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Change the client's mind. There is nothing that can fix the fact that red text on a blue background is an extremely poor choice for legibility because the contrast is too low, and because specifically red and blue work poorly as contrasting colours. This website webaim.org shows that the contrast between your two colours is a pitiful 1.52:1 Contrast is ...


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Simply: CMYK is not mixed. A printing process generally do not mix colors. It is kind of the holy grail of printing processes but it does not really exist as of yet. What happens instead is that printing processes layer transparent inks on top of each other. Each ink only being able to produce either full ink color or no ink color. The indeterminate colors ...


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TLDR: No, spot colours are not more limited than CMYK, and they aren't treated the same because they are different printing processes. Process printing (or CMYK printing, also sometimes called full-colour printing) uses separate inks. They aren't mixed. The inks are layered onto the paper, usually using halftone dots to build up a pattern of dots to ...


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As Billy Kerr wrote, Hex is not a colour space, but a numerical system such as the decimal system, but with base 16. The differences you notice are probably caused by different RGB colour spaces (such as sRGB vs. AdobeRGB), i. e. the RGB numbers from your graphic designer describe another colour than the mentioned online tool.


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I will only complement the other answers. RGB to HEX will give you the same exact color. RGBA to HEX, will not because we do not even know what is beneath the color. If you put another color the overall color will change... that is the whole point of transparency. So you have three options. Convert the RGB values to HEX (without the alpha value) and add ...


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You can't. Those shades of red and blue are both dark, saturated colors, they practically vibrate against each other, and that text will make people's eyes bleed. Any developer or designer who doesn't care about text legibility should be run out of town on a ruby rail. Try making the red A LOT lighter. It will look pink but it will be more readable. Or use ...


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Though by no means perfect (or even good), adding a white (or other) outline to the text can help with readability: This might be useful if your client insists on keeping the colours.


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Alright a typical printer has 4 cartridges, CMYK. It looks kinda like this with the black cartridge usually a bit larger because it gets used more frequently: If you print on this printer and the image has green in it then its going to put tiny dots on the paper of both Cyan and Yellow in order to make that green. This is what CMYK process is. Pantone and ...


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No. There is no loss converting decimal RGB or RGBa colours to hexadecimal. Forget online converters In RGBa images, colours require 4 decimal or hexadecimal numbers, one for each channel. Each should be an integer from 0 to 255 (or 00 to FF). The alpha channel, like the other channels, should really be an integer between 0 and 255, and not a decimal ...


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If you have already tried text shadow, I think the only possibility keeping the same colors is making a text span <div> <span0>This is hard to read!</span></div><br> <div> <span1>This is hard to read!</span></div><br> <div> <span2>This is hard to read!</span></div><br> ...


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As has been pointed out, that's horrible color contrast. It's also a a bad palette for colorblind people (with red-blue colorblindness, the contrast ratio drops to something damn close to 1:1, which is completely unreadable). Your best bet here is going to be to convince the client that they should not be mixing colored text and backgrounds. Either color ...


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There isn't much you can do, unfortunately. The safest you can do is to make sure the image is in the sRGB color space when exported. The majority of people will be viewing it on monitors within that color gamut. Then just hope the people viewing your image don't have poorly calibrated monitors! If you know the target device it's a bit easier. A few of my ...


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You have the G color channel selected (from R,G,B). The screenshot you're following has the H selected (from H,S,B). Click on the H radio button and you'll see the exact same color preview. You must have clicked on it by accident. Note that it doesn't change the final color you select; look at your last image and you'll see the color values are exactly the ...


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This can be done with a very simple script: var color = app.foregroundColor; color.hsb.hue = color.hsb.hue < 180 ? color.hsb.hue + 180 : color.hsb.hue - 180; app.foregroundColor = color; save this as a your_name.jsx file to Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Presets\Scripts Mac: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019/Presets/...


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Select the object you want to copy the color to (Target). Select eyedropper tool from toolbar. Click the eyedropper tool on the object from which you intend to copy the color (Source). Now you can use the eyedropper tool in three variations to achieve different outcomes: Clicking the eyedropper tool on the Source will not only copy the color but also any ...


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Fancy and bright as described in the text is not enough pattern? This is the color wheel: This is the same color wheel with a hight brightness effect: If I had to describe the colors I would say pure hues with high bright value and black


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You need to have a high enough contrast ratio between background and text (object in foreground) for it to be readable, with a minimal contrast ration of 4.5:1. https://www.oss-usa.com/color-check-ada-image-compliance shows that your background and foreground are too close together to be readable. Sometimes the client has to be told that color scheme ...


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No. Do not convert it to CMYK. That is for a very specific type of printing; commercial offset print for example. I am assuming you are using a paint program, probably Pshop, Krita, Corel Painter, Sai Tools, Gimp or whatever. They normally have a native file format. To deliver just export a JPG image, maximum quality. It is most likely that your friend ...


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Make a Polygonal Lasso around the 3D text, it doesn't have to be perfect, just avoiding the rest of the elements From the Layers Panel, click the Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom to create a Hue/Saturation Layer At the Hue/Saturation Panel, click Colorize, increase the saturation and move the HUE slider to the yellow part


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The answer is a color calibrated workflow. on another computer... Depends on how "random" that computer is. Let me explain. The only thing you can control is the computer you can control. Have a good enough monitor. Take one of these: https://www.datacolor.com/photography-design/ or https://www.colormunki.com/ There are several models to choose from. ...


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Pantone is a multinational company, like Coca Cola. While this one makes beverages, Pantone manufactures and sells printing inks since 1963. To sell their inks they created a color chart guide that became one of the most prolific systems based on their printing inks and basic combinations: the PANTONE Matching System®. PANTONE Coated, Uncoated and Matte, ...


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This might be a non-answer, but my honest advice for you is: Don't do it this way. As you are realizing, this method is really cumbersome and time consuming. It could be scripted, as @joojaa mentions, but custom scripts shouldn't be necessary for such a common task of matching screen colors to print colors. CMYK colors are not absolute colors. They are a ...


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OPTION 1 : Change the Color at least for CMYK projects OPTION 2 : see Option 1. I don't mean to be glib. The reality is if you have an RGB color which falls outside the CMYK gamut and can not be reproduced as CMYK, then there's no method to force the color into the CMYK gamut. You ultimately must alter the color. You may be able to find a Pantone or Spot ...


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You can just change the hue over the entire image for different colors (they will all adjust proportionately) I just added an adjustment layer for Hue/Saturation and adjusted it.


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TL:DR Color does not really work this way. They are all right and all wrong. These are only numbers, not colors, they are meaningful only on one device worldwide and if you want to share that info you need to know what device and how it's calibrated. The real answer The first thing to realize is that there is no such thing as RGB color. You need to have ...


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The Eyedropper tool gets the colors in RGB mode if the image is an EPS. What I usually do is to get the color using the Eyedropper tool and immediately create a New Swatch and transform it to CMYK mode. If necessary move the values to match the image color. Another way is opening the original image in Photoshop, use the Photoshop Eyedropper Tool and click ...


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A simple method might just be to swap the R and G channels. The resulting colours may be somewhat purplish depending on how much blue there is. To get warmer reds, you could also set the B channel to 00. For example


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Simply set the white to white and print. There's no need to knock out anything, the white essentially creates the knockout. The black will print leaving the white areas blank. White, for printing, pretty much always means "paper". The only time white may actually mean "print white" is for specific printing processes such as flexography or silkscreen.


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photos exported from Adobe Lightroom with an sRGB colour profile. sRGB is not CMYK. Photos should be CMYK to see color more accurately for print production. Chances are if you were to open a photo and merely convert it to CMYK, you'll see the same "dull" blacks. (And you can then adjust the photo for the desired CMYK output.) What is happening with Proof ...


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Click-shift-drag Click the first swatch in a group Hold the Shift key down Click the last swatch in a group Then click-drag them to another group Then you can delete the empty folders. Unless they've added a new feature in the bleeding edge version, this is all that is available. There's no automated functionality to merge color groups which I'm aware of ...


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