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Importing Kuler Themes into Photoshop

Kuler-Logo**Update** Photoshop CC 2014 does not support this Kuler plug in, but there is a new Add-on, all the details can be found here. This technique is for Photoshop CS6 and before.

 

If, like me you’ve fallen in love with the Adobe Kuler mobile app (iOS)  you may have gotten frustrated that you can’t import the themes into Photoshop, they are after all .ase files, for Illustrator right? Good news! You can bring them into Photoshop.

If you’re not familiar with Kuler, here’s a great intro from Terry White;

 

So what about us Photoshop folk? Well, it’s not so pretty but it works;

From Kuler.com download your theme

kuler-swatches

kuler-theme-download

Save it to where you can find it then open the folder on your desktop, and locate the file

kuler-theme-file

Click and drag this file to your Swatches palette in Photoshop, when you see the + sign on your cursor, drop the file.

kuler-theme-swatches

A bit long winded, but still pretty helpful.

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Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

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