Importing a Color Palette from Photoshop
Flash CS4 Tutorial
How to Import a Photoshop Color Palette into Flash
A uniform color palette throughout your project is essential in creating a professional interface or animation. One method of creating a limited palette is to start in Photoshop, save your palette, then import the palette into Flash.
Open a new blank RGB document with a transparent background in Photoshop.
Add a series of rectangles using the Rectangle tool set to Shape Layers.
Double-click each layer icon, one at a time, to set your color palette.
Choose File > Save for Web and Devices and select GIF for the image type.
From the pull-down menu next to the Color Table, choose Save Color Table.
Name your table, FlashProjColors.act and save it in your Flash project folder. Press Cancel and close your Photoshop document.
Open your Flash document and open the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches).
Click the icon in the upper right corner of the Swatches panel and choose Replace Colors from the pull-down menu.
Navigate to your .act file and click Open. The swatches are updated with your custom palette.