Drag-and-Drop Swatches to Artboard
This functionality wouldn't change the swatches palette it, but would allow users to drag a swatch to the artboard and drop it. You could tile several to create a tonal family or brand color set.
Being able to scale them larger, arrange them, reformat the grid, turn the white gap off in between colors would improve color adjustment and comparing hues side by side. They'd function like the existing swatches panel in that you could have a shape or stroke selected and apply the color by clicking the swatch on the artboard.
This would help in color exploration and creating effective color themes. Save common color usage in your workspace set up, export out as a group, share via Libraries, copy and paste artboard swatches to another file etc.
There are several external methods of doing that.
Willem Heijdeman commented
I would love to see this feature added in the next update. Thanks for sharing this Von Glitschka!
Yvette McMaster commented
This would be very helpful when colouring vector art. Thanks.
Artboard swatches. This would be so helpful. I usually create a "Colors" layer manually to do some of this, but the functionality of having them still be Swatches would be very useful.
That would be helpful.
this would be
Kathy J. commented
This would be a real time saver.
Ron Chan commented
This is something I can use a lot!
This is not a panel, but may be this script I made could help somebody from 368 users who voted for this?
It will place selected swatches (or all if none are selected) as a group of colored rectangles wit a set dimension.
Jasmeet Singh commented
Really need this feature.
Bob Moniz commented
definitely a needed feature
Add it please
Elena Salsi commented
Please add this feature!!
Jay Dub commented
That is a great idea and one I fully support.
Jeremy slagle commented
Love it! Let’s make this happen!
Shelly Webster commented
This would be a timesaver for me. So would better vector export to 3d Packages.
Samantha Rorke commented
Drag and Drop swatches would be a phenomenal feature!
Rahul Kulkarni commented
Yes! I have been using Illustrator for 12 years and this will be so awesome. It will save a lot of time.
Charity Jantzen commented
I have been using illustrator for over 20 years and I have always wanted this feature I can’t wait to see it implemented.