How to get colors from library into swatches?

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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In Illustrator I can right-click on the color in my library and select "add to swatches". I do not see that option for Photoshop. I've been doing a workaround of making a square and using the eyedropper, then adding the color to swatches. Or I write down the hex code and manually enter it in. 

 

There has to be a better, more efficient way to work with the libraries. 

 

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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When you say "colors from library" I'm not sure what you mean. A library in Photoshop? Have you used the Preset Manager to save a set of colors? You can then load that into Swatches.

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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Newer photoshop cc versions have a Libraries panel and have depreciated the Preset Manager in favor of doing the preset organization in the relevantly named panels.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/cc-libraries-in-photoshop.html

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new/2020.html#improved-presets-desktop

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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You can right click on the color in the Libraries panel, click Set Color which makes that color the Foreground Color in the toolbox, then from the Swatches panel flyout menu click New Swatch Preset.

 

 

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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It shouldn't be this hard to use libraries. Honestly. Why are you making this so diffiuclt? One simple step "add to swatches" from the themes panel and you can't just leave well enough alone. This is convoluted and time consuming. 

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