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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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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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Why is Illustrator changing my CMYK numbers?

Am attempting to print separations for a T-shirt. I will set one object 100% black. I will change another object to 100% Yellow. Then when I come back to the first object, these are the numbers: ...
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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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How can I easily convert a plaintext list of HEX values to an adobe ACO/ASE color palette file?

I have a list of colors in #XXXXXX format. How can I convert this list into a swatch (aco/ase) file? If it's not possible I'll settle for converting to an image. Any help would be awesome. Thank you.
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Aren't all workflows display-referred, considering all monitors convert signals?

This article states: A scene-referred workflow is one in which we manipulate our images prior to their transformation from camera color space to display color space. A display-referred workflow is ...
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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 file format? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray DeviceRGB DeviceCMYK Device ...
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Photoshop 2022: Can't change default color profile for new documents (Defaults to Don't Color Manage this Document)

Here's a screenshot of my new document window: Notice under Advanced that the default is Don't Color Manage this Document. I want to change this to ensure that sRGB is default. Before you ask, I have ...
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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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Difference between reference white and whitepoint, in the context of OKLab/OKLch

A new color space, OKLab, is gaining traction, so I was reading up on the documentation. In the original post introducing OKLab, it says "Oklab uses a D65 whitepoint". However, in the ...
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Generating a series of colors between two colors

Given a start color and an end color, is it possible to algorithmically generate a range of colors between them? For example, given the light and dark shades of blue/gray at the start and end of the ...
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How do I find out what color mode an image is in Illustrator?

I am using one image. I just want to know in which format it is: CMYK or RGB? How do I find this out in Illustrator?
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how to stop color overlap (bleeding) when filling second time with magic wand select in Adobe Photoshop

When using the magic wand to select an area to fill (first image), when I fill the first time, there is no color overlap on the edges (second image). But if I fill the same area again with a ...
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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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Reverse engineer original color given color blended with white [duplicate]

I've got a color that is some color of purple mixed with white. I would like to create the same color by making a transparent layer of purple and then placing a white background underneath. So for ...
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Where can I find a large palette / set of contrasting colors for coloring many datasets on a plot?

I need large set (20 and more) of contrasted and easily visually-distinguishable colors for coloring different datasets on a scientific plot (the set of colors should not include white or black, and ...
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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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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 a script that ...
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Make fluorescent orange colour

I have been having a mare trying to replicate fluorescent orange in Photoshop. No matter what I try, like altering the hue, saturation, vibrancy etc. I cannot create a fluorescent orange in Photoshop,...
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Alpha to Colour Value in GIMP

I can convert from colour to alpha, but I need to convert from alpha to color. I have created an image containing only white text and I want to convert the semi-transparent pixels (the text smoothing) ...
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Why are some colors shown as one in some display programs?

I am very confused about this png. The colours look different on different programs. There are two types of programs: the ones who display it correctly with many different shades of colours in its ...
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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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Why are Pantone Bridge CMYK levels slightly different between Coated and Uncoated?

Pantone Solid – Shows same formula, different outcome. Pantone Bridge – Shows different formula(C 0,0,56,0 vs. U 0,0,50,0) and different outcome? So Pantone Solid defines formulas for their spot ...
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Is there a way to remove a snapchat effect from a picture?

I took a great picture of the sky the other day but it was on snapchat and i covered a tree by painting yellow streaks over it on the snap, that's the only pic I saved to my phone but I wanted to know ...
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Is the colour mixer a feature that is not available in CS6?

I am following along with a tutorial and using Illustrator CS6 version. It mentions a colour mixer but I can't find it. I am wondering if this feature is for later versions? Also if there is an ...
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Basic practical difference between Lab and Lch color models

What is the basic practical difference between CIE Lab and CIE Lch (aka HCL, right?) color models? All I have found about them on Google is that they are two different ways to represent the same color ...
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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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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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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 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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Object gradient fill with all rgb colors

I'm trying to create a mockup for my web design idea and even though I got to a moderate point myself, I still need help. I'm trying to create a 3-column grid illustration that holds all colors on the ...
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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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Why is pure blue darker than pure green?

If I convert 100% green and blue to grayscale, the blue one becomes about twice as dark. I can see that green looks brighter, but I also want to understand reason behind it. Looking at colors in ...
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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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What is the lightest shade of pink that can contrast to white at 3:1?

I'm trying to investigate / create a pink color pallet. I need to know what is the lightest shade of pink that can give a contrast ratio (see WCAG) of 3:1 -- and maybe even 4.5:1 -- with white (#...
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Rudimentary explanation — "soft (k-means)" vs. "hard (Force vector)"?

I found this website thanks to user Lim. But please explain like I'm five the two options below. What does "soft" vs. "hard" mean? "(k-means)" vs. "hard (Force ...
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In illustrator, is there a way to script to color objects from an image on a lower layer?

Okay, so this might be a little complicated. In Adobe Illustrator (currently 25.4.1) I have a project that I'm doing, where a pattern of objects is on one layer, and there's an image on a locked layer ...
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Increase color depth to 16 Bit / reduce banding in Adobe Illustrator

I use Illustrator to create gradients with the Freeform Gradient tool. When I export a gradient as a PNG, banding is clearly visible. That's why I'd like to increase the color depth to 16 Bit. Is that ...
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Software for coloring geometric patterns

I am trying to colour geometrical patterns similar to the one attached here. Any suggestions which software I can use for this purpose? I am making these patterns in Geogebra and it offers to export ...
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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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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 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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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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Change color on object after 3d extrude and bevel and transform

I have google this but can not find an answer to my specific problem. I am using Illustrator CC (2015) I am new to illustrator, but know the basics and am learning as I go along using different ...
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Invert all colors in multiple svg files

I want to adapt veusz app icons (svg files) to be more visible with dark breeze theme on Manjaro KDE, what I need is how to replace each color with its corresponding inverted color in each svg file.
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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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Choosing a pair of complementary colours

This is a palette generator: https://material.io/design/color/the-color-system.html#tools-for-picking-colors Could you tell me what the circle mean? If these are complementary colours, then I'm ...
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Two "color wheels" consisting of distinct colors

This is probably a complete novice question, so apologies in advance if that is the case. Is there a standard way to create two "color wheels" that consist of very distinct color palettes? ...

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