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

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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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Removal of a specific colour from a photo

I am trying to print a photo onto basswood using sublimation. I then cut it to make a jigsaw. My problem is that the colour of the wood is "yellowing" the image once printed. I realise I ...
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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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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 to find the best matching CMYK color for this color?

Does anyone have an idea how to find the best matching CMYK color for digital print for this mint green color? HEX: #8BFF85 RGB: 140/255/133 Thanks for your help!!!
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How to maintain individual colors when duplicating or grouping in Inkscape?

How do I keep individual objects, each a different color, from changing to a single color when I duplicate or group? It is an SVG file in Inkscape This is a purchased file. When I group, duplicate, ...
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Making free Munsell color chip sheet

Munsell color reference chips are really useful for painters but awfully expensive. It should be easy to create a sheet that can reliably be printed on most printers though, shouldn't it? I.e a PDF ...
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Finding the Yule-Nielsen factor

I have a rather technical question. I'm trying to find the Yule-Nielsen factor n in the equation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neugebauer_equations I've read that n is empirically derived from the "...
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Is there a way to add all colors used into the swatches panel?

Sometimes, when inspiration hits me, I start designing a document using multiple colors. Or I use the Blend tool to create a smooth set of colors for me to work with. But it always happens that ...
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Compute the hue/saturation/lightness shift between 2 colors for paint.net

So, I have a color set up for links on my site. let's say that color is f80021. This is for a particular red theme on my site, complete with colored icons, backgrounds for buttons, etc. What I want ...
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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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Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette/color scheme around colors I select?

No matter how nice the composition, flow, and lines of my design are, if I am not copying directly from nature, I have a very difficult time picking a decent color scheme. It either looks too drab, ...
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Importing an image in PDF format generated by R into Adobe Illustrator results in changes to the image's colors

I created a map using R and wanted to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. However, I found that some countries' colors were missing when I imported the generated PDF file into Illustrator. The first image ...
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How to find the second color in a blend of two RGB colors?

I would like to restore the original color from a blended RGB color, using a known RGB color. How can I find it?
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How to make watercolor illustration effect with white dots in this example?

https://vistria.com/ this site has the effect I am talking about It's a watercolor illustration image and has a white dotted pattern on its ending and fewer dots on the center I want to know how to ...
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Gamma vs brightness - any difference?

Is there any difference between these two terms, or they describe the same thing?
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In Illustrator, how to replicate exactly the displayed CMYK mode colors in RGB mode?

I have a two stop gradient in CMYK color mode (FOGRA). After converting the document to RGB mode (sRGB), there's a slight color shift between the two gradients. The RGB gradient is a bit redder/darker....
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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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How do I normalize all pixel values such that all pixel values are 'pulled towards' the mean?

Edit: I posted this question on the Computer Graphics site here per suggestion I have a bunch of scanned document images and in each image there is a variance in background colour (sometimes a wide ...
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Can we add a gradient color style in Figma's variable?

Is there any way that we can save our color gradients in Figma's variables? one way I know is to save the color as Style. But I want to implement the same using the variables property. Please see ...
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Is Pantone becoming antiquated?

This may be a bit of a rant but maybe I am missing something. The more I dive into Pantone color matching the more I am starting to think it's all worthless. I have been a graphic designer for many ...
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Get the average color of a raster image for a mosaic effect

I've been searching for a way to get the average color of a raster image, to use in a vector grid in front of it to create a mosaic effect - the "Object > Create Object Mosaic..." menu ...
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How do I get deep blacks on print?

I bought a Pixma ip8750 to try and make my first steps in printing. It does print in hexachromy, so it has a grey, a dye black and a pigmented black. However the results I am getting in b&w prints ...
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Exported TIFF files inconsistent color from CorelDRAW versions

When I export a TIFF file from CorelDRAW X7 the result in CorelDRAW is different when I export from CorelDRAW X4. Why does this happen? What can I do about it?
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How to make a gradient based on perceptual interpolation in Illustrator?

In Photoshop, there are gradient options like "perceptual", instead of only the default gradient like in Illustrator. In Illustrator, I believe gradients are not created based on a ...
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Photoshop colorpickers result is blueish

I just can't find a solution to the following problem. My color picker shows all colors as bluish. The resulting color is still the right one. Does anyone here have an idea? Note: My picker is already ...
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How to keep the colour of a logo visually the same on digital platforms and on print?

The design is to be printed on product packagings and also to be on the client’s social media profiles. The goal is for their customers to see the same colour visually in both places. When designing, ...
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Is there any way I can get my cyan printed correctly?

I am writing a book about indefinite integration and I want to use some color (especially in graphs). So, I figured I would use my favourite color, which is cyan (#00FFFF), and in the computer it ...
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Set the colour of arrows in inkscape

I have added end arrows to some connectors and Bézier curves, but I cannot find how to set their colour, since they appear to be concerned neither by the background settings nor by the outline ones. ...
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Photoshop colorize made area grainy? How to fix?

I used the colorize brush to recolor an image since Hue/saturation made everything very muddy. Im trying to preserve these nice clean lines here: When I successfully changed the color to this: Now ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on Adobe Color web page and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add ...
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Modifying colors in an image to match a palette

I'm looking for terms, search keywords, or filter names related to how to do the following: Let's say you have a photo of a meadow. You also have separate color palette (ex: https://coolors.co/fe5d26-...
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Image in ai. file changes colors to other elements

To put it short the situation is like this: I have ai. file with graphic vector elements and an image in it. When I export the file to PDF everything is ok. When I delete the image from the ai. file ...
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Combining different-colored areas in a diagram with three colors

I'm redrawing the following diagram, which I find cluttered. I think I find it's cluttered because of the stripes in different directions, that represent combinations of the three colors (RCA, LAD and ...
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Photoshop, How to replace colors overlapping over other colors and maintain the Levels without manually swapping the RGB Channels in Channels?

I am trying to figure out how one can select an area and get a grayscale as a result. But I don't even know what to do with the grayscale. I have created a simple gradient, to create an example for ...
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How to export a design with transparency in CMYK?

I made a design in a document with CMYK color mode and exported it to PNG with transparency to send to an online service that prints it on goodies (mugs and hats on Vistaprint, if that helps). The ...
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Color Difference functions are not good. What am I missing?

In the last few days, I tried out three renowned color difference functions. My expectations were very high as it was a function that reflected human perception. CIE2000 ITP (also called ICtCp or BT....
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ISO a simple web tool to approximate on screen, a printed color

My question is almost too unsophisticated for this site, but I need only a simple answer, not a perfect one. I know if I create something that's blue, it might look darker (purple?) when it's printed. ...
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PNG & PDF colors different on same printer

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. The culprit was Acrobat DC Pro. I started noticing other issues when using the program. Did an uninstall/reinstall, and the colors are now printing perfectly. ...
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cannot colour a 3d object in illustrator

I have made my first 3d image in illustrator, I cannot work out how to colour it. It does not seem to respond to flat colours, not sure if its my pc that is the problem, or something I am not doing. ...
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How to create a lighter/darker shade of a color for the hover state of a button

I've been designing buttons for a while now but when it comes to selecting the color(s) for the hover state of either a gradient or solid its been mostly been a matter eyeballing a darker tone. Is ...
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The most distinguishable n color combination?

Given a small number n, What is the most distinguishable n-color combination ? For example, below is my personal choice upto 4 : n = 2 : black, white n = 3 : black, white, red n = 4 : black, white, ...
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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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Is there a program or tool that can determine the alpha value of a color given it's background and foreground color

I have a color that has a HEX value of 180031 or rgb(24, 0, 49). However, the color is supposed to be a shade of purple with a black background, but I don't know what the alpha value is. Is there a ...
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How to change colour of outline in Krita

How would I change the colour of an outline? For example, this: I would like to change the colour of the outline (which, the colour is currently brown) to black. Would this be possible in Krita? ...
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Mixer brush tool uses desaturated colour instead of the selected colour

Whenever I'm blending using the Mixer brush tool it will use a slightly desaturated colour instead of the colour I have seleced. Here is what I mean: ]1 When I use any non blending brush for lining or ...
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Is there any list of which PMS spot colors are reproducible in CMYK?

Is there any list of which PMS spot colors are reproducible in CMYK? And a list of which Pantone colors are out of gamut for CMYK?
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Graphics for mobile phones

What factors should I consider when designing and creating graphic images for smaller screen sizes? When resizing a big image to a smaller screen size, does this increase the pixel density hence ...
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What is the best color to markup art with and still be sensitive to colorblindness?

When communicate with people over a drawing I often like to mark it up to show where areas of interest are. The instinctive choice for color in the situation tends to be red, because red is often ...
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How to make multiple colors in a border in GIMP?

Im trying to search on the internet, but nothing i found what i want, heres the example of what i mean. Thank you for your response. :) By the way i just screenshot it from the China Uncensored video....

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