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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 this calligraphy style working for my brand?

I would like to know if the calligraphy style signature looks good and if the type face for miss graphics compliments it. Also, which colour scheme looks best. Thank you :) Miss here means mr. mrs. ...
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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

This is the map of all topics my project discusses: Click for full screen. SVG file Here are the feedback of the viewers: Person 1: The color is painful to the eyes Person 2: The graphic is quite ...
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Do I need the Pantone Solid Coated Guide if I have Color Bridge Coated Guide?

I need a Solid Coated Pantone Guide. If I buy the Coated Color Bridge, does that have all the solid swatches (PMS) in addition to the CMYK equivalent? i.e. Would it be redundant to buy the regular ...
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How to make text on color stand-out? [duplicate]

For example, if I had a dark blue or black background choosing white text will make it stand-out and more readable. If I had a white or off-white background, black text will stand-out and be ...
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Swatch Conflict

I am a very novice Illustrator user. I have recently been getting the following pop-up every time I go to copy text from one worksheet to another. This didn't use to happen: "The color swatch "...
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Rules for adding colors to a black and white palette in web

I am working on a fashion website for my own portfolio, that allows users to have their own account where they save fashion related items. A sort of Pinterest for fashion items. Now, I know that the ...
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Good color to get attention in presentation

I am working on an important presentation and and need a color to highlight otherwise black text on white background (beamer presentation). An example is highlighting data in a table with a color for ...
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Low Poly Problem in Illustrator - White Lines Around Shapes [duplicate]

I made this Low poly image (zoomed in version of just the eye). I followed all of the steps and I couldn't have done anything wrong: If you look closely, you can see these white lines between every ...
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Is there a name/formulae for the hue-circle scaling Adobe is using with "Kuler"

It's not immediately obvious, but when you visit Adobe Color aka "Kuler", you'll notice that the hue of the color-circle is not evenly spaced: As you can see in the image above, a regular hue spacing ...
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Unable to change text color in Photoshop

I'm using the text tool, I type some text but it types in all white. I go to highlight the text and change the color to black, at the top of the screen on the toolbar, and the color won't change. I'm ...
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Are these Pantone colours all the same?

I have a Pantone colour that is supposedly the same, but seems to be showing up differently from 3 different sources. The colour itself is Pantone 333 C InDesign Printing company (PDF proof from ...
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Most discernible text colors on printed white paper

For a paper I am writing, I need to annotate pieces of text with a color. Apart from black, I need four easily discernible colors of which one should be blue(ish) and one should be red(ish). The text ...
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Why do my photoshop designs turn neon when I upload them online?

I am confused with what colour profiles I should be using where, as when I upload any of my designs online or try emailing them over to clients sometimes they are fine, but a lot of the time they show ...
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Changing Opacity vs Changing Color

I have noticed in several professional documents (templates, guidelines, co-workers' projects, etc.) the designer has adjusted the opacity of certain elements to get the desired colour. Is this best ...
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Applying complex gradients in logo

I am trying to trace this logo but i am not getting how can apply this gradient and how to apply depth using lines. I tried by drawing lines and gradient stoke around it but this was not helpful for ...
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CMYK colours wrong on export in Illustrator

I am making a flyer on Illustrator. It has a grey background 0,0,0,30 is the CMYK value. When I export to any format or even in RGB the grey seems to have a red hue to it. How do i get a realistic ...
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How to apply transparent gradient along each segment of a curve?

Say I have a white curve in black background: The curve has some points cut it to separate segments. From point A in the line whose opacity is 100%, the transparency gradually increasing and then ...
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Color Gradient Inkscape

I've another question for you ✨ I have a circle and I would like to fill it with a white gradient; These are the best example I could do: How can I make this effect on Inkscape? I feel lost because ...
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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 do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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Any problems with light text on dark background?

My high school journalism teacher always said putting light text on a dark background is hard on readers' eyes and is a bad thing to do. But in my experience making spreads, there are many instances ...
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Contrast Color with Red [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need help with the Color Combination for the Red Can some one help me to find a color that contrast the color Red HEX: cd0001 I am looking for something i dark rang of Grey, ...
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What's the relationship between the L value of HSL and fractional paint mixing?

My question is simple - I want to know if there's a linear relationship between adjustments made to an HSL value's L amount and the corresponding adjustments achieved by taking a paint of that colour ...
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How can I change the color of images in GIMP?

I'm creating a login form like the following. Now I have the color versions of the images but I don't know how to make them black and white. Can you help me?
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Black-white and grayscale to alpha conversion for images

Is there an utility for converting all black-white and grayscale images from certain folder to the same images with adjusted alpha channel? For example, for pixel (r:50, g:50, b:50, a:0) I would like ...
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How to select a global fill color for shapes

Working with Photoshop CS4, I have a file with 4 shapes and some portion of the same shapes to create overlay effects, I need to color a set of shapes with color A and the other set with color B, ...
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Colors not displayed properly on screen when saved as CMYK

I've had this issue for a while on all my files that I created and then exported from Illustrator. [here's the scenario] I create an image in Illustrator using CMYK. (I prefer to work in CMYK mode ...
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Is there a way to test a color series of .ai graphics placed in InDesign?

I have a set of 8 label graphics designed in Illustrator (.ai files) that I am placing in InDesign for text layout. I've placed these labels on a large page for printing and want to test out a series ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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Laptop screen for digital design

I am searching for a laptop with a screen that is suitable for digital design purposes What I am particularly concerned about is a statement made by a poster (on here): (the objective is to) make ...
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Do I need to change colour settings in Illustrator if printing on uncoated paper?

I've created a CMYK logo file that will mostly be printed on uncoated paper. On screen the colour looks much brighter than I expect it to print. The colour setting CMYK working space I'm using in ...
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Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
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Besides pantone colors, is there any refrence database for equally distributed fashion colors?

I'm trying to divide color space into 150-200 colors. I'm looking for Hex code/ RGB values and corresponding color name that is simple, well known & understandable by normal people. Is there any ...
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Illustrator CS5 eyedropper tool only picking up black for PDF / screenshot images

I'm using Illustrator CS5, MacBook Air, macOS Sierra. The eyedropper tool is only picking up a mixed black whenever I sample from a PDF or screenshot image. Things I have tried: Restarting computer, ...
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How to maintain the colours of my design when printing

I have taken a long time to design my own business card in Photoshop. However, the colours are much darker and all wrong (sometimes too blue, sometimes too pink) when they are printed by the printers. ...
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Question about spot colours in full colour documents

I am trying to understand various aspects of spot colours. If I am working in photoshop and I use say a pantone colour for a part of my artwork (in my CYMK file) ... lets suppose I've used it as the ...
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Why does Adobe Illustrator change my web colors?

I opened a new document in Adobe Illustrator CS5, which defaults to CMYK as a color mode. I imported a raster image, used LiveTrace with 6 grayscale colors, expanded, and saved as SVG, which changed ...
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Pantone color doesn't translate to new document?

I'm experiencing a very weird problem in Illustrator with a Pantone color. I have a document open with a logo in it that is Pantone 280 C, blue. I copy the logo into a new Illustrator document and it ...
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Can't apply a Pantone color in Photoshop

I'm trying to change the color of a specific text applying a Pantone color. However after I clicked ok and click to check if the color was changed, the previous color is displayed instead of that ...
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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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Photoshop Hue Change Color

I am doing tilemapping for a game. I originally went with a bright, vivid style but now want to tone it down into a more realistic style. I spent a lot of time making a nice grass tile, but as you ...
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Determine N Contrasting and Aesthetically pleasing colors

How does one algorithmically calculate a set of N colors that are both contrasting and aesthetically pleasing? For example, we want to plot an unknown number of lines on a graph that still looks good....
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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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Choosing colours for type in web design

This is something that I've struggled with for a while now and I really want to correct it. Whenever I create a web design I use a colour pallete of 2 or 3 contrasting colours normally for things ...
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Pantone- Achieving Color

I'm trying to create a brand identity guide for the small non-profit I work for. The color selected before I joined the organization was Pantone 3125U. I've read so much over the last few months in an ...
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Which RGB profile should be used when exporting a PDF for web?

I created a 60 page book in CMYK because it is going to be printed. I now need to convert this document to RGB so it can be viewed online. From doing a little research on this site, I see that I can ...
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How to get close to PMS 662 or PMS 296 in CMYK?

Basically I am trying to achieve Navy color or PMS 662 or PMS 296 with CMYK and having trouble. This will be used on Dye Sublimation print. Is there any recommendation on how I should do with CMYK. ...
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colouring an icon accurately

I am a coder really, and I have to recolour an icon - and I can't get it work. Here is the icon I need it to be #df2526 I created a new adjustment layer that is hue saturation and click colorize (...
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How to create Gradient Highlight / Shadow using One Spot Metallic Gold Color

My client asks to use one metallic gold color (for example Pantone 871c) in large heading text and other designs. I'd like to make the gold color pop even more with gradient of light and dark. How do ...
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How to make a multi-color gradient in photoshop?

Hello, I was wondering what it takes to make this blurred and blended type of multi colored gradient in photoshop? Any help is greatly appreciated!