1. ## Colors

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I have a basic question

A co-worker recently said something about the numbers of colors having to do with the precentage of fade in the color. I hadn't heard anything about this (self taught though so not surprising) and I did a quick help search and google search but couldn't find anything explaining this in detail. I thought that this aspect was only controlled by the ctb file we used. Is there more to the makeup of the colors?

Any help is much appreciated.

2. That's not really accurate. The "colors" are simply a palette of available color options to choose from, but you are correct that it's the CTB that has the final settings in how the color is displayed or plotted. All the colors can be set by the CTB file to display or plot as "Black" which completely override the colors. Obviously by just looking at the color palette, you can see the transitional fades of colors but that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the percentage of fade in the color when the design is outputted. Unless, of course, the CTB file was made to represent the color as the percentage of fade in the color.

Hope that clears it up. I've never been good at explaining things.

3. That makes a lot of sense, I'll have to look into how the ctb file is set up. I think that must be what he was talking about.

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by hcostanzo
the numbers of colors having to do with the precentage of fade in the color.
There is some rightness in this statement; if you will check the indexed colors palette will notify that the main body of colors is divided in two groups of 24 series, one group numbered x0 to x8 (even indexes), respectively one x1 to x9 (odd indexes) - where x take value from 1 to 24. In each set the color enhance with the index. Also, the odd sets are lighter then their even pair. So, you can say that a color with index x0 or x1 is a fade one, while x8 or x9 is his intense correspondent.

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