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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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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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Affinity Designer: How to re-colour in Pixel Persona

I would like to know how to re-color a pixel layer (after using the brush tool) in Pixel Persona. Is this even possible? Example: I'm doing some shadowing on a pixel layer with the brush tool in ...
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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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How can I read colors along path?

I would like to read continous color gradient from the image using the path ( white line on the image). I know that I can read palette but I want to read all values in a specific order to create ...
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Color correct to counter low blue light

Everytime I create a video,it looks good in a normal screen but considering half of the people have the low blue light effect enabled, I would like to balance somehow the colors of my videos to ...
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Figma: Material Design Theme Kit: Designating primary & secondary colors

Material Design Theme Kit I've successfully swapped out the default color pallet via the color styles with my own color pallet however by default the "Primary - 500" and "Secondary - ...
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Can I use a shortcut key to select the hex code box?

I'm trying to set up a macro key to Color Panel for use hex codes easily. F6 key opens the Color Panel but how can I activate the hex code box with a shortcut key? I know, it's a weird question. All I ...
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Compute White Underprint Values

I want to print this motif on a grey hoodie using DTG, how would I compute the color values for the white underprint to make the colors on grey fabric approximate the colors in the image? My ...
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How can I detect if a color is gray

I'm trying to programatically detect if a color is "gray" or not. The best measure of "grayness" I could find was the saturation. The problem that I'm running into is that ...
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FOGRA-39 color mode in illustrator

I received FOGRA 39 color mode Illustrator design file (art work) and how could i open it on Illustrator. Is there any special Color mode to activate in Illustrator? Currently i am working in U.S Web ...
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Changing colour in a complex logo

I have a complex logo that needs color change in photoshop. It's not my original design, so the orange logo you see is my original reference in good quality. How do I change this to the green tones, ...
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Showing twelve action buttons without occupying too much space

I want to show user twelve options/buttons such that those options doesn't occupy too much space on screen.I don't want to show icon with each option as it will occupy more space. The buttons contain ...
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How to make perfect/smooth selection

As I was trying to change the colour of the t-shirt for my mockup, I ran into this problem. I know that first you have to cut and put the shirt into a seperate layer and the model will have an empty ...
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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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Need help getting this color effect look [duplicate]

I've been trying to get a similar look as the photos in this image with the different color effects. I've tried messing with different blending options and even tried different gradient maps. However, ...
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possible way to remove square thing in my picture?

ok so I found this image and want to change its color but when I tried to change its color, this happened I did everything, I blurred it (surface and smart blur), I reduced the noise and still ...
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Ideal Colors for Saving, Editing, Logging Out and Deleting Confirmation Boxes

I have a question on what's the ideal colors for the ff: Creating Form Saving Confirmation Dialog Editing Form Editing Confirmation Dialog Log out Delete Confirmation Dialog The colors i have for my ...
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Adobe Illustrator Color Error

When I put a a color hex #ff00ff inside Ai, the hex number stays the same but the color gets darker and less neon. I've checked and the document was created in RGB mode, and I switched to CMYK and ...
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Colour maps for visualising sparse points against black background

I would like to visualise sparse 3D points against a black background. Each point is associated with a brightness value. I would like a colour map to display these points in a visually appealing way, ...
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Changing colors along gradients in Illustrator

I am working on a project that uses a lot of gradients. I have decided to change all instances of RGB(255,255,255) along the gradient to RGB(245,245,245) so that when I export with an alpha channel it ...
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Considerations for a producing a multi-color logo

I'm working on a logo where the client ask that I incorporate additional colors. I currently have a two color logo, orange and green, and they want the orange to transform into the red. This makes ...
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Stroke width seen only in Isolation Mode in Illustrator CC2017

I am using the curvature tool and setting the stroke to 10 pt. But the line appears to be as thin as possible. Even if I change the color of the stroke, it is not seen. All the characteristics- the ...
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Procreate coloring and clipping mask

I recently got an Ipad Pro with Procreate. I start by doing the lineart and then I want to color, and shade. i saw people use the clipping mask and I did the same. The thing is, when I color the ...
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How to create a shifting colour hue in Asprite

I am new to learning pixel art and trying to study from examples, such as in the image below: I would like to understand what tools exist to simplify the shade/gradient transition effect below (rather ...
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Illustrator eyedropper tool is picking lighter colour

I am attempting to pick the colour of the red outside of the eye in this image but the eyedropper tool keeps picking it as lighter than it actually is. The object created to the right is the colour ...
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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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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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How do I get the HTML hex color corresponding to a color on screen?

I need to render rectangles in HTML/CSS that exactly match rectangles in PowerPoint. How do I get the hex color code? Presumably the Mac Digital Color Meter Tool is the tool for the job. But me and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to change colour of drawing in SketchBook after colouring?

I am drawing a portrait and I would like to change the skin tone. I'm using separate layers for the outline, colouring, shadows, highlights, mouth, nose, etc... Is it possible to change the colour of ...
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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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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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Adobe Illustrator - uneditable spot colors?

I'm editing a file made by someone else (it was a PDF, but I saved it as an .AI file after opening it), and it contains a few almost uneditable spot colors. I can change the actual color (by modifying ...
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What iMac colour profile provides stable colour palettes with Microsoft 365 for Mac?

PROBLEM: I designed a custom Powerpoint theme on Microsoft 365 for Mac. It appeared to save but when I reopened the file, the RGB value of one colour changed by a value of 1. (R=98 dropped to R=97) I ...
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Blending Mode that imitates pigment secondaries

I'm using GIMP2 and found Blue and Yellow are making gray. Red and Green are making gray too. I'm using layers (one per color) and first assumed opacity would get me Green or Yellow in the examples ...

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