I did a three-color Live Trace, and output the colors to swatches. Now I'd like to assign each of these three (spot) colors to their own layer. I'm sure this is super easy, and I'm just over-looking something, but I could find no obvious command, nor could I drag the swatches to the layers palette. Some googling brought me to this site, although not to an answer. How do I do this? Thanks!
For this process you should start with fully expanded artwork (no strokes), and all objects should have 100% opacity. If you're starting with a live trace, just make sure you've hit
Step 1: Merge Artwork
Select all the artwork you would like to separate and click the
Step 1: Trim
With all of the artwork still selected, click
Step 3: Select Shapes of Same Fill Color
Select a single shape of one of the (not yet separated) colors. Use this command to select the rest of the shapes that have the same Fill color.
Step 4: Separate Color into its Own Layer
There will be a small square on the
Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for Each Color
And you're done!