Freeform gradient doesn't work with Recolor Artwork
There is no way to recolor the gradient points in the Freeform Gradient in Color Guide → Recolor Artwork. This is very problematic when you try to apply a color group to the gradient. It works very well with regular gradients, but not with freeform gradients. I think this needs an update or else it will be very time consuming to edit all the colors of a freeform gradient.
Thanks for submitting this request. We have started working on the same.
Hi，Anish，I want to ask have you updated the freeform gradient to color mode？
[Deleted User] commented
Very happy that Adobe addressed this! Now we can use Recolor Artwork on freeform gradients in Illustrator 2020! Thanks!!
I found another bug with Recolor Artwork:
Thanks Lukas. Adobe, please see comment below!
Lukas Engqvist commented
Freeform Gradient is not affected by Recolour artwork or other Object > Edit Colour edits.
Objects consisting of a mix of objects, gradients and patterns will not recolour as expected if containing objects with Freeform Gradient.
Recolour Artwork is used to change colour scheme
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a Freeform Gradient
2. Try to recolour artwork
Same behaviour as other objects
This bug needs a fix!
Just wanted to add that it works perfectly fine to recolor a gradient mesh this way so it doesn't make any sense that it does not work on a freeform gradient.