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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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Differences in rendered color for text with small font-sizes (16px) in Chrome and Firefox?

I have a text with the following color and font-size: color: rgb(60,128,124); font-size: 16px; But they look completely different on when rendered by Chrome (when compared to what I get on Adobe XD ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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How does one make & print fluorescent designs in photoshop?

Do you just use fluorescent pantone colours? And if so, how do you go about printing? Is RGB the correct file format? Even then, will I have to specify the colours used to the printing company? Also - ...
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Text over background colored getting a weird yellow border

I'm working on a logo using illustrator. I just put a black text over a red shape and my text is getting a boring yellow border around it. In this case, shape is red, but whatever the color I use, ...
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Why does Illustrator turn a shade of grey into non-even RGB?

I found this problem recently in Illustrator CS5. Make a new document, either RGB or CMYK, make a rectangle, and click on the fill of the color palette. Set K to 10%, and the RGB changes to non-even ...
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photoshop coloring with an outline, refine edge

n photoshop I imported the black outline of a character for coloring. I want to create a quick mask so that I can't color outside the character's outer perimeter. Since the character's outline is ...
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How can I change 3d box color and keep faces color intensity as in the beginning in Inkscape?

I have a 3d box with the predetermined color and it looks like this: When I change the color, for example, to red, know it looks like this: So as seen, now all the faces have the same color ...
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For web, should a P3 image be converted to sRGB or left in P3?

When preparing graphics for the web, if an image is using Display P3 color space, should it be converted to the so common (and so unfortunately named) sRGB EIC61966-2.1, or left in its native Display ...
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How to export a design with transparency in CMYK?

I made a design in a document with CMYK color mode and exported it to PNG with transparency to send to an online service that prints it on goodies (mugs and hats on Vistaprint, if that helps). The ...
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Illustrator color picker fails to detect a web color

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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Why is GIMP brightness and contrast adjustment with a luminosity mask not color-neutral?

Here is the background part of a picture: I want to brighten the shadows and midtones and leave highlights untouched. I create a luminosity mask following the official tutorial, then apply brightness-...
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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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Why are laser printers worse with color than inkjet printers?

I printed some color designs on a laser printer and the results were surprising: MediumSlateBlue looks like DarkBlue, and Gold and Orange seem to me much closer on a print from that laser printer than ...
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Isometric color shading rule for pixel art

Lets say I have a cube in an isometric pixel art with the 'normal' color #ff0000 (red) and I want to shade remaining sides, is there a rule for selecting the top (brighter red) color and the darker ...
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How can I find a good CMYK approximation of a colour in the real world (e.g. on a wall)?

Let's say I have a wall of some colour, but I have no way to determine the actual paint that was used. All I have is the eyeball impression in front of me. How can I now work out a good CMYK colour ...
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How can I make blue and yellow blend into green in Inkscape?

When I mix blue and yellow in Inkscape, I get gray. How can I instead get green, like you would see when mixing crayons or paint?
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How to make colorful liquid effect

This is a graphic from a Japanese artist called Mitsuo Katsui. I have been trying to figure out how I could emulate that liquid multi-color effect as well as giving it a slight glow as seen in the ...
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How to change set of color by another CorelDraw

I need to change set of colors by another one in CorelDraw. For example: I have red shapes and I need to change all red color by same green colors.
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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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vector 's actual color are being lost over another vector

I have two vectors, the flower layer is on top of the box, transparency for both the layers are 100% opaque. I dunno why yellow petals of flowers are turning green when placed over the purple box.
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Print in Acrobat with Color Profile and Relative or Perceptual intent

I'm used to print regularly with Photoshop and custom icc color profiles, relative or perceptual intent and/or black point compensation so I'm pretty aware of that kind of settings. I tried to follow ...
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How can I apply the exact same filter to multiple photos like this account?

I have multiple photos and I want to be consistent in their appearance like the attached photo. I am new and haven't been able to figure it out yet.
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Matching colors for customer's display [duplicate]

I realize this a difficult issue to solve but still, maybe someone can suggest a good compromise. When designing a website on my system the colors look the way I want but when checking them on the ...
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Demonstrating colour theory through these exercises [closed]

Can you please explain how I'm supposed to create these tasks? • Using coloured paper swatches, give examples of the following 3 Colour Chords: dyad,triad and tetrad. • Using paint or paper, create ...
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How can I analyze image colors expressed in the L-a-b model?

I have a database of colors in L-a-b format. the colors of the database comes from the colors of porcelain material and they are 80 or 90 colors, when I want to make a new color thes reference of ...
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How to notate colour?

How is colour notated? For example, if you want to refer to a specific red colour, say the red in the basic MS Paint colour palate, how do you notate this? Do you write Hue: 238, Sat: 205, Lum: 125; ...
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Mix Blackwhite and Colored Photo

I have a set of images which I need to "merge" in After Effects (or any other programm which supports batch image processing): One image is a high-resolution black-white image, the other one is a ...
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How to remove a color (i.e. make it transparent) from a set of SVG images?

I have a folder with over 600 of such SVG images, and I want to remove all objects with the color value #FFFFE6 in all of them to save space. I can't use a magic wand tool because the color is ...
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How can I find “hidden” colors in an Illustrator document?

I made a color group of black and white objects. But it shows 3 different blacks and 1 gray and 1 white color in the swatch. How can I isolate or find/see those specific colours that are unwanted in ...
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How to invert the values of a specific color channel in Photoshop?

I want to invert the green channel for my normal map texture (for use in a program which uses different handedness from the program that generated it). How do I do that using Photoshop preferably (or ...
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How to determine a starting hex value to which I can apply opacity and get a desired color?

I'm starting with a brand color: #18C1E0 In our product, I'd like to have an object with 25% opacity that still has the appearance of this color (#18C1E0) on a pure white background. How do I ...
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Should we increase saturation and brightness on CMYK colors?

I already heard that when we're gonna pick a correspondent CMYK color from a RGB one, it's "recommended" increasing saturation and brightness in order to get a better printing result, because every ...
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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 would I make the letters rose gold colored?

I have a pink napkin with letters that are rose gold colored: The problem is that the letters look too golden and not pink enough. If I try taking pictures of the napkin with better lighting, the ...
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Count different colors in a pixelated picture

I need the easiest way to be able to count the different colors in a pixelated picture that I have. So you understand what I'm talking about. If you look up counted cross stitch you'll see it comes ...
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How to correctly save a file to CMYK and PMS formats?

I finished my new logo and always I make a logo, I pick CMYK format, thinking on print and vector first. I created a color scheme using Adobe Color by setting up the HEX values. As you may know, Adobe ...
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RGB palette to predetermined CMYK palette in InDesign and/or Illustrator

Happily this isn't yet another "why do my RGB colors look different in 4cp output" question. But let me admit that I may be missing something obvious here. I am working with InDesign and Illustrator ...
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How to recreate this colour change on Photoshop

I had previously edited this photo, however the file was corrupted and I cannot remember how I edited it, and I can't recreate the same effect of the colour change. I am wanting to recreate the black ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add to that ...
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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

I was able to create a .gpl file colour palette which is working fine with Inkscape. Sadly, the colours auto arranged themselves in some funny order. Probably from ffffff to 000000. All I had to do ...
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How can you use foreground color when using Hue/Saturation (Colorize option)?

I am using the adjustment layer Hue/Saturation and have the Colorize option checked. I guess it adds a layer over the entire image which then you can move the Hue bar left and right. What I am asking ...
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Gimp Question: How to remove multicolored transparency?

I am getting a little frustrated with the newest version of Gimp because it is doing something that the older version has never done in regards to a transparent background. In the old Gimp, when I ...
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Palette of at least 10 hues with 4 lightness levels (by perceived appearance)

For a user interface I need at least 10 distinctive perceived hues, to get a palette with these criteria: The palette should have at least 10 hues and 4 lightness levels for each hue (dark, medium-...
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Multiple color of a glyph in a font

I need to create a font where one particular glyph looks like the image below. The complete 'blue bird' is the logo and a glyph. The idea behind this is that the color of 'e' change when I change the ...
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Transform given color to 'Color Blind' scale

I am working on one project where I want people to have choice of visualizing graphs and illustrations in 'Color-blind' scale (design should emulate colors which will be visible to color-blind person)....
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Sample Inverse Color in Photoshop

I'm looking for a way to quickly get the inverse of a color into the foreground or background color swatch. Ideally, I would like to use the eyedropper to sample a color from an image, but have the ...
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Drawing attention to this banner by using color

I am working on a banner for a startup to be displayed at events. However, I am struggling with supporting colours at the moment. The entire thing looks very dark, and I wonder if it does the job of ...
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How do I prevent opacity shades from getting darker when overlapping each other in Adobe Illustrator?

Here is my current project: How do I prevent the darker black underneath the bowl? Both layers are at 50% opacity at #000000.
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What CTA color would work best?

I am just getting into UI design. I have a site I am working with right now whose primary color is #ffb606(yellow). All of my CTA's are yellow with white text. I need to change the CTA color but I am ...
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What color scheme to choose for background color of different section in one page website?

I have a website page with different sections like about us and contact us. I was learning about color wheel schemes but it is still unclear if I should use complementary or analogue scheme for ...

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