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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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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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Illustrator: How to select a colour range

You know how you can select individual colours? And you can go to the select menu, and click select fill? I need to do that but for a colour range. Say for instance, you trace a photograph and ...
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how do i change the color of typeface on photoshop?

i used masking + Gaussian blur + curves on my typeface on photoshop after all, i wanted to change the color of typeface by clicking the letters using magic wand, but the shape of letter is ...
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How to import Illustrator swatch libraries into InDesign - Adobe Indesign Mac?

I have a very reach swatch library in adobe-illustrator like food colors and.... But in adobe-indesign I don't have many colors. Why? Can I import them to indesign?
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How can I achieve colour overlay effect in PS?

I am trying to achieve the color overlay effect on a image. I have tried Gradient Map, black and white, a new layer with fill color and reduced opacity. But none are giving the best result. What will ...
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Photoshop color difference

I am having a very odd problem. I have a photo that I took with my Nikon d5000 uploaded to photoshop, without any adjustments other than a crop, and then when I export it the color changes drastically ...
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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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Methods for improving color choice and combinations?

I often struggle choosing proper color combinations. I'm self-ware enough to realize that I'm most comfortable with, and often settle on, colors which could be seen as more corporate or retro - blues, ...
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Are “web-safe” colors still important?

Years ago, it was always strongly recommended that web designers should only use web-safe colors. Have studies been done to see if this is still the case? If so, what's the answer? Does anyone know ...
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Why is it that this color gradient is so much more attractive than others?

I've been playing around with some gradients on a site I'm developing, and I'm really interested in the psychology or other meaning behind why certain colors appear more attractive than others. Here'...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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How to calculate other colors with the same perceived lightness as a given gray value?

This is related to a question I asked on tex.stackexchange, which has a color aspect. The result of that question is the following image: I have drawn a series of gray squares on the left, with a red ...
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In Inkscape, how can I save colors for use in multiple elements?

For example, I'd like to have a color called "text-color" or one called "content-box-color". How can I save a color like this and then assign it to an element?
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What is the fastest way to copy a colour in Photoshop as HEX?

A lot of designers use Photoshop as a design and mockup tool. And in doing so, one of the last steps can be to get a lot of the colour information out so things like gradients and dynamic text can be ...
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Change gradient colors in Inkscape

How can I change the color from which to which the gradient should be changing in Inkscape?
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What's a good source of color palettes to provide to a color-blind user?

There's a question on this site already about choosing good color palettes when designing for color-blind users. My question is different — it's about working with colors for an audience with normal ...
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How is color used in document design?

What kinds of problems are faced when designing documents that the use of color is often a solution to? What kinds of problems are faced when actually using color in documents? I'm trying to provide ...
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Formula for finding out the result of a color after applying x% opacity to it?

I have 2 colors #a1a2a4 black (#000000) white (#ffffff) Now I need to know how much opacity (in a percent) must I apply to the second color (black) against a background of the third color (white) to ...
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How to select colours that match each other?

Looking at the colours in this logo, it is clear that the colours match each other. How do I find an orange and purple that match the same colour scheme? I suppose the colour in the 'R' is yellow?
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How to prepare RGB image for silk-screen printing

I have an image in RGB which I would like to silk-screen on a t-shirt. I want to prepare the file so that the result is as close as possible to the original image. I could simply convert the image ...
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how to change the workspace color window from RGB to CMYK mode in Illustrator CS5.1?

I'm using Illustrator CS5.1 and started a new document in RGB mode. When I change the color mode to CMYK under File > Document Color Mode > CMYK Color, the Color window in my workspace doesn't ...
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When I export an image from Illustrator, why is it a slightly different color in the exported image?

I have a web design layout in AI that I'm trying to slice up into HTML/CSS. I'm having trouble keeping the colors the same in the exported files as they are in Illustrator. When I open it up in ...
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Color Picker in Photoshop is wrong

I'm having problems with my color picker in photoshop CS5 Image 1: I select the black [ish] bar. Color picker returns gray. Image 2: I select the white [ish] background below the black bar, color ...
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What is the process for creating a color palette like this?

So, this is a screen grab of Web site designed professionally. I'm particularly interested in understanding how the designer arrived at this palette. Arguably, the palette works, but I can't figure ...
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I want to learn how to select appropriate colors and fonts for a new site

I'm developing a new site, and although I know enough basic programming to make the site, I'm not artistically inclined enough to make the site look nice. So, I was hoping I could get some suggestions ...
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How can I achieve an iridescent/metallic/holographic effect in raster editors?

I understand this effect can be achieved in 3D rendering programs, but I also believe that it can be achieved through a raster editor like Photoshop. I work in Affinity Photo on iPad, so I’ll need to ...
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Why does my hexadecimal color in one browser render differently in another browser?

On the left is how it is rendered in Chrome, and on the right is how it is rendered in Safari. The color in Safari is what I am trying to nail, as determined by Photoshop's eyedropper tool, so it's ...
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Replace layer color with Photoshop

I've got this image of one of our products (baby bottle nipple) and I need to change its color to Pantone 7596, which is RGB 92, 61, 49: In Photoshop CS5, I first use the Magic Wand Tool to select ...
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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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Do you use colour lasers for proof printing?

I own an EPSON Stylus Photo RX640 printer which prints really good on special paper media, but is rather poor when it comes to normal (>75%) printing on plain papers. Beside that it's also quite ...
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Colour overlay while maintaining shadows/highlights

I'm working on a car signage concept in Photoshop. To achieve (reasonable) realism with the white sticker I simply knocked back the opacity a little. I think it gives the illusion of white but with ...
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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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Is there a way to add all colors used into the swatches panel?

Sometimes, when inspiration hits me, I start designing a document using multiple colors. Or I use the Blend tool to create a smooth set of colors for me to work with. But it always happens that ...
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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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replace single color

How do I replace a single Color in photoshop!? All, and I really mean all, sites I find with Google either use the replace color tool box (which just replaces hue), the replace color tool (which just ...
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Is there an equation to easily convert a color to its matching color in another hue?

I am trying to design a site with a couple color schemes. I am looking for a way to make color schemes that match mathematically. For example, I know that #FF0000 matches perfectly with #00FF00 and #...
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Do shadows of an object have a color?

In the following image, I placed the box manually. Created the shadow and reflection. Now, what seems a little odd is the colors of the shadows of the box and plant pot are different. Plant pot's ...
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Change black clothes into white

I have a photo of a man wearing a black shirt. I'd like to change the shirt to become white. I have tried using a Color Overlay but it looks "Photoshopped". Any alternative methods will be ...
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Working with color palettes

I have read some articles about web design, all of them recommend to choose a color palette first. I know colors are most important thing for professional web look. COLOURlovers, a web for color ...
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Am I using too much gray on my webapp?

I'm creating a mobile app that will be used by maturer people, 40 to 60 yo, so I've been searching for sober colors and I came to gray, the problem is, How much gray is too much gray? What colors ...
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What is this two color photo effect called and how to make it?

I like the effect on the images used on this Spotify page, and out of curiosity I'm trying to replicate it in Illustrator. It's not a simple multiply mask, and seems a more involved than the kind of ...
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logo with color gradient how to do this?

I would like to do the below color gradiant: Does anyone know how to approach this? I have searched but don't know the right way to name this effect. I'd prefer making this effect in Adobe ...
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Make the same grayscale image appear in different colours in InDesign

I have seen an old InDesign file link to the same tiff image but have it in different colours just by applying those colours on the object's frame within InDesign. The tiff file itself was a 8-bit ...
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Generate Color Palette from Image?

I want to generate a color palette from an image. It's a long, drawn out, tedious process because I have to copy each of the 16-32 colors per image and paste them, making sure I don't forget them ...
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Set the colour of arrows in inkscape

I have added end arrows to some connectors and Bézier curves, but I cannot find how to set their colour, since they appear to be concerned neither by the background settings nor by the outline ones. ...
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Is there a single text color that is acceptable on both dark and light background?

Is there a single text color that, when used on either dark or light background, produces a readable (or at least tolerable) output? If it makes it easier, constraints can be put on the hue, ...
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Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white?

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white? I'm thinking that maybe white doesn't count because it's the background color? Does a 1-color logo need to be literally black with a transparent ...
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Can TrueType fonts contain color?

Google's Noto Fonts include, in addition to Noto Emoji, the color TTF font called Noto Color Emoji. Can TrueType fonts have built-in colors?
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Is there a quick way to make multiple Illustrator swatches global?

Global swatches are my friends. Being able to open a swatch in Illustrator, change its colour values and have my art change along is invaluable. I know I can change a swatch to global by opening the ...
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reasoning behind black and white color scheme of perfume sites

In preparation for an upcoming project, I've been looking over a lot of different sites for high end perfumes and/or high fashion. Noticed that most of them (at least the perfume ones) have almost ...