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Finding a Pantone colour in Affinity Designer


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I found the following video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbOWrk300CI 3 minutes 14 seconds

It starts about Pantone colours and then uses an example using an Adobe product.

I have tried to find that colour using Affinity Designer, but without success.

Yet I am new to this.

So can it be done please, and if so, how?

William

 

 

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10 minutes ago, William Overington said:

So can it be done please, and if so, how?

You can use the Search bar at the bottom of the Swatches panel. For example, type PANTONE 363 there.

However, it only searches within the current swatch palette that you have selected. So if you don't know which Pantone palette has that color, you'll need to go through them one at a time. Start with the first one, type PANTONE 363 into the Search box, and if you don't get a result, go to the next palette, then the next, etc. The Search box will remain populated, so you don't need to retype the search string.

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Thank you both.

I have now found the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated V4 palette and found Pantone 363 and filled a rectangle with that colour.

How does one get the list with names please?

I remember doing this once long ago but I have not remembered how I did it.

At present I have filled square of colour each with the name as a tooltip message.

William

 

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Panel Preferences (hamburger) menu: Show as List.

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On 6/1/2021 at 12:02 PM, William Overington said:

Thank you both.

I have now found the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated V4 palette and found Pantone 363 and filled a rectangle with that colour.

How does one get the list with names please?

I remember doing this once long ago but I have not remembered how I did it.

At present I have filled square of colour each with the name as a tooltip message.

William

 

I simply do not find a drop-down menu with anything close to PMS or Pantone colors.

Can you take a screen shot of where exactly you accessed this? 
Many thanks.

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16 minutes ago, LetterBank said:

I simply do not find a drop-down menu with anything close to PMS or Pantone colors.

 

You need to be in the Swatches panel  View > Studio > Swatches make sure it is checked.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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@LetterBank

You will find this under the studio tab swashes

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