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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 do I identify visually non-distinct colors in the RGB space?

I'd like to be able to reserve a hex value (#00FFFF, pure cyan) and any other colours that are off by one or more that would be visually indistinguishable in most contexts for a person with normal ...
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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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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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How to find a color within area in CIE 1931 color space

Color should fall within an area defined with coordinates in CIE 1931 color space as stated in CIE 39.2 - "Recommendations for Surface Colours for Visual Signalling". The area is described ...
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Is there a difference between tinting K100 black and using a lower K value?

I just finished laying out a book that’s to be printed as 1+1. For table headers and a few other things, I used a light grey. Now, for some reason (not sure why), I just realised I’ve defined all ...
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Create a color shifting (chromatic aberration) effect using Illustrator

I've got three copies of a vector in pure Cyan Magenta and Yellow colors. I wish to overlap them so that they merge to give a chromatic aberration effect letting a blackish color where they merge.
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Why are my colours blending like this in Photoshop?

I've been using Photoshop for about a year for digital art and design for various projects. However, there is one problem with the colours. Every time I paint using a dark colour on the canvas and ...
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Colors are washed out when editing an imported PDF in Illustrator

I was given a PDF map to recolour in Illustrator. I've added some Pantone colours to my colour library. When I assign those colours to a shape in the map, the colour is washed out. The opacity is 100% ...
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How to change color of multiple text objects at once

I'm using GIMP and I have a lot of text object in a project that must have the same color. Every time I want to change this color I have to select the texts one by one and change it. Is there a way to ...
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Making a new floor pattern

How do i change the pattern 1 tile (used in the first image, the inside of the castle) to look like the pattern 2 in the second image (the castle roof) I just want to change the color of the pattern ...
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Colorblindness: will digital displays (RGB) look equivalent to print (CYMK)

I ask this as a non-colorblind scientist that tries to be conscious about accessibility when creating scientific figures for manuscripts, posters, etc. To do this, I make sure to use color palettes ...
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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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How this overlay color effect was created? [duplicate]

I'm struggling with a little problem. I want to recreate some kind of overlay effect, but I cannot get close to it. I hope some pros among you know how this overlay was created... Note: I have tried ...
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Who first discovered CMYK?

It has been used for colour printing for many, many years, but who (and when) first discovered that a bright pink colour (magenta), a light blue (cyan), yellow and black can be mixed to create almost ...
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How to generate a large palette of distinct colors [duplicate]

I'm trying to pick a palette for charts and graphs that compliment a brand color. I'm wondering whether there's a systematic way to select the colors for the palette. Using the various complimentary ...
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Change the color of already painted brush strokes that are inside selection

How do I change brush-marks of a certain color (everything that is not white) into another color. For instance, having lasso-selected the following brush-marks, how do I change the color from black to ...
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How to have a “live preview” when changing colors in Illustrator?

I'm a bit used to Photoshop and I just started to learn Illustrator but there's a little thing that's really bothering me. In Photoshop when you are changing a color you can see it previewed on the ...
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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 pantone book should I get?

I'm trying to find the best way to match specific colors across different media (print and digital) for doing identity/branding work for a company. From what I've read pantone matching systems is the ...
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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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Large color palette generator?

Is there a color picker that will generate a large palette of colors say 10 or so? Most I've seen max out at 5. In my case, I have a project that has about 14 color-coded sections and it would be nice ...
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SVG pixelated on small sizes

I'm using this custom size 64*64 plus icon svg as zoom icon in my website. As you can see, it's pixelated. Specially the white border. Don't know why. Because it's svg it suppose to looks sharp right? ...
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recolor objects different versions from swatch (excel)

My question is similar to Recolor Artwork: single swatch to multiple swatches, however, instead of coloring random squares, I have objects such as a shirt that want to make multiple versions of, the ...
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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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How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
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Strategies for picking good colour palettes?

I'm new to web design. I learned the basic stuff like layout, contrasts, the difference between RGB and CMYK, etc., but I struggle to apply this well in practice: Picking good colours that work well ...
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Software for quickly and simply re-coloring and resizing a PNG image

Let's say I'm given an image of a flat colored icon, which is a 512x512 PNG black icon. Is there a software to quickly and simply generate e.g. a 36x36 (arbitrary) red (or any color) version of the ...
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Converting colour space to RGB

I usually use the colour bridge coated guide to get a match between my cmyk and spot colour. The problem is I find the RGB colour match in the bridge book (which im aware is a conversion from the ...
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Change gradient colors in Inkscape

How can I change the color from which to which the gradient should be changing in Inkscape?
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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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CMYK mode changes look [duplicate]

I'm creating poster with RGB mode, then I convert it to CMYK mode but look is change! any advise?
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How do I keep the colour of the traced image opaque? (Illustrator CS6)

I image traced a JPG file as a High Fidelity Photo then chose Expand. I was able to remove the white background, only keeping the details of the image. However, when I change the background colour, ...
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Why are my colors dull in photoshop?

So I was drawing and I tried to press the undo fast keys and somehow instead did something that change the color of my lines? (My fast keys are the typical alt, command, z) I was using a color that ...
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Is there a Windows PC equivalent to the OS X DigitalColor Meter?

Is there a Windows PC equivalent to the color picker app found on Mac OS X called DigitalColor Meter?
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What is the difference between Pantone black and Pantone process black

I need to print a cover with black text, on uncoated paper. I want to use one of the Pantone blacks. What is the difference between Pantone black and Pantone process black?
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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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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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Change all font color

I have a file saved as .xcf (gimp native file format) with many text boxes. How can I change all the text to a specific color? Right now, all of my text is green (#00FF00), but I want it to be blue (...
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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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Colour inverted for tiffs in Windows 10 File Explorer preview (but not when you open the image up)

When I make jpg files into tiffs the preview of the image shows the colours inverted. I read somewhere that it might have something to do with the 'PhotometricInterpretation' tag being set to a value ...
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Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
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Color selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single color, then change my foreground color, is there any way I can select the color I painted into the layer as my foreground color again, without ...
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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 get consistent color in Photoshop when using the [Print Screen] command?

When I press the Printscreen key and the paste into Photoshop, colors are quite different. I tried to do this with a RGB colors document (8, 16 and 32 bits). How can I ensure Print Screen will ...
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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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Picture puzzle effect

I want to convert a vectorized image into a picture puzzle as entertainment for children (see example of a cat picture puzzle). Essentially, the procedure would be: - for all areas larger than a ...
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Dark UI Design: Why tint the dark gray colors with a different (primary) color?

I'm currently building a desktop app and decided to go with dark UI. I got really inspired by the tools I use for web development (mainly Atom text editor), which have nice dark UI designs. So I ...
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Colour distortion of SVG object when moving and scaling in Inkscape

I downloaded an SVG file of button icons from Opengameart.org. I opened it in Inkscape. I selected and scaled all the button icons to let’s say 400%. Some are scaled fine but about half of them ...
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Select all objects with the same color in Illustrator

I have an .ai file of a label. It has various shades of green in its design. I want to replace all objects with that color and change it to a new color. So if I pick #d0d0d0 and want to replace it ...
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Table Created With Convert From Textfile Has Gaps in Vertical Lines

I did find a solution for the main problem: see the end of this question. I have a text-file which contains: ┌────┬────┬────┬────┐ │ A♦ │ K♥ │ Q♠ │ J♣ │ └────┴────┴────┴────┘ I convert it with: ...

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