Add Eyedropper Tool to Swatch Options palettte
Add Eyedropper Tool to Swatch Options palette
To pick an existing color and make it a Swatch.
Sami, which Adobe app has this? InDesign does not, Photoshop does not (it has the most rudimentary swatch dialog ever)...
The Eyedropper is definitely needed, in this dialog, or the Color Picker dialog (there is a separate request for this: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/20490016)
As a workaround, I can offer this routine:
1. Sample a color you need outside of dialogs
2. Create a new global swatch with the color you want
3. Deselect your objects if you had them selected
4. In Swatches, select the new swatch, then hold Cmd/Ctrl and add the old swatch to the chip selection
5. From the Swatches panel’s flyout menu pick Merge Swatches.
This should merge both global swatches into one, replacing the color in all the objects that used the old global color.
Yeah, I know, a very clunky way... but at least it works.
Sami Gale commented
I feel like I'm missing something, how is this available in other adobe software but not in illustrator? Is there an easier way to change the global colour swatches?
Can you please be so kind to add an eyedropper for swatches / global color editing menu.
It would be super helpful to adjust global colors and swatches by sampling a color from the reference image, instead of manually tweaking the RGB/HSB sliders