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How do I use themes with Adobe Illustrator®, Photoshop®, InDesign®, Fireworks®, and Flash® Professio

May 30, 2013 8:01 AM

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Creative Cloud users can access all their themes directly within Illustrator CC. To access your themes, open the Kuler panel by choosing Window > Kuler.  You can also access your themes and create new ones in the latest version of Adobe Ideas.

 

For users who prefer to explore and browse themes created by members of the Kuler community first, we recommend using the web site—where you will find robust search, filter, and browsing capabilities. Once you find something you like, simply mark it as favorite and then refresh your Kuler panel in Illustrator.

 

For Photoshop®, InDesign®, Fireworks®, and Flash® Professional:

Find the new Kuler panel by choosing Window > Kuler . This new panel displays all of your public themes.

 

For users working on older versions of Adobe software (CS4, & CS5), Kuler themes can also be downloaded for use in Adobe software using the Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) format. To download a theme from Kuler , first make sure you’re signed in. Click on the theme you’d like and click Download. This downloads the theme as an .ase file to the location of your choice.

 

Note: The Kuler panel is no longer supported in CS2 and CS3.

 
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    May 30, 2013 11:47 AM   in reply to Dave E

    None of my public themes are syncing; in fact, nothing is syncing between my online Creative Cloud, my Adobe programs and/or files on my Macbook Pro and my iPhone/iPad apps. None of it are syncing at all. Been like this for months. Can't seem to get any help from Adobe support either. Any advice?

     
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    Jun 3, 2013 6:10 AM   in reply to jido_genshi

    Try calling apple - they are so helpful in getting things to sync together

     
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    Jun 19, 2013 7:45 AM   in reply to Dave E

    Actually it's Window>Extensions>Kuler (Photoshop CC - I know it's a small point...)

     
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    Aug 6, 2013 11:32 PM   in reply to Dave E

    I can't get this to work at all.

     

    I am in CC programs. There is no Kuler in my InDesign WIndow menu? Also When I go to the Kuler website the only download option downloads as an html link. I cannot get an ase which I need. I have done the Lynda.com tutorials but the Kuler website does not look the same as in the tutorials. I do not have the Download as ASE file button.

     

    I went to the adobe site but could not find anything helpful there.

     

    HELP!

     
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    Aug 7, 2013 12:06 AM   in reply to Nybor123

    1. In InDesign CC, kuler menu is in Window > Extensions menu.

     

    2. On Kuler Website,  Download ase option is present in theme hover menu and on the 1-up page (see screenshot below ). You need to Sign-in to download a theme as .ase file.

     

    3. Download ASE option is not present on devices which don't support .ase file format e.g. iPad. Which browser & OS are you using ?

     

    kuler1.png

     

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    Aug 7, 2013 1:12 AM   in reply to Neha Sirohi

    Hi Neha,

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    I found it now and have downloaded. In am on OS Mountain Lion.

     

    For your info I could not even easily find the Kuler website on the adobe site it took me ages to figure it out. It is off to the right hand side as if it is a test version. I found this so unintuitive.

     

    I was looking through my CC link and everywhere. Why doesn't it appear in the CC link with all the other apps?

     

     

    I am creating a style guide for a client and want to have a simple system for them to have their corporate palette supplied in.

     

    Thanks for your help.

    Regards,

    Robyn

     

     

     

     

              Robyn Latimer

           Eye Visuals Pty Ltd

               0414 762 193

       www.eyevisuals.com.au

     
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    Aug 7, 2013 1:14 AM   in reply to Neha Sirohi

    Hi Again,

     

    One more question. Can you make a Kuler palette in PMS (Pantone) colours as it was not available.

     

    R

     

     

              Robyn Latimer

           Eye Visuals Pty Ltd

               0414 762 193

       www.eyevisuals.com.au

     
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    Aug 7, 2013 1:46 AM   in reply to Nybor123

    Hello Robyn,

     

    No, Pantone colours are not supported by Kuler.

     

    Regards,

    Neha

     
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    Aug 7, 2013 3:10 AM   in reply to Neha Sirohi

    OK what a shame.

     

    Thank you.

    R

     

     

              Robyn Latimer

           Eye Visuals Pty Ltd

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       www.eyevisuals.com.au

     
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    Aug 18, 2013 10:35 AM   in reply to Dave E

    Hi Dave,

     

    This is great news and I really appreciate it.

    Could this same feature be implemented in MUSE for our webdesigns?

    It would be great.

     

    Thanks,

    GG

     
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    Sep 7, 2013 10:53 PM   in reply to Neha Sirohi

    I download the theme and when it opens in illustrator it says the file can not be opened because it is not a file for illustrator??!

     
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    Jan 30, 2014 12:46 AM   in reply to Dave E

    Hello,

    I can not find the plug in "Kuler" in extensions that are either Photoshop or Illustrator InDesign.

    Even through Adobe Exchange.

     

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    Feb 24, 2014 11:32 AM   in reply to Hexakt

    I'm having this same problem. Kuler and Mini Bridge used to be in under Window>Extensions but they are no longer there, and looking for them in Adobe Exchange produces no results. Wondering if Adobe could just put them in the Adobe Exchange for users who are having this issue so they can re-install these extensions or have a link in this thread to reintall these extentions.

     
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    Feb 25, 2014 8:09 AM   in reply to Dave E

    Photoshop 14.2.1 x64 - running on Mac OSX Mavericks - have the entire creative suite and always up to date. Kuler shows up in Illustrator, (not under Window>Extensions, just under Window). It's the only place Kuler shows up.

     
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    Feb 25, 2014 11:00 PM   in reply to Eric Livingston

    Are you using the french version of PS? Kuler panel is not available in the french version.

     
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    Feb 25, 2014 11:32 PM   in reply to shamit_mehta

    Yes i'm using the french version! I've seen that kuler is not avalable in french and i don't know why... I do not know anyone who would prefer that there have not kuler rather than kuler English ... especially should not be bilingual to be used ...

     
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    Feb 26, 2014 7:37 AM   in reply to shamit_mehta

    US version -

     
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    Mar 27, 2014 12:32 AM   in reply to Dave E

    How can Dreamweaver interact intuitively with Kuler?

     
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