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How do I clear my color swatches in Photoshop CS3?

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The only way I know to clear your color swatches palet in Photoshop is to drag each individual swatch to the trash. That sucks! That’s why I created the No Swatches Photoshop pallet to clear your color swatches fast and easy! Just choose “Replace Swatches…” from the Swatches window menu and replace your current swatches with


Written by lutsen

November 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Posted in DTP

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  1. Many thanks for the empty PS palette, is greatly appreciated.


    January 14, 2009 at 10:27 pm

  2. Perfect! Thanks!


    March 26, 2009 at 3:29 am

  3. you took time to upload! saved me time so i’ll use my time to say SANK U HUGS!!!


    June 9, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  4. Thank you!!!


    October 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  5. Excellent – thank you!


    February 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

  6. Great time saver. Good thinking.


    May 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

  7. Thanks! This has always been one of those photoshop quirks that just didn’t make any sense and had no real solution.


    June 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

  8. Thank you!!!


    July 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

  9. Sweet! What a nice thing you did there. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of an empty swatches file. Good call and thanks doubly for the effort to help us all!


    August 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm

  10. This won’t load in CS5 – but a quicker way to delete swatches is to hold alt(win) or opt(osx) over each swatch and quickly click to delete them one at a time


    September 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    • Loaded just fine for me in CS5. Also, I tried your way…clicking on each one while alt was held down. Clicking as fast as I possibly could still wasn’t faster then 4 click to load this palette.


      April 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

  11. OMG DUDE You’re awesome. People like u rock!!


    September 11, 2010 at 5:19 am

  12. Fantastico! Thankyou 🙂


    March 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

  13. THANK YOU!


    May 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

  14. Just what i’m looking for, thanks!


    June 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  15. Many thanks… very useful indeed!


    January 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  16. thanks!

    Kevin Allen (@_kevinallen)

    October 24, 2012 at 3:44 am

  17. Thanks!

    Ewelina Wu

    October 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  18. Thanks thanks thanks

    Nick Hallam (@nhallam)

    December 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

  19. Wow ! A real time saver, thank you !


    February 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  20. such a time saver

    Matthew Olick

    April 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  21. Thanks! You are a Godsend!

    Christopher Perez

    December 1, 2013 at 3:56 am

  22. Life saver! Thank you so much.

    terrell harris

    December 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  23. CLEAR SWATCHES extension for Photoshop CC in Adobe Exchange:


    January 17, 2014 at 4:04 am

  24. Genius, thank you!

    August Lusch

    February 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

  25. It was kind of you to share this, but I thought everyone should know there IS an easy built-in way. Click on Preset Manager, shift click to select all colours, delete. That’s it. Natural empty swatch.


    August 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

  26. […] I bumped into an unconventional yet quicker alternative. This WordPress blog post offers a free swatch file that’s completely empty. The .aco filetype is a Photoshop Color […]

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