Ok - the only way i seem to be able to actually use a
downloaded ASE file from Kuler is to
Open Swatch Panel
Open Swatch Library...
Locate ASE file from Kuler
A new swatch panel opens up in AI with the Kuler colors but
there's no option to export this to a
file of any kind (nevermind a pallette format for flash).
So then I realize after playing around that I need to click
on each swatch to add it to my main
next I need to export that as an AI.
Then from Flash Import the AI.
Wow (whew!) That's quite a few hoops.
Anyone found a better way?
thanks for the reply.
it would be cool if Kuler could export to say *.clr format or
something flash supports. Right now, Kuler is not something I can
consider a daily tool simply because the process of using the
colors I would mix is too complicated and time consuming - but if
Kuler was integrated more with the Adobe suite of tools, then i
would use it all the time.
I find the Flash color Mixer is so tiny it is almost unusable
- Kuler has a great interface and is all-around fun to use. I would
love to use it more but hard to justify using downloaded themes if
they cant really be imported or opened in Flash.
Ask and ye shall receive. Flash CS4 has a Kuler panel, which
lets you pull Kuler ASE files directly into your Swatches panel as
a theme. It's a little hidden, under Windows > Extensions >
You can also find Kuler panels in Photoshop CS4, Illustrator
CS4, InDesign CS4, and Fireworks CS4, in other languages as well.
Look under Windows > Extensions > Kuler.
This is great if you only want to deal with up to 5 colors at a time. For anything larger, kuler is useless and arbitrarily limiting. Why not just allow all CS4 apps to support the same color swatch formats?