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Thread: Importing Photoshop Swatches

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    Importing Photoshop Swatches

    Can Photoshop colour swatches be imported eg swatch.aco; if so, how?

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    Photoshop swatches use a proprietary format, so ArtRage cannot read these files.
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    I don't think so auisce and welcome to the forums, yeah i saw ya sneak in here hehehe, i hope you enjoy your stay

    The work around would be to save them one way or another as a picture, either PNG or JPG and import it into ArtRage and then pull your trusty "Colour samples Panel" out and use the "colour selector tool" to select colours or "ALT-Left Click" Option- Left Click" for Mac and thus make your own set. You can save sets in ArtRage quite easily.

    On another note there is a program that Juz was using to create palletes from artworks, master pallets, there are many of them in this thread http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=20707 have a read it might help you somehow
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    What about pal/eps? files

    What about support for pal files?
    I have a freeware program that can read 256 colors from a bitmap
    it can be saved with eps or pal extension.
    I now save them as png and use them as reference image to have the colors present in ArtRage.

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    All the file import/export information is in the manual Haakoo, the manual is very well written and easy to follow should you need to find something, it is worth the read, i have learnt many little tricks from it, i don't mean to be smart, i'm just pointing you to it is all, below is an excerpt for your convenience


    Importing an Image.

    If you have an image you would like to load in to ArtRage to work with, you can use the Import
    Image option in the File Menu. When you select this option you are given the opportunity to load in
    a Jpeg, BMP, PNG, or Photoshop document that will appear inside ArtRage.
    When you import an image, the image is imported as if made out of Oils, so you can smear it using
    the Palette Knife or other tools that interact with wet paint.
    Tip: If you import a multilayered Photoshop file, ArtRage keeps the layers intact. We support standard
    pixel layers in the Photoshop 5 format, which can be saved by all versions of Photoshop from
    5 upwards. Special layers will be ignored on import.
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    @Silentman,

    I know how to import the pictures as reference and such ,
    I simply referred to the swatches,the pal/eps files are colorswatch files. they can be imported in other programs,like the native .col files in ArtRage

    Hans

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