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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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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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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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Placing image on .AI file with colors matching

I have a black-and-white image on a white background, which I want to place on an Illustrator file with a non-white background color, and I want the image to blend with that background. What I tried: ...
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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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The best way to color correct this photo?

This is a photo I'm trying to update to modern standard: What I did was go to Levels, and for each color channel I moved the slider from a spot with no information to where the histogram begins. I ...
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Color palette generator method for website sections

I want to generate a color palette using coolors.co using this green color (#24855E) as a starting point but I don't know which option to select to generate a palete like the example below. I was ...
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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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Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop?

Is there a color replacement adjustment layer in Photoshop? If not, why not? And can its effect be achieved using another method?
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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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How do I Convert a 8 Bit Colour Code Into a Normal Hex code?

I have an 8 bit color code in binary like so (RRRGGGBB): 00011001 I need to be able to convert it into a hex code (e.g FFFFFF). What is the best way to convert an 8 bit color code into hex?
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Is it a good idea to “invert” mostly-black screenshots for printing?

I'm working on a book and there are some screenshots I'd like to use as figures. However, due to the topic of the book (retrocomputing), the screenshots are mostly black, with a small handful of ...
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How do I fix splotched color?

Basically as you can see the photo has this weird purple saturation on the right side. I know it has something to do with overlay or color blending modes but I can't quite connect the dots on how to ...
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Dominant color vs primary color vs prominent color of an image?

What is the difference between the primary color of an image, dominant color of an image, and the most prominent color in an image? Is the primary color and the most prominent color (most frequent ...
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How do I create a layer by selecting a color, in GIMP?

I recently heard about an interesting shortcut, in Photoshop, involving holding Alt (I think) while clicking on a color and automatically creating a layer of that color in the image document. That is, ...
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange #...
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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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Randomly fill image with unique colors?

In this image, I would like to randomly fill each region with a different color, such that, no two regions have the same color. I've been searching for such a method and have come across script that ...
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Photoshop: change B&W gradient to red-white

In Photoshop, on a transparent layer, I have an area with a black-to-white gradient. I want to turn it to a red-to-white gradient, so that pure black (0,0,0) becomes pure red (255,0,0). In the example ...
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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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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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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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How to pick the right colors of an image in order to create a efficient color palette for a website?

My aim is to build a color palette for a dark mode website based on an image I've chosen. I would like to know if there is a specific technique or process to pick, among all the colors, the right ...
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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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Is there a better way with gradients in Illustrator?

Although I am an experienced designer, there is something I always struggle with and I feel it is something that subconsciously makes me hate working with or creating vector art and graphics. I ...
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How would I make the letters rose gold colored?

I have a pink napkin with letters that are rose gold colored: The problem is that the letters look too golden and not pink enough. If I try taking pictures of the napkin with better lighting, the ...
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Get Cadbury Dairy Milk colors using Adobe color wheel

I am looking at the Cadbury Dairy Milk colors on this link and obviously the colors are well matched and complementary. So I try to generate something similar using a tool like Adobe color wheel but I ...
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Is there a standard for color wheels?

I am aware of two common types of color wheels - RYB and RGB, but it seems that even two wheels of the same type can look different in different software. Let's take two popular online services, ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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Find the hex code for a transparent color

In the image below, there are four colors. Three of them are opaque, and two of those opaque ones are behind a semi-transparent color. I want to find the exact hex value and opacity of that color. ...
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How to make transparent a solid background in After Effects. The solid is black and toggling to transparent view does not work

I am a newbie to Adobe After Effects and I have this Atom animation. I would like to show many duplicates of these in one shot. However, the effects are playing in a way that are limited to their ...
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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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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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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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