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SOC Swatch Library for Adobe®

Use Matthews Paint Colors in Your Adobe® Renderings and Presentations

Designers and architects can add colors from the Matthews Paint Spectrum of Color (SOC) to the swatch palettes of Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe InDesign®, and Adobe Photoshop® by downloading and importing the SOC Swatch Library. Swatch palettes can also be added to CorelDRAW® and SAi Flexi.

To Download SOC Swatch Library for Adobe:

  1. Click the download button below.
  2. A dialog box will open that will allow you to save the ASE file.
  3. Save the ASE file.
Download SOC Swatch Library

To Add SOC Swatch Library to Adobe Illustrator:

  1. Launch Illustrator.
  2. Select "Window" > "Swatches" and the swatch palette will open.
  3. In the swatch palette, choose "Open Swatch Library" and select "Other Library".
  4. In the dialog box that opens, find the saved ASE file, select it, and click "Open".
  5. The SOC Swatch Library will display in its own palette.

To Add SOC Swatch Library to Adobe Photoshop:

  1. Launch Photoshop.
  2. Select "Window" > "Swatches" and the swatch palette will open.
  3. In the swatch palette, choose "Load Swatches".
  4. In the dialog box that opens, find the saved ASE file, select it, and click "Open".
  5. The SOC swatches will be added to the swatch palette.

To Add SOC Swatch Library to Adobe InDesign:

  1. Launch InDesign.
  2. Select "Window" > "Color" > "Swatches" and the swatch palette will open.
  3. In the swatch palette, choose "Load Swatches".
  4. In the dialog box that opens, find the saved ASE file, select it, and click "Open".
  5. The SOC Swatch Library will display as a separate color group in the swatch palette.

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Note: The SOC Swatch Library is intended to be a convenient resource and is provided to you as-is. If you need help with using the SOC Swatch Library in your choice of software, beyond the simple steps outlined on this page, please consult the help content for that application. Matthews Paint Customer Service does not provide software support.