Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Generate Color Legend from Swatches

Here's a simple script that will generate color rectangles in a document for every color in the main swatch palette.

Suppose that you want to create a visual legend of some colors.  This script will make a map of ALL the swatches in the documents swatch palette.  (If you want to skip the "none" and "registration" values, just edit the script so the "for" loop start at 2 instead of 0.)

Just run this script, and a legend of named swatch rectangles with (by default) their CMYK values will appear in a nicely grouped object on the top of your document.

Sound off in the comments if you find this one useful.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Script Bay: Run Any Script from a Panel

One of my users just sent me a message about a new (free) Illustrator plug-in that allows you to run any script on your hard drive from a unified panel.

The website says that it is only compatible with CS4 and above, but this sounds like a huge convenience for those with compatible versions. Check it out!