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When colorizing B&W photos to color is it possible to use CMYK and then make up a specific color using percentages? An example would be Gold= Yellow 80%, Black 20%. I've just downloaded a color chart that would be a great help if I can work with it. Emar.


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Yes absolutely. After setting the colour space of your original B&W image to CMYK, you can use the Swatches panel in the Studio to create a new Palette, and then use the Colour panel to create your mixes as fills and add them to your palette. You can then rename the swatches in your new Palette by right-clicking on them. Viewing the Palette as a list will help.

Here my Colour palette has a fill of 100Y 20K. I have a palette in my Swatches which I've called CMYK colorisation. I'm hovering over the "Add Current Fill to Palette" button.  By default my 'Gold' colour is initially named with the complete values for the CMYK mix.


And here it is in the process of renaming:



And here it is renamed:



(There are various different types of palette including Document and Application - check the help files for more info on how to create them.)



Affinity Photo 1.8.1,  Affinity Designer 1.8.1, Affinity Publisher 1.8.1, Mac OSX 10.15, 2018 MacBook Pro 15"

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