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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.


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I have made a limited (no support for LAB, HSB or spot color at the moment) python aco -> text dumper. The script itself is a one off quickly done one so you need to change the file name to read or name your out file test.aco: #!/usr/bin/python # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- # quick script no warranties whatsoever import struct class ColorSwatch(): def ...


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I haven't used Adobe Swatch Exchange, but I work with theme files and color libraries a lot, and the way I personally like to organize my swatches is actually very close to what you have mentioned: Primary color + primary derivatives (shades); Secondary colors + derivatives; Complementary colors that are part of the palette; Special case colors (because I ...


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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 ...


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I'd create a small web page and then take a screen grab. You'll end up with a bitmap image you can place on a layer. From there you can sample the colours and use them in your design. If your list looks something like this: 0 0 0 0 0 255 0 255 0 255 0 0 Some clever find/replacing should get you what's needed to create a web page. Depending on the exact ...


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With the Appearance Panel updates, groups can have multiple fills which are wholly independent of object fills. If you want to fill a shape, or shapes, within a group by using the Eyedropper on a shape not within a group, you have to select the group shape with the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) in order to access the object fill rather than the group ...


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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 ...


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Just select template for a wedding card and go to Edit Menu in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Edit Menu -- Edit Colors -- Recolor Artwork here you can load a 'new 4-swatch palette' to replace the 'active 4 swatches', and change the colors in the document.


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You can't save pattern swatches in ase format: The best way to to this is to have an Illustrator file that you can simply paste a new pattern-filled shape to then save. You can then share that .ai file and load it as an "Other Library" to import all the pattern swatches.


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Spot colors are vendor specific colors. These colors are created by a vendor such as Pantone or Toyo, among others. Spot colors are built using the vendor's ink and designed to always provide the same color on press if the same vendor is used. For example, you can specify a Pantone 185C to someone and they can look up and see that Pantone 185 is a specific ...


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If I understand you correctly; you can click on the little arrow in the gradient tab, that represent the colour you want to find: Edit Or, you could select the gradient object, and click the "create new colour group" at the bottom of the swatch window. This will give you a colour group with all the "main" colours in your gradient:


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For that i use "ColorSchemer", i think is the best tool for that, and also, is compatible PC and MAC + iOS App! ColorSchemer Studio 2 is a professional color matching application for anyone from hobbyists to advanced professionals. Work with a dynamic visual color wheel, instantly explore harmony relationships and even let ColorSchemer Studio ...


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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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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.


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ASE is Adobe Swatch Exchange Format. Unfortunately, it is a binary format, but fortunately, people have made source code available for ASE encoding scripts. See for instance ( http://blog.soulwire.co.uk/code/actionscript-3/as3-ase-adobe-swatch-exchange-encoder ). Adobe may support ACBL format (XML) or ACF format (text), but they appear to be legacy formats ...


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You simply want to encompass an area which repeats..... Here's how I'd define the pattern - the white area would define a repeatable tile (this is loose and rough, it would need some pixel precision refinement):


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At least most of the default swatches are in the swatch libraries. Select the options in the top right of the swatches panel, and choose Open Swatch Library > Default Swatches > Basic RGB. There's other sets in there, choose the ones you think fit best. Swatches are stored within the document. If a document doesn't have any swatches (to save disk ...


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Photoshop has swatches, but they don't work in the same way that they do in Illustrator or InDesign. If you adjust the color of a swatch in Ai or Id, any objects that use that swatch will also change color. That's because the internal object models used by these programs recognize objects with properties, and one of those properties is color, either randomly ...


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In addition to creating your own printer marks or page info, the Registration swatch can be very handy in creating masks. Often a mask consisting of only K will not completely mask a CMYK object. So, using Registration for the mask "black" tends to be more complete. It's not very easy to see in InDesign specifically, but "feather" effects utilize the ...


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You're right that it's a little superfluous, especially because InDesign will add any printer marks during export. Registration black is really for adding any custom printer marks or page info. Because registration black will use 100% CMYK for each value, that's 400% ink coverage and should obviously be used in small quantities. Hope that helps?


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I would use a Gradient Map as an adjustment layer. You can easily create your gradient by sampling your color key in another open window: It also helps to paint samples of your new tones on a new layer above your adjustment map. In this case, that should be all you need. If you have an image where a color transition would contain inappropriate tones ...


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In the Swatch Panel menu in Illustrator choose `Save Swatch Library as ASE' Save that to somewhere you can locate. In InDeign's Swatch Panel menu choose Load Swatches and select the .ase file you just saved. You must save as an ASE file for InDesign to read the swatches. Note: All Adobe applications can read and open .ase swatch files. So the same ...


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For most of my work I deal with screen printing prepress. In the end, it's all the same to me. Regardless of how clean the swatch panel might look, my workflow will remain unchanged. In fact, I'm pretty much going to ignore the provided swatch panel and create my own. So to answer your best practice question: I don't care what you do. It's not that I enjoy ...


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Clearing out unneeded swatches, brushes, symbols, layer styles, unused fonts, orphan vertices and paths, etc. certainly helps in reducing the likelihood of such an extraneous element causing issues somewhere in production. As an added bonus, it also helps reduce the file size. But as most of my printers prefer a PDF workflow, I generally don't worry about ...


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You don't really "get rid" of that message. You decide what you want to do. It is not an error message, it's a workflow message asking you how you want to handle the issue... a decision must be made and Illustrator will not make it for you (thankfully). The conflict means you have 2 swatches with identical names -- one in the document already and one ...


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First, put all of the swatches that you want to use in one color group. Then, select everything on your artboard (STRG + A, but make sure no layers are locked or invisible). Chose edit -> Edit Colors -> Recolor Artwork. On the right side of the recoloring options panel, click on the newly created color group that contains your colors. If needed, you can set ...


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You can also try doing manually using the magic wand selector tool. Play with the tolerance setting to get it to grab just the paths that have similar colors, then change the fill on those to a color from your swatches palette.


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Select the paths. Then use Select > Save Selection. This will allow you to choose that saved selection and then alter them all at once easily. Another option is to color one cell and then create a Graphic Style. Apply that Graphic Style to all cells. You can then select one cell, alter it, and then drag it over the existing Graphic Style, hold down the ...


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For a grey value in RGB, you need to set all 3 colors the same. So R195 G195 B195 is a grey. Higher numbers mean a lighter grey, lower numbers are darker. In addition, you can also simply use the tint slider on the Color Panel after clicking the "Black" swatch. This will yield greys as well. You can also drag those tints from the Color Panel to the Swatch ...


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In Photoshop/Illustrator go Window>Swatches then in the top right corner click the 3 lines icon and Save Swatches. Then load these on another computer the same way. Otherwise create a doc with all the colours as already mentioned here.



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