Posts tagged "Swatches Panel"

January 22, 2014

Video Tutorial – Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC 14.2

In this episode of The Complete Picture (Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC), Julieanne takes a close look at several feature enhancements and refinements made to scripted patterns including placing patterns along a path, rendering unique trees for concept, architectural and fine art images, and scripted border designs. Learn how to unlock the background into a layer with a single click, choose recent colors from the swatches panel, and add and change color readouts for multiple color samplers at once. 

• Shift + Delete (Mac) | Shift + Backspace (Win) displays the Fill dialog.

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June 1, 2012

Working with Pantone + Color Libraries in Photoshop CS6

The Pantone Color Libraries have been updated in Photoshop CS6 and are now called Pantone +.  In order to work with legacy files, you will still find both the Pantone solid coated and Pantone solid uncoated libraries in Photoshop CS6. If needed, you can load the older books (like Pantone Solid Color Euro) from PSCS5, but you should know that Pantone/X-Rite no longer support the older, legacy color libraries.

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January 20, 2011

Exchanging Swatches

Photoshop has two options for saving swatches from the Swatches Panel: Save Swatches (.aco) or Save Swatches for Exchange (.ase). Although Photoshop can load both files, the Exchangeable Swatches feature allows you to save your swatches from Photoshop in a format that can then be loaded into Illustrator and InDesign.

Many of you already probably know that both saved swatches files can be loaded via the Swatches fly-out menu however it’s not widely knows that they can also placed in the Photoshop swatches folder (Adobe Photoshop > Presets > Color Swatches) so that they will appear automatically from the Swatches panel’s drop down menu.

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March 5, 2010

Renaming in Panels

If you choose to view your swatches (or styles) as a list, you can double click on the name of the swatch to rename it (this is true for any panel that displays it’s items as lists (Actions, Layer Comps etc.).

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March 4, 2010

Context Sensitive Swatch Options

Instead of navigating the panel menus, Control (Mac)/right mouse (Win) -click in the Swatches panel (over any of the swatches) and choose to Create New Swatch, Rename a Swatch or Delete a Swatch. Note: this shortcut also works with the Styles panel. In addition, clicking in a blank are of the Swatches/Styles panel will create a new swatch/style.

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March 3, 2010

Deleting Swatches

Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) -click on a color swatch to delete it in the Swatches panel. Note: this shortcut also works on the Styles panel and in the Preset Manager (Edit > Preset Manager). The advantage to using the Preset Manager is that you can click on one swatch, then Shift-click another to select multiple contiguous swatches (or Styles, Brushes etc.) and delete them all at once. In addition, the Preset Manager enables drag-reordering items which is not possible in the individual panels.

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