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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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Placing image on .AI file with colors matching

I have a black-and-white image on a white background, which I want to place on an Illustrator file with a non-white background color, and I want the image to blend with that background. What I tried: ...
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Color palette generator method for website sections

I want to generate a color palette using coolors.co using this green color (#24855E) as a starting point but I don't know which option to select to generate a palete like the example below. I was ...
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How do I Convert a 8 Bit Colour Code Into a Normal Hex code?

I have an 8 bit color code in binary like so (RRRGGGBB): 00011001 I need to be able to convert it into a hex code (e.g FFFFFF). What is the best way to convert an 8 bit color code into hex?
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The best way to color correct this photo?

This is a photo I'm trying to update to modern standard: What I did was go to Levels, and for each color channel I moved the slider from a spot with no information to where the histogram begins. I ...
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Is it a good idea to “invert” mostly-black screenshots for printing?

I'm working on a book and there are some screenshots I'd like to use as figures. However, due to the topic of the book (retrocomputing), the screenshots are mostly black, with a small handful of ...
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How do I fix splotched color?

Basically as you can see the photo has this weird purple saturation on the right side. I know it has something to do with overlay or color blending modes but I can't quite connect the dots on how to ...
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How do I create a layer by selecting a color, in GIMP?

I recently heard about an interesting shortcut, in Photoshop, involving holding Alt (I think) while clicking on a color and automatically creating a layer of that color in the image document. That is, ...
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Photoshop: change B&W gradient to red-white

In Photoshop, on a transparent layer, I have an area with a black-to-white gradient. I want to turn it to a red-to-white gradient, so that pure black (0,0,0) becomes pure red (255,0,0). In the example ...
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Modifying colors in an image to match a palette

I'm looking for terms, search keywords, or filter names related to how to do the following: Let's say you have a photo of a meadow. You also have separate color palette (ex: https://coolors.co/fe5d26-...
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How to pick the right colors of an image in order to create a efficient color palette for a website?

My aim is to build a color palette for a dark mode website based on an image I've chosen. I would like to know if there is a specific technique or process to pick, among all the colors, the right ...
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Is there a better way with gradients in Illustrator?

Although I am an experienced designer, there is something I always struggle with and I feel it is something that subconsciously makes me hate working with or creating vector art and graphics. I ...
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Get Cadbury Dairy Milk colors using Adobe color wheel

I am looking at the Cadbury Dairy Milk colors on this link and obviously the colors are well matched and complementary. So I try to generate something similar using a tool like Adobe color wheel but I ...
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Find the hex code for a transparent color

In the image below, there are four colors. Three of them are opaque, and two of those opaque ones are behind a semi-transparent color. I want to find the exact hex value and opacity of that color. ...
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How to make transparent a solid background in After Effects. The solid is black and toggling to transparent view does not work

I am a newbie to Adobe After Effects and I have this Atom animation. I would like to show many duplicates of these in one shot. However, the effects are playing in a way that are limited to their ...
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A comprehensive shadow on a black background

Consider a circle on a white background with a nice (dark and untoned) shadow. But when the background is turned black (#121212), the shadow completely disappears. I've scaled the web, and the only ...
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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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InDesign: Export with SVG in spot colors

My Indesign document needs to be printed with a spot color. I have a svg-logo which is supposed to have this exact spot color. It seems that I have no control over the color of the svg? How can I ...
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Exporting a vector logo to JPG/TIFF changes colour values

I'm facing a perplexing problem while exporting a vector graphic (a logo) from illustrator. The document colour profile is CMYK and I'm attempting to export high resolution JPG/TIFF files for print in ...
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Color shift when image is converted to CMYK

I'm working with a graphic designer to design a book cover for a self-published title of mine on Amazon. The purple in the cover image becomes dull when converted to the required CMYK. Original Image ...
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Convert RGB color to saturated color and transparency

I have a logo with several colors at the edge that look OK with a white background. When I overlay it on a background of another color, the edge is not smooth and looks off. Therefore, I would like to ...
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How can I get remote clients to approve colours without sending them prints?

A remote client needs to approve of some colours I chose. I am wondering if there are any new solutions to this problem that doesn’t involve sending prints in the post?
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How do I make to make picture solarized like example

I'm now self-learning PTS and I want to edit my photo into the color or maybe into this style like this picture. Anyone knows? Please show me how. Thank you
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Do colors like these have a specific name OR special “category” of names for each?

I'm a graphic designer but I've a weak point. I quite don't know the names of these colors. In my office and with friends, I usually call each of them green. But I've noticed more and more my ...
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How do I find multiple variation of same color which are visually contrasting

I am developing some kind of heatmap for a stock market-related project which has ~80 large to small boxes on the screen to denote a stock and it's change I use a red background on box to denote loss, ...
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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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Why Photoshop changes the color after export even I use sRGB profile?

First, I created a new file in sRGB space: Then I painted it with the color (255, 0, 0): I double-checked that I'm working in sRGB: Then I exported it: Then the final result is still not shown as (...
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Design system - shades of primary color from 050 to 900 how to evaluate which colors are these?

I want to create a scale of shades from 050 to 900. (I refer to Material Design Color palettes like here: https://material.io/design/color/the-color-system.html#color-usage-and-palettes) I have my ...
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Colour in image does not match colour selected through Gimp's 'colorize' tool

I wish to change a colour in an image using Gimp, but the new colour in the image doesn't match the colour I choose through the colorize tool. For example, if I try to change a colour to red, the ...
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New brush strokes keep changing the opacity/color of previous strokes

In the image below, I showcase the problem: Brush strokes change color when covering each other/interacting, when I go over the same area in more than one stroke, things get "whitened" ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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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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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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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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My calculator has an odd orange button on it

I have this calculator with an all-around grayscale design, except an odd bright orange subtraction button. Why is it orange?

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