Allow adding Patterns and Gradient swatches to Color Groups
Expanding on the existing request for gradient swatch support in color groups... We need groups that support all swatch types. I understand the purpose of Color Groups but the intuitive way to use these folders is as a generic "Swatch Group", without limitation to swatch type in order that we can organize assets appropriately within a project.
My suggestion is either to allow gradient and pattern swatches to be added to a Color Groups or add a new super group type that can contain any swatch type and color groups as well.
Groups would be organized in rows: color, gradients, patterns
In order that it's easy to discern between types.
Would be ideal also if these sets:
- are CC Library compatible
- can be exported as swatch files
- exported swatch files can be imported as a group (as opposed to a discrete swatch palette)
- exported swatch files can be dynamically linked (to allow one master swatch file to serve many working files)
Krissan Pattugalan commented
Yeah the excuse of gradients not being cross compatible shouldn't restrict the functionality when only using one program. You can just restrict it when users try to bring gradients in to another program. (i.e all the non gradient swatches get brought across with pop-up that states "Gradient swatches are not cross compatible and will not be brought across with swatch groups"
But, don't stop us from being able to work efficiently in our own program. That doesn't make any sense and is incredibly annoying and user-unfriendly.
I don’t know why more importance hasn’t been given to this request. It’s important to be able to save patterns and gradient fills to Libraries, in addition to saving to your local computer. We need this.
PLEASE make this update Adobe! This is a commonsense feature and it's hard to believe that the swatch palette doesn't work like this already! It's been several years since the idea was introduced, please add to the next Ai update! Thank you!
This would be so great to have. Much easier to organize.
Lucas Shepherd commented
Jeannie Tomoda Harrell commented
It's been four years and I continue to agree with this idea, but I guess setting up Creative Cloud subscriptions was more lucrative I mean important
I completely agree with this idea. It's incredibly frustrating when I'm trying to keep ALL my swatches across multiple artboards as organized as possible but Adobe prevents it. >:C
I just tried to add some Gradient-Swatches to a custom color group AND COULDN'T!!!
Seriously, there must be options to create Swatch Color Groups with gradients, please. I'm designing and constantly updating, hundreds of mockups for web-app development, and if I have to recreate each and every single gradient styling for whatever, it's going to be a nightmare... looks like it's going to be a nightmare for me.
Alison Sawyer commented
YES! I want to add gradients, etc. We see this as just swatches, not single colors.
Agreed ! This is would be a helpful idea
LiluLei Coetzee commented
This is a great idea. I work predominantly with fashion designers and we constantly want to do this to build out libraries for their collections.
Allow users to create and save color groups from selected layers or artwork that include color swatches AND gradient swatches