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Select the group of objects you want to grab the colors from and click the New Color Group button on the Swatches pane. Make sure the Selected Artwork option is selected, and you'll get a new color group with all the colors from that selection.
Yes. The way you are expecting swatches to work is called 'global' swatches in Illustrator. Swatches are not global by default. You can make any colour swatch global by double-clicking it in the swatch panel, then ticking the 'global' box. The swatch will get a small white marker in the panel to indicate that it's global. When a global swatch is applied ...
You can simply create a color group of your 60 colors and set the Palette To Document Library then pick your 60-color color group. You can always use Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork after tracing to reduce colors if needed. Recolor Artwork is often a better option than trying to limit the tracing.
See this question: Where did my default brushes go? The same holds true for Swatches, or any library of items. To recap, when you open raster images, and sometimes PDF files via Illustrator, the files open without any of the stock libraries. This is because the files don't contain the information about the stock libraries, including the swatch library. To ...
live trace adds the swatches sampled from the original image you are tracing. for example if you have set it to 6 colour trace, it will add six colours to your swatch palette. it doesn't matter if they are used or unused, you can delete them from your swatch palette and it will not affect the trace.
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 Expand. Step 1: Merge Artwork Select all the artwork you would like to separate and click the Merge button. This can be found in the Pathfinder panel. This brings all the ...
Scripting could make this... Much faster: If you load from the same source files (swatch files or directly from AI docs) repeatedly. The script would load each set of swatches with your involvement simply being to invoke the script. Marginally faster: If you have to load from different files each time. Targeting the "other" entry in the panel menu is a ...
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