Problem Selecting Web-Safe Color

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Problem Selecting Web-Safe Color

Postby RoboDaddy » September 8th, 2014, 5:11 pm

I've had a long-standing issue with Art Text. No matter what I do, I cannot get it to correctly export the colors I select.

For example, I set the fill color of a circle object to the web-safe color "#336699". Then I export to png. But when I open the exported png in Photoshop, the circle color is not "336699". Instead, it is "2E669B". Close, but no cigar. I tried exporting as tiff as well. Same result.
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Re: Problem Selecting Web-Safe Color

Postby Nick » September 9th, 2014, 5:06 am


To preserve the selected color, you need to use the came color profile in Art Text and Photoshop. Art text exports images with sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile. Select this profile when you set the color in Art Text. Before opening the image in Photoshop, make sure that the document profile is sRGB IEC61966-2.1.

A possible workflow in Art Text can be as follows:
1. Find out the R, G and B values in 0-255 range. For example, #336699 is equivalent to R=51, G=102, B=153.

2. In the Color Sliders tab of the Colors pane, click on the square icon to the left from the RGB Sliders popup menu. Select the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile. Selecting a new profile changes the R, G and B color components.

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3. Set the red, blue and green colors to the values from step 1.

4. Export to PNG or TIFF.


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