Can someone please answer this question, inquiring minds want to know! (thank you)
Hope this helps.
For 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.
For anyone 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.
If you are using CS6 and don't subscribe to Creative Cloud:
Here's a work-around I came up with. It's quick and easy.
1. After you create your palette, take a screen capture (Mac users, Command-shift 4).
2. Open Adobe Illustrator and place your screen capture. Keep it selected.
3. From the IMAGE TRACE drop down menu at the top of your screen, choose 6COLORS.
4. You'll notice that the Image Trace option disappears and now says EXPAND. Go ahead and expand the trace.
You now have 5 distinct "swatches" that are grouped together.
5. Open your SWATCHES palette--- With the group of colors selected, hit the NEW COLOR GROUP icon at the bottom of the palette (3rd icon on right)
Let me know if this helps anyone out there.
so basically, if we create color pallettes, remember their name and make them public, we can access our personal themes?
Yes, you will have to make them "public" in order for them to show up in your swatches panel.