Add Find/Replace Color feature from InDesign
I would love to use the Find/Replace feature for color just as it is now used in InDesign. Changing a color that isn't global is tedious when you have many fills, strokes, patterns and gradients using the same swatch. Thank you.
That’s an interesting proposal, and yes, I had this problem myself. Not sure if someone requested it. Can you, please?
Thank you Egor. I tried it out some more, and I think understand how it works. The issue is that editing a color this way does not update the global swatch. Is there a way to link the output of the recolor artwork option to the existing global swatch?
Marc, I understand your confusion. Recolor panel is intimidating!
If you share a test file (not exactly this one) and say which color you want to replace with what other one, I can record you a short demo to show the method.
Thanks Egor. This panel is very complex and upon opening it, it changes all of my colors as seen in these two screenshots. I think find/replace color is a much more straightforward way to say "anywhere swatch A is used, change it to swatch B". I don't even know where to begin with the recolor artwork panel unfortunately. Thanks for your suggestion.
Marc, Illustrator allows this already, but in a different way.
— Select the art to limit the selection, where you want this replacement to be limited to (it won’t work for all the document if you don’t select anything, unfortunately)
— Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork (or just the Recolor button in the Control or the Properties panels)
— Hit Advanced Options button, if it launches in the compact mode
— In the New column, double click the color you want to change and pick the colour you want to use instead (you can choose from the document’s swatches, if you click Color Swatches button)
— Hit Apply and Apply
It might look like it’s a longer way (7-8 steps!), but that’s because Ai just allows much more with this dialog. And InDesign’s route is not really that longer, if you count clicks.
Reply back about if it works for you, and if it does not — please tell why.
And BTW, thanks for the recent activity here. We need more action here.