How to get plain old blue

How to get plain old blue

Post by Nick E. Na » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 10:51:00


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
either.

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
things.

I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but WHERE THE HECK IS BLUE?

FYI, I use CorelDRAW 8.232 on Windows XP Pro.

Thanks.
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by VMane » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 14:05:33

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.

Try:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~
"We've secretly switched the dilithium crystals with new Folger's
Crystals...
let's watch what happens."
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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
either.

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
things.

I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but WHERE THE HECK IS BLUE?

FYI, I use CorelDRAW 8.232 on Windows XP Pro.

Thanks.

 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Nick E. Na » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 02:58:50

I do not know how to set a setting of 0000FF in Corel. That's the
setting I use in writing HTML pages, and it looks like the normal
bright blue thereon, so it's not my monitor.
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Starman » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 03:21:31

On 6 Nov 2005 09:58:50 -0800, "Nick E. Name" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




There are stacks of RGB / Html / Websafe colour charts around, try
Googling it. Here's one:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Starman*
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Nick E. Na » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 05:15:53

Starman, you seem to have lost track of why I wrote. I want to fill a
rectangle with that exact blue IN CORELDRAW. Do you know how I can do
that?
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Starman » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 07:46:25

On 6 Nov 2005 12:15:53 -0800, "Nick E. Name" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



I did not think you needed complete instructions drawing a rectangle.
Judging by other replies nobody else understood either. You could
have tried Help too. Your original message seemed more concerned with
the shade of blue.

1. Select Rectangle Tool.
2. Draw Rectangle
3. For blue fill, click on any blue colour swatch. Rectangle goes
blue. If you have Status Bar enabled double-click on Fill colour
swatch. Otherwise, right-click on rectangle, Properties, select Fill
tab, Edit. Now you have the Uniform Fill dialog
4. Select RGB Model, enter R=0, G=0, B=255, OK
5. For blue outline, repeat with Outline tab (looks like pen nib).

Note in Step 3, you can go direct to right-click, Properties. You
don't have to fill right away with any shade of blue as I did.

There may be quicker ways of getting the Fill dialog. I'm not a
regular Draw user.

Starman*
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Nick E. Na » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 08:13:28

I did try Help many times.

There has been only one other reply, and it did deal with the questions
I was asking about. I do not need help creating a rectangle or an oval
or text and filling it.

I need help with filling it with a particular blue. When I choose R=0,
G=0 and B=255 the resulting blue is dark.

I appreciate your trying to help, Starman, but I think it would save us
both some time if you read my original post again.
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Starman » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 20:40:36

On 7 Nov 2005 15:13:28 -0800, "Nick E. Name" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Nonsense, there were 5 replies in alt.corel.graphics plus 3 in this
group (not counting your replies)

That was addressed in messages by others


To quote your last message in this group:
Starman, you seem to have lost track of why I wrote. I want to fill a
rectangle with that exact blue IN CORELDRAW. Do you know how I can do
that?

My last post explained exactly how to do that.

I think to save time I'm done with this question.

Starman*
 
 
 

How to get plain old blue

Post by Nick E. Na » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 22:54:27

I don't care to take the time to rebut all the fallacious or misleading
or off-point answers you supplied. I've wasted enough time already
trying to figure out and implement them.

The answer, in case this ever comes up again, is to turn off color
management in Tools | Options | Global | Color Management.