How to Make a Color Palette in Illustrator


use rectangle tool to draw a square > hold alt + click and drag to copy the square > ctrl + d to make duplicates


use eyedropper tool to sample a color > color guide > click on square > Click a color from color guide to fill square


drag colors into swatch


* the swatch can be imported into another illustrator file by clicking the swatch library menu icon and selecting ‘other library’ and opening the illustrator file which contains the swatch