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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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Where to find more to 4 combo colors generator?

I'm looking for a color combo generator that return me more than "canonical" 4 colors. I need 10+ "nice" combo colors . Can you help me where to find or how to generate by myself?
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Color mixer that can mix 3 or more colors?

I'm looking for some sort of service, tool or application – even manual techniques – where you can digitally mix/blend 3 or more colors (i.e. not 2 as in most applications out there) and get the ...
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How to convert .ASE or .ACO color swatch files to .PNG — ONLINE?

Can't find this anywhere, tried the popular online converters. How do I easily convert .ase or .aco to .png online?
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How to fine tune text colors for black background?

In a current project, I want to display formulas with different colours on black background. My idea is that they are easy to distinguish, have good contrast to the black background and fit together ...
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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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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 files? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray 2. DeviceRGB 3. DeviceCMYK Device ...
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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 the colors of certain PNG files getting distorted when opened in Illustrator?

I was trying to open an iPhone screenshot in Illustrator, but for some reason the colors are distorted. If I open the same file in any other application (Photoshop, GIMP, Preview, etc.) the colors are ...
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Changing logo color scheme

I own a registered logo design. It is currently in black and white. Can I legally change the color scheme from black and white to other colors?
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Opacity problem over white object in Illustrator

I have a problem. I'm working with an object at 50% opacity. When it's over the artboard itself the color looks great, but when I put a white object behind it I get this weird color that doesn't look ...
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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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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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How to create a darken/lighten keyboard shortcut in Illustrator?

Searching for greyscale keyboard shortcuts I stumbled upon this nice useful video. However at minute 1:15 she uses a keyboard shortcut to quickly lighten and darken the selected colors. How does she ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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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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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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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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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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Change color of a group in Sketch?

Is it possible to change the color of all elements in a group? Currently I have to select each layer in the group to change the color. I wonder if there is a faster way, to achive a color change of ...
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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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CS PDF Export color loss

I'm working with a psd in PS in CMYK mode. After exporting a standard "High Quality Print" PDF, there is noticeable overall desaturation in the exported PDF. Why, if I am working in CMYK, and ...
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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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How do I replace the blue color with red in this image?

I'd like to replace the blue in the linked image with red. What is the easiest and best-looking way to do this? I had the idea of selecting the gold trim and colorizing the inverse, but that would ...
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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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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 to divide circle of colors into named segments?

Is there some convention to divide circle of colors into named segments? I want to define segments as basic colors, like red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and pink. Problem is: where to ...
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How can I color a part of a letter in Illustrator?

I'm trying to color the arms of a capital T in Georgia font on Illustrator for a project, but I can't do it. Can someone explain to me how to accomplish this?
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Photoshop - PNG sequence to gif with trasparency [duplicate]

I have a problem with exporting all png sequence (these are all with the transparency, also been exported to video with after effect, selected rgb+alpha), the issue is that the optimized format shows ...
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Change Hex Color of Graphic Image in Photoshop With Transparent Background

My question is very similar to this one: Changing hex color of a graphic I just want to change the hex color of the shell graphic from #53767F to #375459: According to the top answer in that question,...
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How do you make two color gradient lines in photoshop?

I tried it with two gradient overlays, but the result is just white Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
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WCAG Compliance - Does Acceptable Contrast Apply Only to Text? Or Icons and Other Graphics as Well?

I am completely new to WCAG compliance and I have several questions. I.e. say that you’re using the tool Color-pair Contrast Testing to check the contrast of background and foreground color. Your ...
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How Would I remove the lights from the windows in this city picture

I have a mockup of my take on removing the lights from the city but It looks really scrapped. Thank you to anyone who might be able to help. I work on photoshop CC 2020 Picture with Lights: https://...
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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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Problem with colors when uploading images to Facebook

I'm having problems uploading a PNG file to the web. The problem is that it distorts the color of the image. The image is a trademark and uses a PANTONE color. I think this could be the problem ...
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InDesign: Fill/Border table based on base color

I've many tables in InDesign. The table cells are shaded alternating. There is a border in darker color. Is it possible to set a base color for a whole table once and color the cells and borders based ...
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Why are certain colors more prone to compression artifacts than others?

I most often see this with compressed video, but I've also seen it often enough with JPEG images. Many times blacks, reds, and other generally dark colors seem to be especially prone to compression ...
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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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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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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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Never use pure white?

There was a famous blog post by Ian Taylor called "Never use black", in which he explained that one should never use pure, complete RGB 0-0-0 black, and should instead put a little bit of ...
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How to use color palette for Ux and UI design?

I am totally newbie in graphic design which from Mobile development.I recently take a look at UX design for mobile. I see the material design guideline in Google Material Design Guideline.But I have ...
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Inkscape ICC profiles location - specifically Adobe RGB color space

I'm trying to figure out how to get Inkscape to use the Adobe RGB color space. In the menus I've found the colour management section in: File > Preferences > Color Management, and from there I ...
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How to add golden tone to sparkles

I have a layered file that consists of a colored background and sparkles over it. There are multiple sparkle layers of different sizes and intensities. The purpose of this file is to generate ...
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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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What elements should be changed to make the logo and product label look more professional?

Jam product We are currently designing a new jam product. The target group are +30-year-old people living in Rotterdam (known for its green and white flag). It is a product with a philanthropic end ...
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List of RGB quaternary (and beyond) colors?

I'm trying to organize a list of colors for a puzzle game. I can find reliable lists (names and colors values) of the primary, secondary, and tertiary RGB colors - but I can't find any reliable list ...

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