Questions tagged [color]

Questions about colors, different color space, RGB or CMYK color model, transparent color, using or changing colors.

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How to change colour of outline in Krita

How would I change the colour of an outline? For example, this: I would like to change the colour of the outline (which, the colour is currently brown) to black. Would this be possible in Krita? ...
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How to make transparent a solid background in After Effects. The solid is black and toggling to transparent view does not work

I am a newbie to Adobe After Effects and I have this Atom animation. I would like to show many duplicates of these in one shot. However, the effects are playing in a way that are limited to their ...
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Convert RGB color to saturated color and transparency

I have a logo with several colors at the edge that look OK with a white background. When I overlay it on a background of another color, the edge is not smooth and looks off. Therefore, I would like to ...
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How do I find multiple variation of same color which are visually contrasting

I am developing some kind of heatmap for a stock market-related project which has ~80 large to small boxes on the screen to denote a stock and it's change I use a red background on box to denote loss, ...
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Photoshop Scripting in vb.net to change the color of an existing vector shape

I want to open an existing Photoshop file and select a layer called Square. There is a vector shape in this layer. I want to change the color of this vector shape. That is all. I tried many things to ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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Which color scheme is better for a logo monochrome or complementary?

I decided to redesign the logo for my VAT calculator. It's a progressive web app so it has the ability to display on the home screen of a mobile or PC. So the goal is to make the logo more prominent ...
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How Would I remove the lights from the windows in this city picture

I have a mockup of my take on removing the lights from the city but It looks really scrapped. Thank you to anyone who might be able to help. I work on photoshop CC 2020 Picture with Lights: https://...
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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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InDesign: Fill/Border table based on base color

I've many tables in InDesign. The table cells are shaded alternating. There is a border in darker color. Is it possible to set a base color for a whole table once and color the cells and borders based ...
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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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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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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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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 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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What is the correct color gamut to use for Instagram posts?

I have been generating some colored drawings and imported them into Adobe Illustrator. The final intent is to export a .PNG to post on Instagram. Regarding colors, I am not sure if should ignore or ...
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Pdf file and Png file colors printed differently from the same printer

I have a design in png and pdf formats. The png file was printed fine from Microsoft Photos and the colors were accurate. The colors of the same design however became brighter and lighter when I ...
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Which Pantone guide do I require?

I have a sports item which has some wear & tear. I want to identify the color using a Pantone guide, to order an ink and restore the item. The sports item has a glossy surface, so I think I want &...
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How to create a shifting colour hue in Asprite

I am new to learning pixel art and trying to study from examples, such as in the image below: I would like to understand what tools exist to simplify the shade/gradient transition effect below (rather ...
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Get the average color of a raster image for a mosaic effect

I've been searching for a way to get the average color of a raster image, to use in a vector grid in front of it to create a mosaic effect - the "Object > Create Object Mosaic..." menu ...
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recolor objects different versions from swatch (excel)

My question is similar to Recolor Artwork: single swatch to multiple swatches, however, instead of coloring random squares, I have objects such as a shirt that want to make multiple versions of, the ...
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Colour inverted for tiffs in Windows 10 File Explorer preview (but not when you open the image up)

When I make jpg files into tiffs the preview of the image shows the colours inverted. I read somewhere that it might have something to do with the 'PhotometricInterpretation' tag being set to a value ...
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Is it possible to change colour of drawing in SketchBook after colouring?

I am drawing a portrait and I would like to change the skin tone. I'm using separate layers for the outline, colouring, shadows, highlights, mouth, nose, etc... Is it possible to change the colour of ...
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Table Created With Convert From Textfile Has Gaps in Vertical Lines

I did find a solution for the main problem: see the end of this question. I have a text-file which contains: ┌────┬────┬────┬────┐ │ A♦ │ K♥ │ Q♠ │ J♣ │ └────┴────┴────┴────┘ I convert it with: ...
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Adobe Illustrator - uneditable spot colors?

I'm editing a file made by someone else (it was a PDF, but I saved it as an .AI file after opening it), and it contains a few almost uneditable spot colors. I can change the actual color (by modifying ...
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Picking distinctive colors for close wireframe drawings?

I am working on a video game level editor, here you have a wireframe rendering that shows various properties, each having a unique color but it's hardly clear to be honest: Now if I zoom in, things ...
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A color gradient app replicating Microsoft Office's features

I'm fascinated by how you can choose which direction the gradient follows in Microsoft Office apps. For example, in the image I've attached, the one in the middle grows in an outward direction.
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Changing a color from solid gray to the equivalent opacity of black changes the appearance of the PNG export

I used LiveTrace on an raster and obtained vector graphics with shades of grey. I exported as SVG and coded a conversion of those shades of gray to an opacity of black so I can easily colorize the ...
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Web Safe AND CMYK (U.S. Web Coated v2) swatch

I was curious if there such a thing exists such as a swatch of the intersection set of web-safe and cmyk compliant colors? Is there an adobe swatch library for this? My reasoning being to limit myself ...
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SVG pixelated on small sizes

I'm using this custom size 64*64 plus icon svg as zoom icon in my website. As you can see, it's pixelated. Specially the white border. Don't know why. Because it's svg it suppose to looks sharp right? ...
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Printing flyer design on home printer turns out muddy

I designed a flyer in Photoshop, consisting of bright text over a dark stock image, and tried to print it on my own printer to get some idea of what it would look like when professional printed. ...
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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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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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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 can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on Adobe Color web page 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 ...
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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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Tips on color in UI?

I've been working on a personal project recently, and I'm having trouble implementing the full color scheme. I've uploaded a semi-functional mockup . My primary and secondary colors are: rgba(245, ...
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List of ColorSpaces does not usually include PDF ColorSpaces?

Why a (complete) list of ColorSpaces, like the one in Wikipedia, would ignore the 11 color spaces used in PDF file format? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray DeviceRGB DeviceCMYK Device ...
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Assign Profile using a custom color profile from another image

First, I am still struggling to fully understand color profiles, but I feel like I have most of the basic concepts. I welcome any corrections to any misunderstandings revealed by what I am asking, ...
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Photoshop colorize made area grainy? How to fix?

I used the colorize brush to recolor an image since Hue/saturation made everything very muddy. Im trying to preserve these nice clean lines here: When I successfully changed the color to this: Now ...
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Why do dark shades of green and teal feel "muddy?"

I'm trying to articulate why I prefer dark shades of blue in an interface over dark shades of teal, especially since the color is on a dark gray background. To me, dark green feels "muddy" and hard to ...
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Exported TIFF files inconsistent color from CorelDRAW versions

When I export a TIFF file from CorelDRAW X7 the result in CorelDRAW is different when I export from CorelDRAW X4. Why does this happen? What can I do about it?
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Material Design - Green Floating Acción Button with a tick?

I have an image processing app. The user first selects the photos he wants to process, and then selects the FAB (which has a green background and a white tick as icon). When the user selects the FAB, ...
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.dds File Loses Color When Viewed in Layers

I have three .dss photo files from a video game that are textures. A lot of the separate maps (diffuse/specular/normal) are on different layers of these photos so I need some layers individually to ...
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Get RGB/Web color values for Avery vinyl colors

I'm doing some basic web-design work pro-bono for a local charity, and I'm trying to match some colors that they use on the side of their vehicles. They use Avery vinyl in two colors and a 3m ...
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Color combination for 3d mesh segmentation

I'm a programmer, with really bad aesthetic feeling. Please sorry if I use not specific terminology, I'm not a graphic designer. I'd like to automatically generate a variable size cool combination ...
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Can't color pick from external backgrounds in Photoshop CS5

Experiencing some weird behaviour in Photoshop CS5 on a Mac (Mavericks). I've tried resetting all tools, restarting Photoshop and made sure the image is RGB mode (8-bit) but the color picker won't ...
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Color change when saving as PDF from Illustrator

This a flower which I created using a watercolour brush in Illustrator: But when I saved it as a PDF, the colour changes like below:
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photoshop or gimp color / light correction guidelines for a newbie

I would like to learn basic color / tone / light corrections for editing my car photos which are either over / low exposed; or blueish (due to heavy cloudy days) For this purpose I can use either ...
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How to best achieve colour consistency between product imagery and print?

I have to design a brochure for a clothing retailer and ensure the products match the imagery I have so they are consistent in print (colour wise) Whats the best way to achieve consistency between the ...