Change line color and fill color of groups in one click
Let say you have multiple groups existing of line segments and filled objects (lines and circles for example). If I want to change the color of the lines and objects of a group, by clicking on a group, that is not possible. Or all line segments get a fill too or all the objects get a line too.
To fix this, I have to go inside the group, select all the objects, change the fill and then select all the line segments and change the line color.
A button to change the color of all line segments and the color of all object fills of a group (in one color) at once, that would be awesome.
For everybody out there maintaining icon libraries for example, this would be a massive time saving feature.
If this feature is already there please let me know!
[Deleted User] commented
Hi, Michiel. Changing different fills and strokes in the selection is painful. For icons with closed paths, I use the inside stroke trick
Ah, yes, now I see what you mean, thank you for the detailed explanation.
Agree, this indicator seems useless, when you have a mixed selection.
And I agree that something should be done about it. Let’s think.
The proposed solution though (it ignores 'none', basically) is (and I beg a pardon if this sounds harsh) would be a lie — in the existing paradigm. When you show that stroke is black, it means (for 30 years already) that *every* object in a selection has a black stroke. You have no idea how much chaos it will bring to workflows if this change just happen!
Still, I love the idea.
What about this one? Hope it reads like 'all but excluding none'
Thank you for your response. I am familiar with the opposed solutions but that is not exactly what I'm looking for. I added a pdf with some screenshots, that should clarify.
I look forward to your response.
Michiel, you can try to use Recolor for that.
Also, you can isolate you group, select an object inside of it and then use Select Same commands to select strokes/fills you need. Magic Wand tool also can be utilized.
Do you know about these options? If yes, what makes them difficult to use for you?