Custom Color Librairies in Photoshop

Engaged ,
Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Is there any way to add a custom color library, here :

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I heard that our "friends", at PANTONE, will soon be selling their "libraries" to us directly? No more blundling by Adobe...

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Engaged , Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022
For anyone interested, I successfully generated my own *.ACB Color Book file to hold my 1324 Munsell colors : I used a JavaScript found here :json-photoshop-scripting/Utility-Scripts/Generate-Color-Book-File at master · tonton-pixel/json-photoshop-scripting · GitHubIt's really simple. But you need to install the JSON Action Manager in the Home folder.

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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You should be able to just insert it into your Program>Adobe>Presets>Color Books area. But otherwise, when you get your swatches, you'll be able to import them to your Swatches panel, and view them by name and list.


 

 

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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I have .ACO files aka color "librairies" but it is a color "book" aka .ACB file I'm after.

I stumbled across some utility that does create custom ACB but it's only "RGB". I need to create Lab ACB.

The main feature of color books I'm after is the underlying color matching function. 

Thank you for your help. 

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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For anyone interested, I successfully generated my own *.ACB Color Book file to hold my 1324 Munsell colors :

 

2022-03-23_16-42-06.jpg

I used a JavaScript found here :

json-photoshop-scripting/Utility-Scripts/Generate-Color-Book-File at master · tonton-pixel/json-phot...

It's really simple. But you need to install the JSON Action Manager in the Home folder.

 

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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Thank you for sharing how you did it! That is really helpful.

Michelle

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Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Nice work Roger and very generous of you to share the method here

 


neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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Engaged ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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In case anyone's interested, I have compiled the 1324 colors of my glossy Edition of the Munsell Book of Colors in the *.ACB format. I measured every swatches by hand using a freshly certified GretagMacbeth SpectroEye, perfectly usable in Photoshop. The file is available here :

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkD78CVR1NBqmNMpaS3hPXWEqvruMA?e=PgIPAvXXXXX.jpg

Hope I'm not breaking any Community standards by sharing this document here.

Note that I purposely prefixed all colors with "[RB]" to denote the origin of the colors, in case you would receive other Color Books under the same name in the futur.

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I created a small Matlab script to analyze images in 3D and added a Munsell Color capability. I was excited by the ability to find Munsell colors out of any RGB image but was curious whether that capability could be added to Photoshop. The only thing "missing" would be the measure of "color difference", in DeltaE76, for example. That would be the cherry on the icing... Here, on the following screen capture, you can see the image projection in 3D CIE Lab space along with its 2D "usual" presentation, and Photoshop on the left. 2022-03-24_19-06-09.jpg

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