Please make color control a **** of a lot more intuitive
I am familiar with InDesign and Photoshop. I am really trying to use illustrator on a project. I am fairly new to illustrator and am using the latest version as of 10/30/2018. I have to say the way you use and set colors in Indesign is either horribly broken (i.e., Bug) or it is not at all intuitive or similar to other Adobe tools. For example, I want to create a color gradient swatch that is applied to an image and then alter the color gradient and see how it looks. Seems simple - but I have been working to try and do this for a day now and it seems to be impossible to change a color swatch once it has been created.
Sometimes I the color gradient window is locked - sometimes not - there seems to be no logic or reason why and no way to unlock the gradient editor. I create a new gradient swatch and can't edit it. I can create a copy of an existing swatch and can't seem to reliably edit that either.
You have no idea how NON INTUITIVE your color editing mechanism is for a new user. I have now formed the opinion that it can't be that hard - so I assume it is a bug. If it is not a bug PLEASE give some indication SOMEWHERE that the color editor is locked or not and provide a mechanism for unlocking it that is obvious. ARRRGGHHHH