- 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
9. View Swatches in Adobe Bridge CS3
We can also view the swatches in Adobe Bridge. Use the shortcut in Illustrator’s Control strip to jump to Bridge. Using the Favorites or Folders panel, locate the ASE file we just created. You’ll notice that the preview window shows the actual swatches. That’s so cool, but wait...there’s more. Open the Metadata panel and you’ll see that Bridge gives you a rundown of each color’s values (see Figure 11). At a glance, we can check colors that we can use on a particular project.
Figure 11 Check out the ASE file in Adobe Bridge CS3.