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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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