If a setting of 0000FF gives you a dark, almost black color, perhaps it's
your monitor or video card/driver that is at fault. Even without color
management of any sort, you should see a fairly vivid blue at that setting.
"We've secretly switched the dilithium crystals with new Folger's
let's watch what happens."
My question is embarrassingly simple, but -- believe me -- I've spent a
LONG time trying to answer it through experimentation.
HOW DO I MAKE SOMETHING BLUE?
That's all I want to know . . . how do I get a fill or an outline to be
blue? How do I choose "regular" blue from all the seemingly thousands
of blue-like possibilities?
As an example, when I create and select a rectangle and choose the Fill
tool, I simply cannot find plain old blue. I can find all sorts of
variations on blue, but I can't find the simple and commonest form of
blue, which in other programs is designated in the Red Green Blue model
as #00 00 FF.
I just want the standard blue that, for example, is used as the default
for links in Web pages.
When I set sliders in the various models to 0 Red and 0 Green and 100%
(or 255) Blue, it always looks really dark, almost black. When I move
the cursor around in the many-colored rectangle or cube, the regular
blue I'm looking for is never there. When I choose a drop-down box
offering specific colors, the plain old blue I want is never there
I think the problem might have to do with choosing a particular color
model or turning off color management, but I don't know how to do those
I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but WHERE THE HECK IS BLUE?
FYI, I use CorelDRAW 8.232 on Windows XP Pro.