Hex Values in CS3 & Dreamweaver do not match

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    I am using Hex Values to match the background of a logo to the background of a website I am making but they do not match up perfectly. The CS3 hex is a little bit darker....I have googled but could not find a reason why...anyone know?...I tried to get around it by making hte background transparent and saving it as a gif but the quality was bad..it still had some white around the shape...
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    CS3? Do you mean Photoshop?

    I'm sure it's related to color profiles. Check it in Firefox, see what happens there, but honestly, I wouldn't try to match a background color with an image, because in some OS or browser scenario there will be an obvious difference in color matching.

    You can use PNG instead if you want a transparent layer.
     
  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes photoshop. It is something within photoshop I think because Dreamweaver and other things online with the same Hex values are the same color..

    - if I was to use PNG can I get a good edge? What program would I do that from? I made the logo in Illustrator...

    thanks!
     
  4. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    In PS goto View>Proof> select Monitor RGB and make sure on the View menu 'Proof Colors' is checked. (The shortcut is +Y)

    this will show the colors as they appear on your monitor, which is what every other program is doing already.
     
  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    You can use Photoshop to save as PNG. Or probably Illustrator as well.
     
  6. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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