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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I make generative art works which employ color schemes downloaded from kuler.adobe.com as ASE files.I improved the script provided by plainclothes to make a useful multiple ASE file loader tool to load all the color schemes I downloaded in one go. The tool uses the ActionScript File.openDialog class to select multiple ASE files from the download folder. It ...


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Because you also have greys, whites and blacks, you may need to adjust the preferences by unchecking the Preserve options. While you're there, make certain the Sort Item is set to Hue - Forward as shown above. Then, if you don't choose a Harmony Rule the order should directly transpose. (Provided each color group contains the same number of swatches.) ...


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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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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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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.


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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 ...


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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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