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I would like to have my publication with a consistent color swatch.

I don't want 50 different colors or 10 shades of blue, etc.

How can I make a swatch that has the same colors I like to use for each new publication I start?

 

Also - is there a way not to have variants of a color (40% blue) continue to show up on the publication swatch? In InDesign, it does NOT show the varient of the color on the swatch

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Hi, JPSports,

Use the help file, and search on "swatch." It is not hard to make a collection of colors and save them as an application wide swatch set, or a system wide swatch set.

"Also - is there a way not to have variants of a color (40% blue) continue to show up on the publication swatch? In InDesign, it does NOT show the varient of the color on the swatch"

I'm assuming you have used a routine that gathers swatches from a current image. You can work thru the auto-created color samples, and delete them from the swatch set.


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3 hours ago, gdenby said:

It is not hard to make a collection of colors and save them as an application wide swatch set, or a system wide swatch set.

As I understand it, the "System Palette" option is only available in the Mac versions, but the "Application Palette" option should be available for both the Mac & Windows versions.

There is also a "Create Palette From Image..." option that can be used with most raster format image files. It includes a slider to change the number of colors that will be extracted from the file:

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If one doesn't want to have a tonload of palettes loaded you can create a palette from document and like said from image and export as afpalette
Save this in a folder and drag/drop to your new document will import it.
This way you can have all your colors externally saved and being used whenever needed.
(This is in the beta versions)

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33 minutes ago, R C-R said:

As I understand it, the "System Palette" option is only available in the Mac versions, but the "Application Palette" option should be available for both the Mac & Windows versions.

I haven't used any Windows machines for 6 -7 years, and at that time, not for any graphics. I was uncertain if the "system" palette was Mac only, but thought it worth mentioning.


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