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October 18, 2017 /Illustration /

Save Time With Global Colour Swatches

Colour swatches in Illustrator are powerful. However, default settings for swatches in Illustrator hid some of this power. With the latest update to Illustrator you are able to leverage the full power of Global Colour swatches.

You probably already know that Illustrator lets you define different types of colours in the Swatches panel so you can quickly apply and edit them later. But have you ever been in a situation where your artwork is finished, but you just want to modify a colour such that wherever that colour is used in the artwork it gets updated at once? Well, it is possible, if only you had saved the colour as a “global” swatch.

Need a refresher on how to create and apply global colour swatches? Dream Infinity has a great tutorial.

That’s why with the new release of Illustrator CC this year, global colour swatches will be on by default, meaning you won’t lose out on the benefits of this time-saving feature. And if you don’t want your colour swatch to be global? All you need to do is just uncheck the global setting in your swatches colour panel.

This year’s release of Illustrator CC helps you design a little faster and more efficiently by making things like global colour swatches more useful for you. Have more feature requests for Illustrator? Share with us on Illustrator’s User Voice page.

Update to the latest Illustrator CC today.


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