Proof Color List
This PowerScript creates a list of colors from your document, perfect for quickly listing colors on approval forms or in asset documentation.
- Create lists from selected shapes or swatches.
- Only list Spot colors or include process colors as well.
- Select the layout including font size, rows and columns.
- Choose any shape to be the swatch.
Why is it needed
For approval forms, specifications sheets and the like the designer often needs to create a list of colors used in the artwork , this script simplifies the process. It can also pickup colors that should not be in the artwork, because the will also be listed.
|Source||Select the source of the colours, Selection is the current selection in Illustrator, All Swatches or just selected Swatches|
|Include process colors||If ticked then all colours will be listed, if un-ticked then just Spot colors will be listed|
|Include full color breakdown||By default the name of the color is used, ticking this option will show the actual color formula in RGB, CMYK or Lab|
|Font||The font used|
|Font Size||the font size used|
|Text left padding||This is the space between the color swatch shape the color name|
|Text Offset||This is a vertical offset, which can be positive or negative, used the align the text to the color swatch shape|
|Vertical gutter||The vertical space between color samples|
|Shape||This is code used to generate the shape for the swatch shape. To create your own custom swatch shape, select a shape in illustrator and press the Use Selected Shape as Preview button|
|Rows||The maximum number of vertical rows|
|Column Gutter||The distance between columns|
|Move to a default position on the artboard||Normally the color list is just placed under the current selection or artboard, choose this to move to a default X,Y position which corresponds to your approval form.|