3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2006 4:42 AM by asarya

    Once downloaded

    pixelagogo
      I have downloaded some kuler ase files. I cannot open them in PS CS2. It says the file type is not recognized. What am I doing wrong?
      Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: Once downloaded
          Lydia_Varmazis
          I think it's more of an import process than an open.
          Could you try these steps:
          Launch Photoshop
          Go to the Swatches palette
          Click on the Right arrow on the side of the pallette
          You'll see a Tear-off Menu with an option to "Load Swatches..."
          Select this and navigate to the .ASE file which is likely sitting on your desktop.

          I hope this helps.
          • 2. Re: Once downloaded
            JamminJ
            Thanks for the tip. It was helpful. By doing that I realized that I could store the .ase files in the same place Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, and Go Live currently store the swatches.

            I have CS2, and this is where I found the current storage of swatches.

            C Drive > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS2 (or Illustrator, In Design, Go Live) > Presets > Color Swatches/Swatch Library/Swatches (depending on the app)

            Then I tested each out in that particular application and they worked beautifully. The only thing that stinks is that you have to put the .ase file in each Swatch folder for each one of the applications so in my case that was 4 times. I guess you could keep them in one central place and then access them from all applications.
            • 3. Re: Once downloaded
              asarya
              quote:

              Originally posted by: JamminJThen I tested each out in that particular application and they worked beautifully. The only thing that stinks is that you have to put the .ase file in each Swatch folder for each one of the applications so in my case that was 4 times. I guess you could keep them in one central place and then access them from all applications.

              What I have done is create one folder for my Kuler themes, and placed an alias in each of the swatch folders. Illustrator (after restart) sees all the files as swatch sets, same for Photoshop, Indesign they have to be added to the current swatches from what I can tell, and I assume Go Live works the same as Photoshop and Indesign, but I don't really use that. This is tested on Mac, but I assume also that it will work on PC with a shortcut to your common theme folder.

              Have fun
              Rod