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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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appropriate use of black in non-gray colors using CMYK

I am learning to create documents under a CMYK color model. Unlike simpler color models such as RGB, CMYK facilitates the expression of similar colors through very different combinations of base ...
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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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Is it possible to have a color control object?

I have a project with thousands of objects and plan on having text too. Is it possible to have some objects that control the color of all similarly colored objects/text (So that if I change the color ...
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bitmap format for CMYK

I would like to perform automated rasterization effects on my graphic, then send the result to a printer. ImageMagick supports the effects I require, and supports CMYK. However, I would need to be ...
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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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What will the color of my image look like once printed?

I'm working on a project in Photoshop in CMYK. I exported my rendered tif file in 2 image viewers and they don't look the same. Windows image viewer shows the same as in Photoshop but ACDSee shows ...
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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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Brightest colours in CMYK

Am I right in thinking that colours that are pure cyan, magenta or yellow would come out brighter in print than colours such as green or purple for example? Due to the fact that they haven't been ...
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Pop of Color Photoshop

I want to have the background be black and white and then a rectangle of color be normal but I don’t know how and when I erase it it’s shaky. What do I do.
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Hue rotate in inkscape

I have designed a background image in inkscape. But I used the wrong colour in the whole image or at least that's not feels good to me. So, in my website, I use filter: hue-rotate(60deg) to make it ...
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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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Changing the color of one line/stroke of a shape (Illustrator) [duplicate]

I'm new to illustrator. When I try to shape certain objects for a 2D cartoon character like the nose, for example, I want it to make the outer part of a nose one color while the color of the inner ...
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What is the math behind these color combinations?

In short, I want to know what the theory is behind the Helpscout colour palette. I think it has something to do with material.io? https://style.helpscout.com/visual-elements/ Now I've always had my ...
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Barcode in coloured parallel lines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode Can the Barcode parallel lines be coloured lines viz Red, Green, Blue etc i.e. other than Black & White? Can we use contrasting colours other than black & ...
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What is the correct color gamut to use for Instagram posts?

I have been generating some colored drawings and imported them into Adobe Illustrator. The final intent is to export a .PNG to post on Instagram. Regarding colors, I am not sure if should ignore or ...
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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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Unable to edit color of text in Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

I'm currently working through the official training workbook, the 2019 release, and am halted on Chapter 7. I'm trying to edit the text, and I'm able to do everything but edit the text color. I'm ...
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How can I ensure that gimp exports the right (solid) color?

Steps to reproduce issue: create a new document fill layer with solid color (#4b4b6b) export as jpg (File > Export) New JPG color is #4b4c6b (i.e. not the same, notice the 3rd character) When ...
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InDesign: which CMYK color space to use

I have not given this too much thought until recently, when a bit of a back and forth happened with a client. So, when I start a new document in InDesign, for CMYK print, how to I know how to setup ...
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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 to choose font color against yellow background?

There are similar questions like this and this. However, this question is different because of different design constraints. This is the interface for our game. When the user solves a word, we show ...
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How to get the best results printing white text with small font-size on a rich black background

I need to produce a document that has a flat rich-black (C60, M50, Y40, K100) background and text that is white on top. The text is set at 7pt in a monospaced font (PT Mono Regular 400). What can I do ...
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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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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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How to blacken all pixels below certain brightness level in a grayscale image in Gimp?

I have a grayscale image in Gimp. I need to blacken all the least bright parts and only keep those that are above certain brightness threshold. For example, initially all grayscale pixels lie within 0-...
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Inkscape shows wrong colors when zooming out

I have an object in my image that consists of a lot of small dots (~10,000) clustered together in a very close space. Naturally many of the dots overlap. The problem I'm having is in setting the color ...
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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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How to Change Colors of a Company Logo without Using Pen Tool?

I have a couple of company logos that I want to change to color white (to be placed in a black background). This logo is pretty simple enough to just use the pen tool. However, I have some logos that ...
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How do I ensure the file I send to an external printer will print correctly?

Hope you can help here? I have an Ilustrator 2020 design which I want to get printed on A3 (Giclee). I have an ICC profile (seems to be RGB) from my external printer who will print for me. When I ...
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How can I do this kind of color effect in adobe illustrator?

I was trying to get this color effect done using adobe illustrator but could not do it. How can I do that?
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What's the Hex or RGB color for these buttons [closed]

I've been trying to find the hex rgb color code for color being used for these buttons. Specifically, the very firts button with rounded corners. I've been searching colorswall.com or other similar ...
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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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Gimp: How can I only keep shades of yellow in an image?

I have a spectrogram of a sound Darker colors mean quieter parts, brighter colors - louder ones. I need to erase all "quiet" parts from an image and keep all "loud" ones. Loudest ...
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Why Gaussian blur in Illustrator fades into gray?

Why does my Guassian blur in Illustrator go to gray or faded white when I use it?
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Why does using additive blending with a linear colour dropoff result in dark fringes?

I'm developing a tool which allows for placing of lights in a black space, but when 2 lights are close to one another the areas near to where they overlap appear to darken: I was able to reproduce ...
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Pdf file and Png file colors printed differently from the same printer

I have a design in png and pdf formats. The png file was printed fine from Microsoft Photos and the colors were accurate. The colors of the same design however became brighter and lighter when I ...
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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 can I map the colors in a greyscale image to a specific color gradient?

I’m attempting to add color to some greyscale icons (i.e. all three channels are identical). I want to map the colors such that the brightest grey becomes one specific color, the darkest grey becomes ...
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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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Affinity Designer: Overlaying Colours

I would like to know the steps to achieve the colour effect in the picture below. As you can see, the overlaying parts between objects have different colours. I believe this is done with some layering ...
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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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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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Path color issue on Adobe Illustrator

I'm drawing with Adobe Illustrator (version 22.1 64 bit) and sometimes I've this strange behaviour of the border of a path: the border color fills a small area by the point. This area changes (and it ...
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How to make a given color a bit darker or lighter?

I have this picture: The arrows show two different colors but in fact they should be same color but a bit lighter or darker. I made this screen-shot of the application I make and the brownish color ...
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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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Blur effect becomes grey-ish and colours flat when transformed into CMYK

I need your help. I am trying to convert my RGB poster into a printable CMYK poster. But when I change the "neon like" headline to CMYK colours and the document color mode in illustrator the ...
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Which Pantone guide do I require?

I have a sports item which has some wear & tear. I want to identify the color using a Pantone guide, to order an ink and restore the item. The sports item has a glossy surface, so I think I want &...
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Palette of at least 10 hues with 4 lightness levels (by perceived appearance)

For a user interface I need at least 10 distinctive perceived hues, to get a palette with these criteria: The palette should have at least 10 hues and 4 lightness levels for each hue (dark, medium-...
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Best background color for readability

I wonder if there is any formula for any given text color to calculate the best background color for readability.

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