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How do revert to the default 'Greys' pallet? I have a number of unwanted greys that I can only delete one at a time or is there a way to delete multiple greys?


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If you have some custom swatches you could export them first and then go to Preferences > Miscellaneous > Reset Fills, then import the custom swatches back into Affinity.

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Thanks.

How do I create a pallet where new colours, as I use them, are saved? At the moment they just get added to the grey swatch.

The 'Recent' swatch can only hold 10 colours.


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12 minutes ago, jackamus said:

Thanks.

How do I create a pallet where new colours, as I use them, are saved? At the moment they just get added to the grey swatch.

The 'Recent' swatch can only hold 10 colours.

 

Click on the Swatches burger menu, and Add one.

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An Application Palette will be available in every Designer document you open/create.

A Document Palette is available in the current document only

 

Make sure that that palette is selected when you add colours. Use the same burger menu to rename it to something useful.


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p.s. If you select the Colour Picker tool and Cmd + Click on a colour, it will create a new palette for you and add the colour you just clicked on to it. Other colours you click on will be added to it too.

 

However, it is a Document Palette and only available in that document.


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Thanks again.

Excuse my thickyness but I selected 'Document palette' and selected a colour fill but it only appeared in the 'Recent palette'. Also how do I name the palette?


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51 minutes ago, jackamus said:

I selected 'Document palette' and selected a colour fill but it only appeared in the 'Recent palette'.

 

There are two buttons next to the palette name, one for adding the current fill to the palette and another for adding it as a global colour. Alternatively, if you right-click an object on the canvas and choose 'Add to Swatches...' you'll get a submenu from where you can choose 'From Fill/Line/Both (As Global)'.

 

57 minutes ago, jackamus said:

Also how do I name the palette?

 

As @toltec said:

1 hour ago, toltec said:

Use the same burger menu to rename it to something useful.

 

I don't know why a new palette is created as 'Unnamed', leaving us to rename it as a separate step, but it is what it is.

 


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3 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

There are two buttons next to the palette name, one for adding the current fill to the palette and another for adding it as a global colour. Alternatively, if you right-click an object on the canvas and choose 'Add to Swatches...' you'll get a submenu from where you can choose 'From Fill/Line/Both (As Global)'.

 

 

As @toltec said:

 

I don't know why a new palette is created as 'Unnamed', leaving us to rename it as a separate step, but it is what it is.

 

That goes for Assets too and symbols.


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16 hours ago, Alfred said:

I don't know why a new palette is created as 'Unnamed', leaving us to rename it as a separate step, but it is what it is.

My guess is they thought users either might not want to bother giving the palette a descriptive name or might not be ready to do that (particularly for document palettes) at creation time. Personally, I would be happier if the defaults were just "document palette" & "application palette," but what I really would like is a separate "Swatches Manager" Studio panel that allowed renaming, reordering, deleting, & duplicating palettes & swatches, offering drag & drop reordering & such.


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49 minutes ago, R C-R said:

My guess is they thought users either might not want to bother giving the palette a descriptive name or might not be ready to do that (particularly for document palettes) at creation time.

 

The obvious way to address that problem is to put the default text ‘Unnamed’ in the text box in the naming dialog, allowing the user to simply press ‘OK’ if they don’t want to change it.


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2 hours ago, R C-R said:

My guess is they thought users either might not want to bother giving the palette a descriptive name or might not be ready to do that (particularly for document palettes) at creation time.

That just promotes laziness and an untidy swatch, asset, style, symbol and anything else that can create a preset list. This is touted as a professional piece of software so efficiency is an essential feature, I mean can you imagine the chaos if, as a mankini model I didn't have my mankini's with labels on them in order of snugness, fabric and colour, my god man, I just shudder thinking about the calamities that would befall the world. (You have been warned hahaha!)

 

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3 hours ago, Alfred said:

The obvious way to address that problem is to put the default text ‘Unnamed’ in the text box in the naming dialog, allowing the user to simply press ‘OK’ if they don’t want to change it.

Doing that would still mean dismissing the naming dialog if users did not want to give the palette a descriptive name at creation time. Although that is only a one step process, some users already complain about anything that involves an extra step they do not think is necessary, so I suspect this is a no win situation for Affinity, no matter what they do about it.

 

2 hours ago, firstdefence said:

That just promotes laziness and an untidy swatch, asset, style, symbol and anything else that can create a preset list.

Not every user cares about making everything 'tidy' all the time -- for example, I sometimes create a document palette just for temporary use & delete it before saving the file, so I don't really care what name it has during its brief existence.

 

Symbols inherit the name of the item in the Layers panel they are created from; they only default to "Symbol" if the user has not given the item a name. Likewise for Assets, except they default to the item type (Group, Curve, etc.) if they have not been given a name in the Layers panel.

 

Styles default to numbered names ("Style 2,""Style 3," etc.) but because the Styles panel only allows room for (I think) a maximum of 15 characters of the style name to be displayed & it often can be difficult to dream up a meaningful 15 character name for any of the more complex possible styles, I usually am OK with these defaults, at least until I have created enough of them in a category to decide if or how their names & the category name should be modified to be more meaningful to me. Styles are another thing I wish had a "Styles Manager" Studio panel, here allowing renaming, moving styles to different categories, & so on.


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