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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

This is for GIMP Start with something like an A5 canvas size Create a new brush like this Create a new Paint Dynamic preset, and set the matrix as follows Increase the size of the brush as you like,...
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How to pick 32 distinct colors for map drawing?

As mentioned by other folks, 32 colours that can be reliably identified in isolation is going to be a struggle. However, Sasha Trubetskoy has come up with a list of 22 that might fit the bill: ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

Here' my approach for Gimp: Used an interesting photo with colours I liked Source: Wikimedia - New York Times Square Chose a region of interest from this photo Increased saturation, contrast, and (...
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Is giving attribution for using color compulsory?

It is not possible to copyright a color or even a combination of colors. It is possible to copyright the way a palette is presented. i.e. the images on that web site are copyrighted, not the colors ...
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How to pick 32 distinct colors for map drawing?

It will be difficult to come up with 32 distinguishable colors. Even your list of 15 colors has some that are more shades or tints of others on the list. Here are 32 colors (or rather 8 with tints of ...
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How to argue for color choices?

Color Theory is a really vast area of expertise; I had entire classes on that subject alone when studying Creative arts and Graphic design. To give you the short answer, there are 2 things you should ...
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How to pick 32 distinct colors for map drawing?

I happen to have an application where I need precisely this—32 distinct colors used for plotting signals from up to 32 different sensor channels. As the other answers have noted, there is, ...
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How to edit palette in an indexed image in GIMP 2.8?

In GIMP 2.8 for an indexed image you can use the Colormap dialog, which is very simple to activate (see the provided link): In this dialog the entire palette is shown and you can edit each color by ...
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How to argue for color choices?

My question to you: Why is your color palette better (or good)? I'm not meaning to imply that it's not. Your design may be objectively better for a number of reasons: better match existing branding ...
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Generate palette from image

Some basic Python knowledge and a quick look at pyPNG Code Examples quickly lead to this: import png import sys def makeRamp (input_name, output_name): source = png.Reader(input_name) width, ...
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How to choose the right color shades/tints for branding?

This is exactly what the HSB colour model is for. HSB splits the colour into the values Hue (H), or colour type; Saturation (S), or (inverse) amount of white in the colour; and Brightness (B), (...
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Why is my version of Gimp missing the palette to gradient tool?

On recent Ubuntu (since 18.04 at least, may be earlier) they made the Python support in Gimp optional. You can tell if your Gimp has Python support by looking at the bottom of the Filters menu that ...
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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

All that coloring scheme is distracting and you need to keep people's focus on the content, not the random candy rainbow thing. Reduce the color scheme to a single color, in my example below, 8% of &...
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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

My two cents. A. Keep the palette monochromatic unless you want some other meaning than "Deep". You could use any color, but normally, a warm color will give you the additional meaning of &...
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Creating a palette from two *intermediate* colors

Do 3 transitions, and discard the colours you don't need. For the sake of an example, here I have chosen MidnightBlue at one end, and a Yellow colour for the other transitions at either side:
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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

I don't know if this is possible inside Inkscape, but if you open the .gpl file in a text editor it's actually readable and easy to edit. Here is an example: GIMP Palette Name: drawing # 153 153 153 #...
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Reduce image palette to the actual colors

The answer is simply that all your pixels are in fact the same color (white), they just have different transparency. A GIF only has 1-bit transparency. A pixel is either 100% opaque or 100% ...
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use entire color palette for linear gradient in Inkscape

This sounds like a job for a script. For every color in your .gpl file, output a line like this: <stop offset="[i / (length - 1)]" stop-color="rgb([r], [g], [b])"/> I ...
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How to pick 32 distinct colors for map drawing?

It is probably impossible to have 32 distinct colours in the manner you describe. I have a program which attempts to split colours into a set of x colours so that each is different from the others ...
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What is the underlying pattern in the "oxygen colors" palette?

This looks like it is a series of ramps of six colours each, with a logical progression in HSB: Hue, Saturation, Brightness. Each ramp's Hue is practically constant. In general, within each ramp, the ...
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Create my own color palette in Photoshop

If you already have a color palette in the Color Palette window then skip to step 7. Otherwise: Delete existing color swatches from the Swatches palette Select the eyedropper tool Sample your first ...
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Dribbble color palette to Sketch app

The easiest way is to get the Dribbble Sketch Palette extension for Firefox and Chrome, that will let you download a .sketchpalette file directly from dribbble.
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Set order for colours in gpl colour palette in Inkscape

This is an Inkscape extension that generators a palette from the selected objects. Inkscape Generate Palette on GitHub Generate Palette Extension on inkscape.org First install the extension – see ...
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What iMac colour profile provides stable colour palettes with Microsoft 365 for Mac?

moved from comment Microsoft products are notoriously bad where color is concerned. Their support may have been less than forthcoming. You do NOT want to alter Apple profiles to fix some Microsoft ...
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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

I've got a few suggestions: It's not just the background that can change colour, you could also change the colour of the text The background doesn't have to be areas of solid colour, the shapes could ...
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How to pick the right colors of an image in order to create a efficient color palette for a website?

Color choice is highly subjective. There's no such thing as "proper colours". Everyone has different ideas on which colours they like, or which they feel are suitable. There are ways to ...
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