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Prevent non-global swatches in Smart Objects from disappearing?

Jul 18, 2013 11:16 AM

Tags: #photoshop #embedding #global #object #embed #smart #swatch

After placing an Illustrator file in Photoshop as a Smart Object, then double-clicking the object in Photoshop to edit it, the only swatches that remain in the Swatches panel are global ones. All the other swatches have been removed. (This is with the embedded file that opens; the original is unaffected.)

 

I assume this is by design, but has anyone figured out a way of preventing it from happening, other than tediously changing every swatch to global before doing the embedding? And yes, I can always re-load the swatches afterwards, but that's also an extra step I'd like to avoid.

 

This is all CS6 in Windows 8.1.

 
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    Jul 18, 2013 1:13 PM   in reply to tunghoy

    I'm afraid it's not possible at the moment.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 1:32 PM   in reply to tunghoy

    Changing all swatches to global is easy. Use shift to select the first and last swatch, double click one, and check to global.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-07-18 at 3.27.00 PM.png

     

    If color type is blank as above you will need to set a common color type, for global to hold.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 1:40 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Mike,

     

    I don't know which version of Illustrator you are using, but the way you describe used to not apply the global state to the objects on the artboard. Therefore it won't help.

     

    One would have to go other routes.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 1:58 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    I believe original post only needed to keep the existing swatches.

     

    Could also use swatches flyout >> add used colors, if that is an issue.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    I don't think so. The original post is about a specific context: Smart objects in Photoshop and editing them.

     

    Global colours applied to all objects in Illustrator is essential in that case.

     

    The Add Used Colours command is a way to speed up things, of course.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 2:31 PM   in reply to tunghoy

    Again, just multiple converting the swatches in the Swatches palette does not affect the objects that are already on the artboard. Thus useles in conjunction with smart objects in Photoshop.

     

    Try the Add Used Colours command.

     
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    Jul 18, 2013 3:41 PM   in reply to tunghoy

    Try to set the Color Type first, before setting global.

     

    If global is is grayed what does your color type show?

     

    If that does not work slect lesss color as you have some offending elemetn that I am not fmailiar with.

     

    I believe in CS6 you have to use the swatch options flyout rather than double clicking a swatch.

     
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