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trying to match sidebar to image background

Nov 24, 2012 1:57 PM

Tags: #illustrator #photoshop #mask #background #color #adobe #transparency #layer #jpg #matching

I am creating a professional portfolio.  I've been working on this problem for days, and nothing I try seems to work.  It's a little bit hard to explain so I am posting a screen shot to aid in this discussion.

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How can I get the background of my image to match the sidebar of my illustrator file?  Tried to select background then paint the same color.  But colors do not match.  Do I need to make a transparent background somehow? 

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    Nov 24, 2012 6:37 PM   in reply to Joedaygray33

    Is your image background REALLY 50%K or is it a build of CMYK to try and look like 50%k?


    If you hover over the background in Photoshop what does the Info panel read? Are there CMY values in the info panel? That's not a 50%K then.


    If you want 50% K in Photoshop, you need to add 50% to the K channel in Photoshop and not simply paint on 50%k.

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