I am currently trying to create a pastelle color scheme for my Logo.
What is the fastest way to eye drop/save & apply colors to AI shapes, directly from color scheme sites on the web such as the following ones?:
Also, does anyone have any recommendations of other tools for creating great pastel color schemes?
Colorschemedesigner.com will let you export an .aco file (from the menu > Export). Open that with Photoshop. Then save the swatches as .ase from Photshop's swatch panel. Illustrator will open the .ase
ColorSchemer.com has a desktop application which saves .ase files from that.
If you are using FireFox, you can install a plugin called "ColorZilla". Then you can grab any color palette straight out of a live web site and import it into Illustrator using a script I wrote:
-- but please note the final post in there. I have no idea why it would not work in some cases.
No worries for step 4, your printer will likely take care of this, or the cmyk to rgb converison will likely be good enough.
IN this case you start out with a spot colro of PMS 0821 that would require an additional spot colro ink to print on press.
Chaneg the valeus to belwo, and this will now print in the Cyan and Yellow channels
... so is this the quickest way to get a color schemers colors into objects in AI? Is there no way of "eye dropping" them in (or some other very shorthand method, for applying colors to shapes quickly, to test how they look next to each other)?
Is there a way of getting the Color Books to work more like colorschemer.com and other schemer sites - where you can click on a color you like and it will surround that color with other complimentary colors? This is a good way for me to work..
"eye dropping" is possible. This is the Mac way of doing it:
Make sure both the Illiustrator window and the Browser window are visible next to each other.
In Illustrator, select the Eyedropper tool.
Hold down the Shift key and the mouse button and drag to a colour in the Browser window (it does not have to be a Browser window, it can be any other visible window on your screen).
If you have an object selected in Illustrator, it will be filled with the colour when you release the mouse button.
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