Allow gradient swatches to be added to CC library
It's great to have colors in the cc library but why can't those colors be gradients too? Please allow us to add gradient swatches to the cc library. Thanks
Joelle Dietrick commented
Important. I can't believe that it's not possible. Going forward, I will save graphics to CC Library in Illustrator, but this seems awkward.
As a first workaround, I used Capture from the libraries window in Photoshop. This allowed me to save my gradients (albeit again awkwardly) to my libraries, but they're not accessible in Illustrator!
See attached screenshot that says Capture / "linear library gradients are not supported in Illustrator.". On Mac Pro / Adobe Illustrator 2022.
This would help my workflow on a brand I'm working with pretty significantly! I like using libraries across the adobe programs so I always have my colors and key components available, and this feels like it's just missing.
@mark, yes it should not be limited to gradients but there are workarounds:
Global colors, gradients, brushes and pattern swatches are not supported in CC libraries.
But as a workaround you can drag an object using a brush/pattern/gradient/global color to the CC Library
You can also drag multiple items using different brushes/patterns/gradients/global colors together into a CC library to simulate a library.
The easiest way to add them to a new document is to hold down the Alt key when you drag them from the library and place them in a new document. The patterns/gradients/global colors automatically get added to your swatches panel.
You can hit escape before you click to place the object(s) or delete the dragged library items because the swatches and brushes are now part of the document.
Mark Gould commented
This idea should include *all* swatches, pattern fills, and should also be able to save brushes to libraries.
please make this happen. And while you are at it, make a Senai AI extension that can create illustrator / Photoshop gradients from bitmaps.
Aaron Thesing commented
Please make this happen. If it can exist in a 'local library' like Swatches/Symbols/etc. it should be able to exist in a shared Library too.
Mark Gould commented
Also, fill patterns, please.
now is 2021, still can't add gradient to CC library.... frustrated
Please let us create gradients in adobe color and apply them in indesign and illustrator
Can't believe we still can't save gradients to CC Libraries after the massive gradient revival over the past couple of years. So frustrating to have to make my gradients over and over and over again
I don't think Illustrator is being developed anymore. Seems like one person at a remote office somewhere is doing the 'updates'.
Meanwhile - been using Adobe XD and it's the AI we always wanted.... just doesn't have everything. But has a surprising amount (just well-hidden for a cleaner UI experience.)
Melanie Cardozo commented
Incredibly disappointing that this issue is still under review. Such a no-brainer of a feature.
Here's betting that this gets added within the next 10 updates with no announcement, and no special note in the update log.
Then this thread get deleted without getting addressed by an actual employee. Just the way Adobe rolls I guess.
James Murphy commented
It is Insane! that this is still under review.
Exactly as the title says. Make gradient swatches able to be shared across projects via the library. As it is, I can add elements using the gradient swatch to the library, but then the gradient itself isn't editable on the other end.
Claus Hyldal commented
Really? Under review since 2017?
It will end up being the most researched and therefore best implemented feature yet. ;-)
I can hardly wait. ;-)
Chris Fullam commented
This would be a huge benefit to Library users
Bump +1000:)) Needed so badly!
I would really love this feature! I do a lot of work across InDesign & Illustrator and use CC Libraries to streamline.... would be great to be able to add gradients!!!
Yes, this is so dated. Adobe, please move this function forward in your next update already. Instead of tweaking other tools to make it more basic and lessen efficiency. PLEASE create this for efficiency. Thank you.
Saving gradient swatches and having the ability to use them in other products would be fab 🤞