I am using CS4 and I am trying to keep my own palette of colours, organised in groups, for my projects.
I am a bit annoyed by the way I use it and I am wondering what the best way is. Ideally, I would like to have a file containing all my colours, modifiable, stored in a neutral directory that can be automatically read at start time by Illustrator and Photoshop. My actual problems now:
- I can save colours from the AI
Swatch, but if I do not save it in a default directory, it seems they cannot be opened at start time, even when they are
- I cannot add new colours as I want in an existing library. I have to delete all Swatches, import my library into the Swatches, add the new colours, and save the file again. This is very annoying. Dragging and dropping new colours on an existing library has no effect.
How can I efficiently store and share all my colours?
My other idea was creating a regular .ai file with coloured boxes, so I can open it anytime I need colour. It is not ideal, but it seems that I will always be able to use it, store it where I like and add new colours easily. If this is a possible solution:
Is there a way to automatically dump my colour palette to objects without having to manually go one by one assigning colours?
(Note: There might be new CC features that address colour management, but I am not a CC user)