For those who would like to make their printed fonts or digital elements coordinate with their stamped and colored designs I’ve got a solution for you. And if you act now it is FREE!!! Sorry, it just seems like I’m bombarded with sales messages from so many sources.
ALL I ASK, is that you don’t distribute the files or modify them in any way. My digital chart is something that I alone created and I do expect you to link people here. Please do respect that. My name is on it, and I will maintain it.
If you own Photoshop – download this .ACO swatch file and place it in your Presets* folder. Click here to download the file: http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com/files/COPIC334_RGB.aco
**UPDATE** Here is the most up-to-date swatch file for 358 colors. Enjoy!
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If Microsoft Word is as tech as it is ever going to get for you – never fear, I have a solution for you too. Microsoft DOES NOT make this easy for you, but it can be done.
First, download this JPG file (don’t right click and ‘Save As…’ because that is a really low res file, you have to CLICK on the picture to download it.) It’s fun to have a printout too, just for your shopping reference.
Now go open Microsoft Paint, by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Paint.
Open the file you downloaded.
- Select the eyedropper tool. Click it on your color of choice.
- The color will appear in the custom color picker
- choose Edit Colors
- This dialog box will appear, showing the RGB values for the color you selected.
The RGB values come across accurately. Now let’s input these into our Word document to make the text appear this color.
- Select your text.
- Select the dropdown menu next to the text color tool.
- Choose More Colors…
- Choose the Custom tab
- Input the RGB values from your Paint program
- Select OK.
Now you have text in Copic Color.
And now you can have color-coordinated digital elements for your Copic-colored stamped cards.
P.S. *I love you guys, but I am not tech support. 🙂 Please consult your help files for the version of Photoshop that you use to locate this folder.