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Questions tagged [color]

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

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Does Ink Manager use official Pantone recommended values?

I was wondering if anyone knows if you use the Ink Manager to convert Pantone Spot Colors to CMYK in InDesign is the outcome an official Pantone recommended value?
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Plugin for color blindness?

Is there a plugin for any of the Adobe apps or in general that adjust on-screen colors for custom color blindness deficiencies? This way the affected designer can design seeing the colors clearly and ...
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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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Calculate the color percentage of an image

Is there a way to calculate the percentage of color that an image has? For example and image of a black and white chess board would show 50% black, 50% white. Is there a software program for that or ...
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How to do 64-page magazine that has 2-colour run and inserts that have 1-16 Roman numerals in?

I am using InDesign CC 2015 on MacOS Sierra. Currently, I am creating a magazine that has 64 pages in total, with pages 5-24 and 41-60 on newsprint, and 2-4, plus 61-64 are on glossy paper, with 16 ...
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Companion colormap for text highlight color

Edit: I am looking for resources (articles, books, posts) which study the choice of a single color to highlight text and a sequential color for two and three dimensional plots such that both are ...
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Iterating between pastel colors with a constant perceived luminance?

For my app, I'd like to create a horizontal, hue-only color slider for picking pastel colors: At the moment, I do this by simply using the HSB color model and keeping my S and B constant. However, ...
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Photoshop's spot-color channel mixing method

Photoshop seems to have a special mode for blending spot-color channels. Let's look at an example: blending full opacity red #ff3c1f with full opacity cyan #1cd4c6. If I create two spot-color ...
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How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit?

How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit? i have "Googled" all over the web, but i cant find anything on changing color depth of a AI file to 16bit ...
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Why colors change when I export from Illustrator to Photoshop?

I am working on a Illustrator file that I need to export to Photoshop to edit. When I'm exporting it changes the color of my black and it becomes quite dull. The same thing happens when I export it ...
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Why iOS system grays have a slight blue hue?

The light system gray defined by Apple Guidelines for iOS12 (and used by the default color scheme of the UI controls), is defined as #EFEFF4 (HSB(240,2,96)). It means that the hue is a little bit blue....
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Red color black for mega menu

Red, white and gray are the brand colors for this particular site and I wanted to get some thoughts on using the color red on the mega menu on click. What are the best practices when using spans of ...
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How accurate is pantone conversion in Illustrator and how should I send “Pantone References” asked by the printer?

I've been hired to do a big campaign that requires all sorts of permutations of an Illustrator design. Most recently, I was asked to make a banner. The printer wants my Illustrator file (no pdf) in ...
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How are Coolors.co color schemes generated?

Color schemes like Monochromatic, Analogous, Triadic, Tertiary are generated based off the color wheel. What about color schemes from Coolors.co or ColorSpace? How would those schemes be generated? ...
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Dynamic chaining of properties in sketch

Is there a way to chain 2 or more properties of different layers in sketch. To give an example : Chain a fill of a button to the fill of a text layer on it, so that, in case the button H/S/B changes, ...
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How can I map colors of one (non-uniform) gradient to another?

I'm trying to recolor parts of an image to match another part of the image. As an example, consider this image of an anime character's arm wearing a black glove: I want to remove the glove, i.e. I ...
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How to change the colour of part of an object in Inkscape?

I'm attempting to change the colour of an SVG image. Here is a screenshot of the image set I'm working with. Take for example the partly cloudy image (2nd line, 2nd from left). How can I change the ...
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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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Colour selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single colour, then change my foreground colour, is there any way I can select the colour I painted into the layer as my foreground colour again, ...
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color chart 3 gradient and 5 highlight

I think I have to explain a bit of context to introduce the question. In the project I am working we have reference object that belong to 3 major groups A, B, C (real name Archaea, Bacteria, ...
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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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What do I need to manipulate in GIMP to follow these specific color patterns I'm working with?

I am using GIMP and my images are appearing darker in an app I'm using, specifically OOTP 18. For example, my blue #0054a4 displays as a darker blue #003184, when I need it to appear as blue #004295 ...
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Core color theory books books for UI/UX specialist

I'm a newbie at design. I'm a front-end developer mostly working at tech issues rather than business or design. I really want to get some useful knowledge in this field to help my team to build better ...
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Remove all colors but one

In Inkscape is there any way to remove from a photo all color, except one, and to instead either use shades of that color or that color and shades of black?? Though I'm not entirely sure, I think ...
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How do I make colours consistent between different programs?

Ever since Windows 10 big update about a week a ago I am having some issues with colour between different programs, namely Photoshop (CS6) and Corel Draw (X7). (Illustrator is the same as Photoshop) ...
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Dynamic Colours In Illustrator Chart

Is there any way to control the colours used in an illustrator chart dynamically? For example, I know I can make a pie chart and use the Direct Selection tool to change the colours of the slices, ...
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How to show the colours of an image as percentage

Please can you advise me how to show the colours of an image as a percentage using PaintShop Pro 9?
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Reproducing f.lux's warm colors

I'm an avid f.lux user and have been for a while. Whenever I'm working on a design, I do it during the day so the yellow tint doesn't ruin my color schemes at night thanks to f.lux. However, I have ...
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Faded Color Prints

When I print from Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc. the colors are completely washed out. When I print from a PDF or from the web, they look fine. Anyone know anything? Print Settings: Printed ...
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Are there contrasting onion skin colors that you use?

I'm working on an app and I have two images. One is the reference image and the other is the image produced in production (it's the layout created in HTML if you must know). To make sure that my ...
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Choosing the right black for laser monochrome print

Let's suppose that we have a monochrome laser printer and we want to print a project. Which is the "right" type of black described by RGB and/or CMYK values that we have to choose in our editing ...
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Problem with adobe PDF preview and indesign colour calibration

I've been trying to work this one out today to no avail. The 15 image on the right is how adobe pdf viewer and Indesign CC display my file. The 15 on the left is how it prints; I can only seem to ...
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Color Mapping in Photoshop

I am making web templates and am looking for a quick way to change color schemes efficiently. I need to map different items to a certain color/swatch and change all of those items linked to that color ...
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How to convert greyscale to alpha in Illustrator?

I have a scanned image I converted to outlines in Illustrator. To do that, I have used the greyscale option, which gave me a decent result. What I need to do now is to convert the greyscale values to ...
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Fill selection regions with the average color inside them

I'm trying to design stained glass. Photoshop has the "Stained Glass" filter, but I need a bit more flexibility than it allows. I've used it to create the came structure: Now I want to take my ...
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What is “keyline design”?

I have a style guide that says I shouldn't use specific color in keyline design, What does that mean? EDIT: The style guide defines colors, which are okay to use with keyline design, and some colors ...
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How to match scanner output using ICC profiles in Photoshop?

I'm working with people over the internet to scan and document collectible cards. We each have different scanners, so a challenge we're facing is accurately syncing the colors between them. We have ...
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Interaction of Color (albers) - book question

Wasn't sure where else to ask this, but I have just finished The Interaction of Colors, which is an excellent book by a Bauhaus legend. I had one glaring issue which I wanted to bring up-- in one of ...
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Substract color from all objects to mode alpha

I am trying to make some stuff from Illustrator, with using remove once color to setting up alpha mode. I created example from Photoshop like that: Any Idea? Edit 1: Recolor Art is useless, no ...
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vector 's actual color are being lost over another vector

I have two vectors, the flower layer is on top of the box, transparency for both the layers are 100% opaque. I dunno why yellow petals of flowers are turning green when placed over the purple box.
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How can I analyze image colors expressed in the L-a-b model?

I have a database of colors in L-a-b format. the colors of the database comes from the colors of porcelain material and they are 80 or 90 colors, when I want to make a new color thes reference of ...
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How to determine a starting hex value to which I can apply opacity and get a desired color?

I'm starting with a brand color: #18C1E0 In our product, I'd like to have an object with 25% opacity that still has the appearance of this color (#18C1E0) on a pure white background. How do I ...
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Count different colors in a pixelated picture

I need the easiest way to be able to count the different colors in a pixelated picture that I have. So you understand what I'm talking about. If you look up counted cross stitch you'll see it comes ...
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How to recreate this colour change on Photoshop

I had previously edited this photo, however the file was corrupted and I cannot remember how I edited it, and I can't recreate the same effect of the colour change. I am wanting to recreate the black ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com 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 to that ...
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Multiple color of a glyph in a font

I need to create a font where one particular glyph looks like the image below. The complete 'blue bird' is the logo and a glyph. The idea behind this is that the color of 'e' change when I change the ...
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Transform given color to 'Color Blind' scale

I am working on one project where I want people to have choice of visualizing graphs and illustrations in 'Color-blind' scale (design should emulate colors which will be visible to color-blind person)....
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How to edit Photoshop Color profiles

I am struggling a bit today. I created a custom colour profile in Camera Raw and I would like to change something small is there a way to edit your custom colour profile?
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Why convert to CMYK with the Map, spot, process colors' Fixup?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat to change colors in a PDF. mrserge's answer avouches 'convert everything to CMYK' by using the 'Map, spot, process colors' Fixup. Is this step truly necessary? Dietrich von ...
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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 ...