30 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2017 1:10 PM by Mykill G

    How can i download swatches

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      How can i download swatches

        • 1. Re: How can i download swatches
          Dave E Employee Moderator

          Thanks for posting. Here's the answer to your question:

           

          Creative Cloud Subscribers

          The download function is no longer available.  But, you can still access your themes in all your Adobe apps.  If you are looking to access your themes in other apps, here's how:

           

          Step 1: On the explore page (or theme page) click the "Edit Copy" icon.

          Step 2: If you want to make any edits, you can do so on the next page that loads (the Color Wheel). Once you are done making changes, click the "Save" button.

          Step 3: Give your theme a name, and select the library you wish to save it in.

           

          Now, the theme will show up in your Libraries in your apps.  In most apps, you can access Libraries by navigating to Window > Library.


          Not a Creative Cloud Subscriber:

          The download function is no longer available.  Creative Cloud Libraries is the mechanism Adobe is using to share assets across apps.  If you don't have a CC membership, it's doable, but not as easy.


          Option 1: You will have to copy the RGB, HEX, etc.  and paste the values into the app you are using.

          Option 2: If you have CS6 or earlier, you can use the "Kuler" panel to access "public" colors and use them in your app.

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          • 2. Re: How can i download swatches
            slyr11432 Level 1

            How do i actually use the color themes once they are in a library, i have the library panel open and see the color themes but can do NOTHING with them. Cant use the eye dropper tool and cant add them to my swatches and thus can literally not even use them....

            • 3. Re: How can i download swatches
              shhmichael Level 1

              How is this an improvement? The whole point of using the explore function was to allow the use of other peoples palettes, now I have save into my own library, give it a unique name blah blah. Just slows everything down.

              • 4. Re: How can i download swatches
                Mykill G Level 1

                This is such Bullsh!t.

                 

                This means no way to back up your themes. Just pray that the Adobe server never has an issue or you will lose everything.

                Adobe, like Apple, is needlessly crippling apps and features for absolutely no reason than "this is how we want you to do it now, because we say so".

                 

                On my main Mac, I have CC, but I still have CS5 Illustrator on a PC and will NOT move it to CC since the Live Trace was "Improved". The "Improved" version removed many adjustment parameters I rely on DAILY as a designer at a screen print shop. It took a long time to learn the features, and was able to Live Trace client supplied line art to bet it ready for production. Now, in CC, most of those parameters are removed, trying to trace simple black & white line are is nowhere near as good as it was, but hey, at least now we professionals can do exactly what Adobe THOUGHT we wanted... the ability to trace/vectorize high resolution photographs into 500,000 multicolored vector paths!

                 

                And now, I cant save swatch files to use in that version of Illy because Adobe has decided to remove the Download button.

                 

                Pleas, for f#%ks sake, STOP removing features for no reason and ask the people who pay your bill what they want....

                • 5. Re: How can i download swatches
                  Mykill G Level 1

                  Found a sort of work around on Mac/Safari using Illustrator. Don't use my PC for design, so not sure if there is a similar workaround

                  (I know you can "Print to PDF", just not sure if there is the Adobe PDF option as described in Step 2).

                   

                  1) Go to the Color webpage, click on My Themes.

                  On the one you want, click Info.

                  When it opens the Info Page, click on the swatch again to go to a full page preview.

                   

                  2) From there, (I'm using Safari, YMMV), get to the Print Dialog.

                  On the bottom left, click on the PDF drop-down menu and select Save as Adobe PDF.

                   

                  NOT Save as PDF, but Save as ADOBE PDF. This gives you the option to then select your PDF Settings.

                  Personally, I went into Distiller and made a preset that uses no downsampling, no compression, and "Leave Color Unchanged" under Color Management Policies in the Color Tab.

                   

                  When I opened the PDF in Illustrator to double-check, all the RGB/HEX values were the exactly the same as on the website.

                   

                  3) So, open the PDF (or a copy of it) in Illustrator, then, with the Direct Selection Tool, select all the color "bars/paths", which are now vector objects, and in the Swatches Panel click New Color Group which will put them all in a folder. You can THEN save the swatches to a swatch file if you need to.

                   

                  Note that I opened the PDF DIRECTLY. Sometimes in Illustrator, if you PLACE a file in an open document and don't Embed, the colors will be slightly off until you do Embed it.

                   

                  It is absurd you have to do this because Adobe removed the Download Swatch button for no justifiable reason, but really, after you set up your Distiller Preset, it's only a few steps and takes about 15-20 seconds.

                  - Go to Full Page Preview on Color Website

                  - Save a PDF using Print > Save as Adobe PDF

                  - Open PDF in Illustrator, select color paths, Make New Color Group

                  - Save Swatches

                   

                  It is NOT a replacement, but a workaround while we wait with out breath held to see if the feature will be returned.

                  And it IS faster than manually writing down all HEX/RGB values and manually making new swatches and inputting the color values individually.

                   

                  Hope this helps.

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                  • 6. Re: How can i download swatches
                    UnboundPixel Level 1

                    This new feature is beyond annoying. I create a swatch group in Adobe Color, GREAT! Go to InDesign, I can see it in my Libraries, GREAT!

                     

                    Ohhh... but it's not so simple to use the swatch!!!! C'mon Adobe......

                    • 7. Re: How can i download swatches
                      Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                      Hi Unbound.

                       

                      Can you tell me what's going on?

                       

                      Sue.

                      • 8. Re: How can i download swatches
                        Mykill G Level 1

                        Sue Garibaldi wrote:

                         

                        Hi Unbound.

                         

                        Can you tell me what's going on?

                         

                        Sue.

                        I am not Unbound, but since we have the staff here, PLEASE add back to button to download swatches. There was NO REASON to remove it. I, like some others, prefer to work on an offline computer. Or share my swatches with others. Or simply make a BACKUP of all my and other collected swatches. ALL of that is nearly impossible without some unnecessary, cumbersome workaround since the Download Swatch button was removed. Even if you have to have a CC account and be signed in to do it, FINE. Just PLEASE return this very useful feature.

                         

                        And on another note, can you or someone else part of the Adobe staff PLEASE have a look at the thread I have linked below? I really need an answer from Adobe on this very important issue. Thanks. Sorry to butt in, UnboundPixel.

                        Need AI CS 5.1 License PLEASE - Live Trace

                        • 9. Re: How can i download swatches
                          Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                          Mykill,

                           

                          I'm more than happy to drop a note to the Color team about the Swatch Download button.

                           

                          I can't, however, help you with your Illustrator question (I know very little about that application). I will make sure that the Adobe Care team knows that it's sitting there though.

                           

                          Hope that helps.

                           

                          Sue.

                          • 10. Re: How can i download swatches
                            Mykill G Level 1

                            Sue Garibaldi wrote:

                             

                            Mykill,

                            I can't, however, help you with your Illustrator question (I know very little about that application). I will make sure that the Adobe Care team knows that it's sitting there though.

                             

                            Hope that helps.

                             

                            Sue.

                            Yes, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do. It is a necessary part of my job to use that feature. I am willing to pay, but it is nearly impossible to find. So yes, PLEASE point a staffer to that thread. Thanks so much!

                            • 11. Re: How can i download swatches
                              Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                              Mykill,

                               

                              I've dropped them an email. It's very unlikely that anyone will get to it tonight but I'm sure you'll get a response tomorrow. I'm sorry it's taken so long.

                               

                              Sue.

                              • 12. Re: How can i download swatches
                                UnboundPixel Level 1

                                I figured out my problem. In InDesign to add your swatches from CC Libraries to your swatches panel you have to have an object or text selected and then just select each color you want from the palette in the CC Libraries pan

                                 

                                Here's a work around for downloading the swatch palette: Once you get them in your swatch panel, select all the swatches you want to save and then click the drop down menu and select "Save Swatches..."

                                • 13. Re: How can i download swatches
                                  Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                  Thanks for the update Unbound.

                                   

                                  Sue.

                                  • 14. Re: How can i download swatches
                                    humairam60928934 Level 1

                                    Here's what I did!

                                    Select the color scheme you like and save it in your Kuler profile. Remember the name.

                                    In illustrator CS6 go to windows>Kuler and type in the name; it will show.

                                    Select and add to swatches panel.

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                                    • 15. Re: How can i download swatches
                                      JohnKramerDesign Level 1

                                      UnboundPixel

                                       

                                      Figured it out!

                                       

                                      In Indesign CC,  open Window > Color > Adobe Color Themes. Your saved themes from Adobe Color CC appear, and there are "ACTIONS", and you can save directly to Swatches.

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                                      • 16. Re: How can i download swatches
                                        the boston artist Level 1

                                        I'm very confused about "Adobe Color" and now "Adobe Capture" on my mobile device?  I had them both and I was STUPID enough to say yes when the app launched and told me the "newer, better" Adobe Capture was here to replace Color.  Now I cannot find community color swatches, the color creator or pretty much anything that was part of Kuler and Adobe Color.  Has all that been done away with???  All this app  seems to do is let me point my phone at something and tell me what colors are on the screen, is that all there is to it now?  Help please...

                                        • 17. Re: How can i download swatches
                                          Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                          Hi LoganCreative,

                                           

                                          I just responded to your question on your other post: Adobe Color vs. Adobe Capture?????

                                           

                                          Sue.

                                          • 18. Re: How can i download swatches
                                            hollydhath

                                            I have CS5 (illustrator). Can you explain to me how I can get swatches saved from Kuler?

                                            • 19. Re: How can i download swatches
                                              Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                              Hi Holly,

                                               

                                              As Dave mentioned above, Libraries are the only way to share assets across apps. If you don't us CC versions of the apps, it's doable, but not as easy:

                                              Option 1: Copy the RGB, HEX codes and paste the values into the app.

                                              Option 2: If you have CS6 or earlier, you can use the Kuler panel in your desktop app to access "public" colors and use them in your app (so you'd have to save your Color Themes as "public").

                                               

                                              Hope that helps.

                                               

                                              Sue.

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                                              • 20. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                patrickbutler87 Level 1

                                                I love Adobe, but I have to agree with you on this one. Seems silly to take away the download feature.

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                                                • 21. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                  7marcin Level 1

                                                  I hate you Adobe! bring back download option!

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                                                  • 22. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                    NathanOdellin Level 1

                                                    The Download function is essential.

                                                     

                                                    What I have to do in Adobe Muse if I want to add CC colour theme libraries to my swatches palette, is open up CC Libraries, select each colour swatch (ONE BY ONE! - It doesn't even let you select multiple swatches, which would fix the whole issue!) and then click 'new swatch'!

                                                     

                                                    Its an incredibly tedious process and I cannot understand at all why Adobe hasn't realised this.

                                                     

                                                    They will argue; Why do you need to add swatches to your swatch palette, if we provide you with a 'live' CC Colour library?

                                                     

                                                    1. If using Illustrator or Indesign, what if I need to output my whole swatch library for a client or Print shop, but want to include multiple CC Library colours that I might not have imported into the swatch palette.

                                                    2. In Muse, certain 3rd party Widgets have colour changing functionality - what happens if I want to change the colour of an element to a swatch I have stored in my CC Library, but your set-up will not allow me to select CC Colours from the Widget's menu - only in-app swatch colours?

                                                    3. In ALL apps, what happens if I want to make global changes to colours, on any element, using colours from my CC Libraries, but your software won't allow that because global colour changes can only happen from the swatches panel?

                                                     

                                                    (There are other scenarios, but those are just three glaring reasons why it is seriously frustrating the CC Libraries cannot be easily imported into the swatches panel of any application).

                                                     

                                                    Two very simple ways to fix this - either have the option to multiple select swatches in the CC Library and then click 'add to swatches' - at the moment you can only click individual swatches. The second fix would be simply to have a 'add all used swatches to colour swatch panel' function - rather like the 'delete all unused swatches' option that you currently have. It seems really backward, that colours that are natively created inside software, automatically add themselves to the swatch palette, yet if I use a colour from my CC Libraries, that colour is not automatically added to the swatch panel - WHY!?!?!?!?

                                                     

                                                    PLEASE FIX!

                                                    • 23. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                      Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                                      Hi Nathan,

                                                       

                                                      You bring up a lot of valid points and I'll pass your comments, in their entirety, along to the product team.

                                                       

                                                      Sue.

                                                      • 24. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                        drewa55190398 Level 1

                                                        Yes this works. Window > Extensions > Adobe Color Themes > "My Themes" Tab

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                                                        • 25. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                          FATM

                                                          Zero likes. Odd. You'd think there'd be more since this change is such an outstanding idea.

                                                          • 26. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                            Potatofly

                                                            Thanks for taking away a feature that I paid for when I purchased CS6.  Extreme Dick move award Adobe.

                                                            • 27. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                              cinamz75166951

                                                              That is so ridiculous and almost makes the site very underwhelming and annoying.

                                                              • 28. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                                hilbertk69497049

                                                                Hi everyone,

                                                                 

                                                                I need PMS 2098U, 2098C but they aren't in my library.

                                                                Can someone help me out?

                                                                 

                                                                Help!

                                                                 

                                                                Regards,

                                                                Hilbert Kuipers

                                                                • 30. Re: How can i download swatches
                                                                  Mykill G Level 1

                                                                  IT'S BACK!!!! Yep, only 2 years have passed and the button has been re-added. OP, maybe you should edit the "correct answer" since we have the option to download back. Hope everyone found this as exciting as I did. Have a great weekend.