Keep color values when applying freeform gradients
When applying a freeform gradient, Illustrator picks up colors from everywhere around the selected artwork, also the selected object itself. It would be extremely helpful if it could reliably keep the exact color values the object has, so you don't need to adjust it.
I also agree. This would be splendid. The current behaviour (replacing the actual color with seemingly random colors from all over the place) is a pain to deal with, and it is also highly unintuitive. I can't understand who would need such a behaviour unless you start with an object without colors.
Agreed. I find the tool's behavior puzzling when applying a freeform gradient. The fill color of the object should remain the same with, perhaps, a few color stops within as a start so you know it's now a freeform gradient.