- 1. Pick an Image
- 2. Create a New Illustrator Document
- 3. Remove Unwanted Swatches
- 4. Trace and Steal Those Swatches
- 5. Group Swatches Together as a Set
- 6. Use Live Color to Recolor Artwork
- 7. Explore Live Color and its Options
- 8. Save Your New Swatches for Exchange
- 9. View Swatches in Adobe Bridge CS3
- 10. Import Swatches ASE file into InDesign CS3
- 11. Get Your Swatches Online
5. Group Swatches Together as a Set
The colors should now appear in the Swatches panel. Let’s group them into a swatch group. The idea of grouping swatches is a cracker. It allows us to have sets of colors that belong together, like a family. After all, we can’t have them all thrown into the same area with no boundaries. It would be like an all in tag team cage match at the wrestling... Anyway, group them by selecting the new colors and then pressing the group swatches button at the base of the Swatches panel, as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6 Select any number of swatches and press the Group Colors Button to create a new CS3 swatch group.