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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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How can I make a raster layer show in a custom pixel pattern (bricks), where each pixel (brick) is one colour? (see picture)

In this picture, you can see that each brick has chosen a colour based on the most prominent colour value of the picture. I'm interested in painting a picture on a brick wall, but having the bricks ...
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Can you match color levels of semi-overlapping layers in GIMP using a single pixel color?

I am putting together fluorescent images taken on a microscope. I have taken sequential images that overlap for anywhere between 20 - 50 pixels at the edges. I have set up grids so that I have perfect ...
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Use GIMP to replace very faded colors in scan with bolder colors

I'm definitely not an advanced user! On our wall is a beloved old crayon Valentines poster. After years, the red and orange colors have really faded so half the image is unreadable. So, I made a color,...
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InDesign: Interactive colour invert on object

on the image below you should see that I have a large black shape which intersects with some black lines. I need for those black lines to turn white when they intersect with that black shape, but I am ...
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How to increase the minimal darkness?

I have an image that I like, however, the blacks are a bit to dark. I tried using the Gimp tool "Colors->Curves" where I can set the maximum value that gets brightened, however, this not ...
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How do I change my logo in png to white

I am trying to give a logo a white variant so it is easier to use when i design flyers or for marketing videos. I tried using the paint bucket tool but it did not work. Any help will be appreciated.
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Background color changing instead of foreground

I recently imported shortcuts to Photoshop, but whenever I change color it's the background one that keeps changing. It's incredibaly annoying when I draw. The obvious answer would be to delete the ...
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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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Is Pantone becoming antiquated?

This may be a bit of a rant but maybe I am missing something. The more I dive into Pantone color matching the more I am starting to think it's all worthless. I have been a graphic designer for many ...
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AI CC - How to pick and store a color from a gradient

I want to extract and store the colors of a gradient one by one, not as a gradient. If a gradient has, say 3 colors, like orange, red and yellow, I want to separate them and store each one in a ...
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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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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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How to fix colour difference on different laptops?

so I'd been designing illustrations on my HP laptop - all the images looked exactly the same colour-wise on both my laptop and my Samsung phone. Now recently I got a Lenovo Ideapad and noticed the ...
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Difference between “Empty area” and “Transparency channel” and “Alpha channel”

New to photo editing, so I've got some conceptional confusion about the colors and channels, In photoshop, we can create text layer, we can have text on top of an "empty space" the checker ...
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How to make a vivid orange pantone color for a book title, if I need it to be printed in process colors along with some photo?

I need to print a title for a book cover and it needs to be bright/vivid orange, but it needs to be printed in Process colour along with a photograph.. (to print it at the same time) and i dont know ...
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Colors in Illustrator's Artboard appear different as they do in the Color Picker

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator for quite a while and I've never encountered this problem. When I pick a color the Color Picker shows the right values, but the color displayed in the ...
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Do RGB cubic-coordinate and HSL cylindrical-coordinate systems both support same colors?

Do RGB cubic-coordinate and HSL cylindrical-coordinate systems both support the same colors? Does one system support more or fewer colors than the other, or does one system support a color that cannot ...
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Too bright HEX color

I've stumbled upon a problem while redesigning a Xd-mockup for a company I work for. They are using the CMYK 56,4,100,0 for alle their offline marketing, which works great for that purpose. But when I ...
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Stroke Paint default activation

I have to enumerate hundreds of cables for a project but every time I write something Stroke paint is activated The problem is that Inkscape draws the text automatically with stroke and without a ...
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When to use Curves for photo?

i don't understand something in color correction, when should i use Curves that changes Shadows/Highlights colors, rather than change the color itself by using for example selective color?
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Pantone colour shades

Is there some sort of secret way I don't know about to easily identify related shades of a Pantone colour (i.e. lighter / darker within the same colour) ? The underlying use is creating a theme ...
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Remove a transparent colored line from image

I am far from a skilled artist, so sorry if the question has a common answer. I couldn't find anything, but perhaps my lack of knowledge on the subject prevents me from even knowing what to be ...
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Are luminosity and value synonymous

I have always heard the word value used to describe the lightness of a color. Does luminosity refer to the same thing?
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Color removal followed by transparency reproduction

I have a large number of images I'd like to remove the background color of and replace with 100% transparent background. I also have semi-transparent rectangles which I need to "color correct&...
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How to make a 20% tint of a CMYK color in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a tint of a color in illustrator but can't figure out how to do that with CMYK colors. With pantone colors, you're usually able to make a tint by selecting the swatch and clicking ...
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Color replacing in the indexed image

I have 8-bit indexed BMP image. How can replace some colors in it using Photoshop (13.1.2) but obligatory making sure/constraining that the new colors will be taken taken ONLY from the image palette?
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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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Hard Light Color Gradient Over Photo

Anyone know how to make a gradient like attached with the underlying photo standing out with white highlights? The soldier image is the sample I am trying to replicate with the guy in the suit with ...
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Indexed image color palette

I have an bpm 8-bit indexed image. I've extracted color palette from it in Photoshop but to my surprise it turned out that the palette includes much more colors than i can see used in the image. Is it ...
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Illustrator is dulling the colours of old files

I wanted to open some old files in Illustrator but when I opened them I found it had changed the colours and dulled them all down. I haven't changed any settings myself, though I believe it's been ...
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How do I fit the entire 'Recolor Artwork…' pop up into my illustrator window

I'm running into this frustrating problem ever since the latest adobe update. They changed the design of the 'Recolor Artwork...' function, and now when I click it the window seems to be hidden behind ...
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How to convert blurry edges to be one of the colors it is blurred between?

I have an image with a number of different colored polygons. Each polygon is intended to be a solid color, but the edges of each are softened and blurred between the colors (e.g., the pixels between a ...
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How can I get a matte background printed? [closed]

How can I get a matte colour printed? And what is the best app to use?
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I need to recreate/convert two designs respecting color blindness. Where to start?

I have a design made with RGB for digital platforms and the same design made in CMYK for printing. Now, I have to recreate both designs respecting Deuteranomaly, Protanomaly and Monochromatic. Where ...
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Calculate blend mode colors

In my case, I have a background color #333 and a "+" layer with blend mode difference. The blend mode is evidently so that the "+" is always nicely visible for any background color ...
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How to make this kind of color/texture effect in illustrator (for a logo)?

I'm pretty new in Graphic Design and I would like to make something similar to the background of this logo : link here : https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/003/430/840/large/benoit-...
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Advice picking colors for a videogame interface

I've been working on developing a card-based browser game, and I have to say graphic design isn't my forte. This is what the user interface for the game looks like I'm not too sure about the choice ...
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Good-to-Bad color scale without green

I'm new to the community but I was wondering if you guys could help me out. Typically when someone want to display a scale of good-to-bad they show something like: Red is bad and green is good, with ...
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Is the color exactly between two opposite colors always medium gray?

I was trying to find the opposite of a web color (let's take #917AFA as an example) and an online tool told me that it is #6E8505. Then, I used another online tool to find the color that is exactly in ...
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Change to exact hex color on image

I am trying to change the color of this image in photoshop with this color: #1B2D40 I followed the tutorials on this post: Changing hex color of a graphic, However, this didn't seem to work to replace ...
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Is there a way to set a transparent color in Adobe Illustrator?

In PowerPoint, it is really easy to remove a background of a raster image when the background is a solid color. You just have to go to "Format > Color > Set Transparent Color". This, ...
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Mixing colors in Photoshop

Is there a way to mix colors in Photoshop. For instance, here is what I want to do. But here is what I get when using Multiply blending mode as suggested elsewhere on the internet. I've also tried ...
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Is there any math formula to identify if a CMYK color is rich black?

It not need to be so precise, even because it can change depending on color profile, but I would like to know if there is some formula/algorithm that receive the percentage of C, M, Y and K, then ...
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Is there a color system in which Red, Yellow, and Blue are primary colors?

Children are often taught that Red, Yellow, and Blue are "the primary colors", with Orange, Green, and Purple "the secondary colors." This matches neither additive (RGB) nor ...
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Changing All Fills and Strokes to 1 Spot Colour - Action

I'm recording an Action in Illustrator for my Plate Making process. I'm new to Actions but so far so good. The action is quite simple. I'm supplied a 1 colour file. The file is opened and the first ...
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bitmap format for CMYK

I would like to perform automated rasterization effects on my graphic, then send the result to a printer. ImageMagick supports the effects I require, and supports CMYK. However, I would need to be ...
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appropriate use of black in non-gray colors using CMYK

I am learning to create documents under a CMYK color model. Unlike simpler color models such as RGB, CMYK facilitates the expression of similar colors through very different combinations of base ...
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Is it possible to have a color control object?

I have a project with thousands of objects and plan on having text too. Is it possible to have some objects that control the color of all similarly colored objects/text (So that if I change the color ...
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What will the color of my image look like once printed?

I'm working on a project in Photoshop in CMYK. I exported my rendered tif file in 2 image viewers and they don't look the same. Windows image viewer shows the same as in Photoshop but ACDSee shows ...
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Brightest colours in CMYK

Am I right in thinking that colours that are pure cyan, magenta or yellow would come out brighter in print than colours such as green or purple for example? Due to the fact that they haven't been ...

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