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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 to find RGB or HEX for Pantone colors for graphic design?

The client gave us the Pantone color codes. These are used on health supplement product packets printing. But the codes can't be used on social media designs. Is there any way to find the HEX or RGB ...
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How can I make a group of blurry colors in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an asset that shows as the picture attached. The image is slightly warped with the warp tool (U) (may not be the correct translation as English is not my main language). I wonder ...
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How to edit Photoshop Color profiles

I am struggling a bit today. I created a custom colour profile in Camera Raw and I would like to change something small is there a way to edit your custom colour profile?
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Why convert to CMYK, rather than continue to use RGB?

I use Adobe Acrobat to change colors in a PDF. Why does mrserge 'convert everything to CMYK' by using the 'Map, spot, process colors' Fixup? Dietrich von Seggern never does. He merely continues in ...
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Where to get a list of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade?

Where can I get freely available lists of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade? I know that it's trivial to randomly generate the pastel colors using a computer program, but I do not ...
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Can the RGB Colour Space recreate all colours within the CMYK Colour Space?

The obvious answer, to me, is that the RGB Colour Space is capable of reproducing the CMYK Colours; for the simple fact that the CMYK Colour Space is fully consumed within the RGB Colour Space as ...
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How should Colour Ranges, that exceed 4 colours, be referred to?

I am aware that CMYK is a Colour Gamut used for Printing, representing the following colours: C: Cyan; M: Magenta; Y: Yellow; K: Black. What I have not come across are standard terms used, when ...
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Would a 5+ Colour Printer output any noticeable improvements on Prints of Artwork captured by Camera/Scanner?

I wish to create reproductions, of various pieces of Artwork I have created; using a variety of Paints. The obvious first step would be to create a digital copy using a Camera or Scanner etc. Once a ...
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Is there a loss of quality when converting RGB to HEX?

The graphic designer sent me the colors in RGB, I know I can convert to hex easily, but last time I tried to do that, RGBA to HEX on another website I noticed a slight difference so I ended up using ...
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Color selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single color, then change my foreground color, is there any way I can select the color I painted into the layer as my foreground color again, without ...
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How can I fill in/color a transparent vector path in AI CS6

Thank you for taking the time. I'm actually new to AI and I'm having a trouble filling in a vector path that's transparent on the inside. I have attached a pictuare of the shape that I want to fill in,...
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Why do printer's ask for PMS Colors to be called out?

We send Illustrator files to print manufactures overseas and they ask for PMS colors to be called out somewhere within the artboard (a box of color with PMS 376 typed out underneath for example). I ...
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Why is my label so dull?

I'm unsure of why my label's golden/brown colour is so dull. It's in and was created in CMYK, the PDF was outputted to press quality. It's being printed digitally. (It's a small run of labels.) I've ...
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full spectrum lamp in Australia [closed]

I want to purchase a full spectrum or solar quality lamp. I am in Melbourne, Australia. I have heard that an architect lamp with Solux or Ott bulb will be a good solution. Can you recommend a great ...
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Printing colour from photo, but comes out wrong

When printing (on photo paper) a design with a colour that I took from a photo (using the Gimp colour picker), this colour does not come out right. It is a quite different shade, both lighter and ...
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How can I merge Color groups?

I have several color groups that I use to conform illustrations to brand guidelines, most of them saved either in the Cloud, or in .ASE format. Each color group has a little "folder" icon next to it, ...
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GIMP changes color upon export to all file types

I have an image that uses this color: But when I export to seemingly any file type (PNG, JPG, TIFF), it changes to this color: I have tried: Setting color management profile to GIMP sRGB Attempting ...
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Reading a CSV file to create 10 x 10 px pngs based on the rgb values in the CSV document

First time posting after trying to figure out a solution that would save me time with a project I'm doing. I Have this idea of using a CSV document to generate colour patches needed for another ...
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Print deep blacks in CMYK photo magazine

I am very much a novice when it comes to working with printing and colour values and I am using InDesign for the first time. I am working on an all black and white photographic magazine, which will ...
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How to fix the problem for the color schemes differences for the mac and windows screens [duplicate]

I am a product designer, I use MacBook Pro for my design work. Whenever I design an app/website/web pages after it went live the big problems comes up as color differences in the Apple screen and ...
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What's the difference between “Pixel” and “RGB” in GIMP's Pointer Information dialog?

The following dialog (in GIMP 2.10) shows two different R, G, B values for "Pixel" and "RGB" settings: Why are they different? I assume that "Pixel" means the pixel value as stored in the image (in ...
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How do you set the text colour in Indesign to change depending on page background?

I have an InDesign spread where some pages have a white background and some have a red background. I want to flow text across both types of pages, and change the text colour depending on what the ...
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What is the algorithm behind photoshop palette knife effect?

I am trying to find the algorithm or even the general idea behind some of the effects used in Photoshop. Specifically, the palette knife effect that simplifies the colors of an image. For instance, ...
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How can I adjust these background colors so they are the same?

I'm using a set of pictures in a colour-themed report. Please take a look at the pictures below. The theme colour is RGB{52,177,201}. I would like to alter the images slightly, more specifically, ...
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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

I'm trying to print a white flower design inside a black box which will be printed on white photo paper on an Epson SC P5000 printer. I would like the white designs inside the box to appear as ...
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illustrator gradient slider lightens up in the middle

I have a simple two color gradient on an image. I changed the colors to pantone colors to print the design. But now that I changed the colors, the gradient lightens up in the middle. I would love ...
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Make color transparent and keep the same visual color

I have this color #EEF1F3. I need an element to have this color as the background color. In this case I need the color to be opaque by a ratio of 5% (opacity: 0.05). But I don't know how to turn this ...
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Making a new floor pattern

How do i change the pattern 1 tile (used in the first image, the inside of the castle) to look like the pattern 2 in the second image (the castle roof) I just want to change the color of the pattern ...
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Photoshop color picker giving me the incorrect color

I used the color picker tool to sample a color in one Photoshop document. The rgb returned was (1, 81, 144) - a shade of blue. In a separate Photoshop document, I want to set the fill of a shape to ...
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Have Pantone Number, Now How Do I Find In Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have selected a Pantone color from a Pantone book, let's say 285 C, now I want to make my artwork to that Pantone color and ready for print. How do I go about it?
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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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Why iOS system grays have a slight blue hue?

The light system gray defined by Apple Guidelines for iOS12 (and used by the default color scheme of the UI controls), is defined as #EFEFF4 (HSB(240,2,96)). It means that the hue is a little bit blue....
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How to ensure color fidelity of the same file on two computers?

What is the safest way to ensure that raster image exported from illustrator will be displayed correctly (in term of color fidelity) on another computer ? I know that there will always be some inter-...
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scribus: adding and naming spot color, which then can be seen in a pdf after export

In the current Scribus version 1.5.5.svn, I am adding an additional spot color as follows: Edit --> Color and Fills... --> Add --> name and select "is spot color" --> OK I can then use ...
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What is the foreground colour in Photoshop

I was working with a file in Photoshop. First, I turned it to Black and white. Now I wanted to make her lips red, for which my instructor used the brush tool with the foreground colour as black, ...
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Scribus: coloring SVG

Is there a way to use SVG graphics in Scribus and set a colors for it? I need to use a self named spot color in terms of printing business cards with partial refinement. But color properties for SVG ...
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How can I change icon colors on different background colors?

I'm using two solid icons on a card which has different background colors ( sometimes colorful images). I wanted to see if there's a way that I could make my icons visible and readable on all color ...
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Why do my vector graphics look like %$* when printed? [duplicate]

this is a newbie question: I only made a bit of interface design in my life, and now I have to produce some printables - I used my old faithful Fireworks because Photoshop I don't know how to use ...
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Failure when changing color in Adobe Illustrator CS6 turn a single object to double overlaping objects

I tried to change some text color using eyedropper tool from another object but it seemed to fail. The color didn't change, or on other occasions it turns to different color that i don't pick up. When ...
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GIMP converting #ffffff to #fdfffc in GIF

I have a GIF that I'm making in GIMP with some whites in the image. The color code before I turn the layers into a GIF is #ffffff. But when I open the image, the whites have been changed to #fdfffc. ...
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GIMP; Transfer source tonal/color profile to a second image

In GIMP, is there a programmatic/algorithmic way to transfer the color/tonal profile of one image to another when they have similar subjects? I have this image: And then this image: Similar ...
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gradients/blurs - How do I reproduce this gradient?

I've been trying to reproduce this art but can't get such smooth blur and how it just "drags" like smoke... Where should I do it: Photoshop or Illustrator. And how to do it?
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Script: Change color Saturation while maintaining L in LAB model

For example, I have a red color #633b3d (Saturation: 40, L: 30) and I want to transform Saturation to 80 while maintaining L (resulting color should be #83211b). If I simply change foregroundColor.hsb....
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How do I reorder gradient colors for highest contrast?

If I color the world's 41 time zones using the qgis' "spectral" gradient, I get the following, as expected: I like the colors (though it'd be nice to get a little purple in there), but want to re-...
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How to invert colors of a picture on Mac? [closed]

How to invert colors of a picture on Mac? I'm using macOS 10.13.
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I converted Type to shape, but now I want to make the entire vector one color

Is there any way I can flatten this small portion of the vector? To me it looks like a pixel that I should be able to paint, or change the color of. However, I tried to Edit > Recolor, and it did not ...
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Changing to CMYK Color Mode Negatively Changes Texture Color That Was Made With Photoshop Colorize Tool

I'm an eCommerce entrepreneur designing packaging for my product and have encountered a problem while wanting to print some packaging with a printing factory. They accept only CMYK color mode, so ...
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text color changes from one computer to another

Edited an image and put-in gray color text. When the same file was opened on another machine, the color appears as RED. I did the editing on a trial version of illustrator and saved it as a xx.ai file....
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Can a combination of purple-green or pink-green make a design look bad?

Just like we use some green on red (not all cases, depends on saturation and lightness) as shown in last image, which looks not very common & attractive when it comes to illustrations for social ...
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Managing colour palette

I am using CS4 and I am trying to keep my own palette of colours, organised in groups, for my projects. I am a bit annoyed by the way I use it and I am wondering what the best way is. Ideally, I ...

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