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The Color Thief: Stealing Colors Using Illustrator CS3's LiveTrace

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Adobe Ambassador Mike McHugh wants you to get excited about color. In this colorful article, he shows you how to create swatches in Adobe's Creative Suite 3 using Adobe Illustrator's new LiveColor tool.

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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

Figure 10 Save color swatches for exchange with other Adobe Applications by creating an ASE file.

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