I started to work with Paletton.com. I need to get color scheme to Adobe Illustrator. I see .aso among output (export) formats in Paletton and I understand that I can load this .aso in Photoshop, then export those swatches in .ase (exchange) format and finally open this .ase in Illustrator. This method works but I am wondering if there is a better and quicker workflow to get colors from Paletton to Illustrator. Thank you.

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I can't help you directly with paletton, but I made a tool for creating and exporting color palettes to ASE format, amongst other stuff.. (sidesketch.com). It's a little rough around the edges still, but it might help you out.

For example, here's some of the material UI colours - https://sidesketch.com/palette/73 - hit 'adobe swatch' and you can import the created ASE file directly into AI.

  • Thank you, danp. But for now I will continue using very impressive Paletton.com As I said I know the way of transferring the colors to AI, just looking for how to streamline the workflow. Meanwhile I found some improvement - to export .png from paletton and to open it directly in Illustrator. After that some work with color picker in AI pretty much does the job. I appreciate your willingness to help.
    – Luis
    Sep 5, 2016 at 2:59
  • that seems like a reasonable workaround. you could try using something like sip (if on a mac) too.
    – danp
    Sep 5, 2016 at 6:35

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