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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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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

Figure 11 Check out the ASE file in Adobe Bridge CS3.

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