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Yesterday I received an email from Pantone. This linked to the following page, though I think that there was some tracking stuff in the page link I got that may relate to me, but the page without that is as follows.

https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/articles/colors/behind-the-colors-relevant-trend-palettes-for-graphic-and-packaging-design

So I downloaded the free items offered and found that I have two PDFs, which are interesting, and two .ase files and I am wondering about them.

I have found that .ase files are an Adobe file type and I am wondering whether they can be used with any Affinity products.

Something that often puzzled me about PagePlus was why, when Serif has Pantone colours in (some at least of) its products, that when Pantone has its twice a year fashion palette launches and gives free downloads of Adobe palette files already done, that there were never palette files for Serif products available.

So could be discuss colour palette files and Affinity software please and maybe consider whether having free ready-to-use palettes made available by Pantone twice a year would be a good marketing policy.

William Overington

Wednesday 10 April 2019

 

 


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21 minutes ago, William Overington said:

Something that often puzzled me about PagePlus was why, when Serif has Pantone colours in (some at least of) its products, that when Pantone has its twice a year fashion palette launches and gives free downloads of Adobe palette files already done, that there were never palette files for Serif products available. 

Probably because Adobe is big and Serif is small!

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You are able to import .ase (Adobe Swatch Exchange) files into the Desktop version of the Affinity apps

To import them go to the Swatches panel, click the small menu icon on the top right of the panel and select Import Palette..., then the type of palette you want (document/application or system palette) and finally select the .ase file you wish to import.

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16 minutes ago, DWright said:

You are able to import .ase (Adobe Swatch Exchange) files into the Desktop version of the Affinity apps

Looking forward to being able to do this in the iPad versions of the Affinity apps!


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.1.404 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.1.143 • Designer for iPad 1.7.1.1 • iOS 12.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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17 minutes ago, DWright said:

You are able to import .ase (Adobe Swatch Exchange) files into the Desktop version of the Affinity apps

To import them go to the Swatches panel, click the small menu icon on the top right of the panel and select Import Palette..., then the type of palette you want (document/application or system palette) and finally select the .ase file you wish to import.

I have just done that with each of the two palettes and added each of them in as an Application Palette to Affinity Publisher beta and tried them out on the word Typography at 36 point using the Aldine401 BT font that was bundled with one of the Serif programs from the Plus range.

Many thanks to Serif for including the facility to use .ase files in the Affinity range.

William

 

 

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I went looking for some more colour palette files on the Pantone website and I found the following page.

https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2019-tools-for-designers

About 20% of the way down the whole web page at the right is a link to download what looks like one .ase file for one colour.

In fact, I got six .ase files.

One of them is just for the colour of the year on its own, and the other five are for the palettes that include the colour of the year and are described on the following web page.

https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2019-palette-exploration

William

 

 


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