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Hello! 

Newbie here - I'm on the Avenue template and it looks like I don't have the 'Color' menu from 'Design.'

I'm trying to change text color with site styles, but the HSL values I'm inputting from Photoshop are consistently showing really washed out colors. I've also tried using color-hex.com but nothing that I input is showing the right color. I also tried the input that Photoshop displayed with 'only web colors' checked.

What am I missing here? I'm definitely not a web or graphic designer! 🙂

Thanks so much! 

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Ahh - try inputing the Photoshop HSB values ie. 39, 78, 78.  The "L"  in LAB is a different colour system, and you can't mix values between colour systems. 

Photoshop's HSB and SS HSL are very similar so it should work.

  • HSB - Hue Saturation Brightness 
  • HSL - Hue Saturation Lightness/Luminosity 

Also - ensure your Photoshop is set to RGB....  Image > Mode > RGB. If it's set to CMYK bright colours can flatten out.

Mads

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Hey thanks! That website did help a bit - I love that you can tweak the output! 

Mystery solved! My Photoshop doc was one of my print files so thank you so much - huge DUH moment for me!! 🙂 I had tried the brightness value too with no luck, but the CMYK mode is the culprit! 

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