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.
This is a really neat idea.
Please Adobe teams, improve Illustrator in order to ease our work.
This should already be a feature.
Michael Clayton commented
This would be so valuable! Please add this!
Sean Ferguson commented
THIS. Why doesn't this already exist?
Julian Torpedo Strayhorn II commented
Library is good but we need MOAR!
Scott Wright commented
Brandon Ortega commented
+1 I need this
Bill Bowman commented
Yes, please add this feature.
El Joud Mohamed Yahye commented
Great idea, it’ll help a lot saving time, mainly colored illustration and fast coloring.
Totally support this
Josh McKible commented
Egor Chistyakov commented
It looks almost like Swatch Libraries palettes you can open and enlarge swatches to a not that big a size. So ti's almost there already.
Gap options, larger size for squares, and easier way to create and save and manage these windows.
Shane Rushby commented
Great idea. I haven't done the math, but the number of less clicks to achieve the same thing I imagine would drop by a huge percentage!!!
I highly doubt any design professional utilising AI PS ID wouldn't find this a useful part of their process!!
Yes, this would be good. Same for Photoshop.
Shelly Webster commented
This would save me making project swatches; and speeed up color work.
Josh kimerling commented
Lisa Sher commented
+ 1 for the drag n drop swatch to art board. It would be a timesaver.
Anonymous X commented
I definitely need something like this, both in InDesign and Illustrator.
matt jennings commented
its half way there . . .just create a series of boxes with fills all with same fill colour (any) and then drag swatched on the boxes. The boxes will take on the new colour you just dragged. (works for patterns as well.