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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 No_Swatches.aco.

Download No_Swatches.aco

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.

    WesleyC

    January 14, 2009 at 10:27 pm

  2. Perfect! Thanks!

    Leif

    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!!!

    oll-e

    June 9, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  4. Thank you!!!

    gab

    October 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  5. Excellent – thank you!

    Pete

    February 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

  6. Great time saver. Good thinking.

    Dave

    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.

    Jansen

    June 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

  8. Thank you!!!

    Stacey

    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!

    dMullins

    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

    cjm

    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.

      mindfullsilence

      April 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

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

    Ben

    September 11, 2010 at 5:19 am

  12. Fantastico! Thankyou🙂

    tapsytapsy

    March 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

  13. THANK YOU!

    tino

    May 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

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

    Beglinger

    June 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  15. Many thanks… very useful indeed!

    Stuart

    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 !

    Tim

    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:
    https://www.adobeexchange.com/store/products/1757

    tahoedesigner

    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.

    Cassandra

    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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