self-learning PTS and I want to edit my photo into the color or maybe into this style like this picture. Anyone knows? Please show me how. Thank you
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How can I map the colors in a greyscale image to a specific color gradient?

I’m attempting to add color to some greyscale icons (i.e. all three channels are identical). I want to map the colors such that the brightest grey becomes one specific color, the darkest grey becomes ...
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Do colors like these have a specific name OR special “category” of names for each?

I'm a graphic designer but I've a weak point. I quite don't know the names of these colors. In my office and with friends, I usually call each of them green. But I've noticed more and more my ...
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Assign Profile using a custom color profile from another image

First, I am still struggling to fully understand color profiles, but I feel like I have most of the basic concepts. I welcome any corrections to any misunderstandings revealed by what I am asking, ...
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How do I find multiple variation of same color which are visually contrasting

I am developing some kind of heatmap for a stock market-related project which has ~80 large to small boxes on the screen to denote a stock and it's change I use a red background on box to denote loss, ...
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How to fine tune text colors for black background?

In a current project, I want to display formulas with different colours on black background. My idea is that they are easy to distinguish, have good contrast to the black background and fit together ...
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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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In GIMP, how to colorize using a reference color?

I have an image I wish to colorize using a picked color. What is the handiest/easiest way to do this in GIMP? I've tried my best by checking the palette for my picked color's HSV, then using it as ...
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Which color scheme is better for a logo monochrome or complementary?

I decided to redesign the logo for my VAT calculator. It's a progressive web app so it has the ability to display on the home screen of a mobile or PC. So the goal is to make the logo more prominent ...
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Why Photoshop changes the color after export even I use sRGB profile?

First, I created a new file in sRGB space: Then I painted it with the color (255, 0, 0): I double-checked that I'm working in sRGB: Then I exported it: Then the final result is still not shown as (...
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Where to get a list of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade?

Where can I get freely available lists of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade? I know that it's trivial to randomly generate the pastel colors using a computer program, but I do not ...
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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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Design system - shades of primary color from 050 to 900 how to evaluate which colors are these?

I want to create a scale of shades from 050 to 900. (I refer to Material Design Color palettes like here: https://material.io/design/color/the-color-system.html#color-usage-and-palettes) I have my ...
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How to create rounded corner using photoshop cs2?

In my application there is the requirement of the image with the rounded shape. I am new to use Photoshop so I want to know how it is possible to create the rounded shape of any existing image ? The ...
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Colour in image does not match colour selected through Gimp's 'colorize' tool

I wish to change a colour in an image using Gimp, but the new colour in the image doesn't match the colour I choose through the colorize tool. For example, if I try to change a colour to red, the ...
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New brush strokes keep changing the opacity/color of previous strokes

In the image below, I showcase the problem: Brush strokes change color when covering each other/interacting, when I go over the same area in more than one stroke, things get "whitened" ...
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How to find a paint color that corresponds to pantone swatch?

I have a fabricator who needs me to send paint colors that match the pantone shades i'm using in an illustrator document. The colors are 7495c 60% tint and 611 20%tint. Is there an easy way for me to ...
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How do you “Set Transparent Color” in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a graphic logo which is a series of overlapping shapes, where all are filled white. See below: I want to set the white color transparent everywhere it appears in the graphic without revealing ...
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Why are the colors of certain PNG files getting distorted when opened in Illustrator?

I was trying to open an iPhone screenshot in Illustrator, but for some reason the colors are distorted. If I open the same file in any other application (Photoshop, GIMP, Preview, etc.) the colors are ...
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Sketch rendering colors in wrong way for PNG and PDF

Sketch has been showing wrong colors when importing vector images (PDF format) and images (PNG format). I've noticed this several times. Has anyone else faced a similar issue? I followed this link, ...
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The supplied Pantone colour and CMYK colour are slightly different. Which one should I use?

I've been supplied a branding colour palette from the company with their primary brand colour. They have supplied the Pantone spot and CMYK number for this brand colour but the two colours are ...
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Where to find more to 4 combo colors generator?

I'm looking for a color combo generator that return me more than "canonical" 4 colors. I need 10+ "nice" combo colors . Can you help me where to find or how to generate by myself?
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How to convert .ASE or .ACO color swatch files to .PNG — ONLINE?

Can't find this anywhere, tried the popular online converters. How do I easily convert .ase or .aco to .png online?
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List of ColorSpaces does not usually include PDF ColorSpaces?

Why a (complete) list of ColorSpaces, like the one in Wikipedia, would ignore the 11 color spaces used in PDF files? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray 2. DeviceRGB 3. DeviceCMYK Device ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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Changing logo color scheme

I own a registered logo design. It is currently in black and white. Can I legally change the color scheme from black and white to other colors?
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Opacity problem over white object in Illustrator

I have a problem. I'm working with an object at 50% opacity. When it's over the artboard itself the color looks great, but when I put a white object behind it I get this weird color that doesn't look ...

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