- 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
8. Save Your New Swatches for Exchange
Now, let’s take those colors and use them in InDesign. This process can be done a number of different ways. The easiest and most flexible way is to save the swatches for exchange. This way we can use them not only in Illustrator, but also in other projects in InDesign, Photoshop, and Flash.
Go to the pop-out menu in the Swatches panel and choose Save Swatch Library as ASE (see Figure 10). You can choose any location to save your swatches; just remember where that location is. It would be a good idea to save them into some kind of job folder or even a client folder. Remember, we’ll be able to reuse them and share them later on.
Figure 10 Save color swatches for exchange with other Adobe Applications by creating an ASE file.