Hi..Mac Users, please help. I have a simple question regarding organizing my Illustration Swatches.
Where can I delete the swatches I imported a long time ago? There's a section called: User-Defined from my swatch drop-down selections, but I couldn't find anywhere to remove them. (I went to Application/Presets/Swatches, but still couldn't find them...) Please see the screenshot 1.
Another question is..I didn't know how to import .aco swatch to Illustrator so I use Photoshop export swatch to .ase so I can import it to Illustrator...(is this is the correct way to do it?)
But, I don't know how to remove them from the drop-down swatch selections. Please see screenshot 2.
In the Finder, go to Library > Application Support > Adobe > Adobe Illustrator [version number] > en_US (or other language designation) > Swatches. User-defined swatches live there.
Yes, that was where I went to but still cannot find them....thanks tho!
When you use the swatches flyout menu >> Save swatch library as ASE, user defined swatches are created here:
Macintosh HD >> Users >> (YOURUSERNAME) >> Library >> Application Support >> Adobe >> Adobe Illustrator [version number] >> en_US (or other language designation) > Swatches
That library folder is actually hidden, but you can get there by finder >> go >> (Hold down Option to reveal) Library
To share swatches between Photoshop & Illustrator use the .ase format. Photohsop's swatch panel flyout >> export swatches for Exchange, is the command to use.
You are a star, Mike. I've been looking for a solution on this for ages. Can't understand why Adobe hides the illustrator application support folder but reveals folders for all the other adobe apps. Can finally update the user defined swatch files.
It's Mac OS that hides this folder from you.
It's also Mac OS that prevents you from writing into these folders directly out of the application.