Global swatches allow you to make easy edits to the color of objects without ever having to directly select those objects in a document.
- [Instructor] Global swatches are incredibly powerful…in that they allow you to change the color…of several objects with a few clicks of the mouse.…Let me show you how these work.…I'm gonna open my swatches panel…just to make this a little bit easier to see.…I'm just gonna come up here and choose window,…and go to swatches, I'll just position this over here.…What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna select the star…in the background here and you'll notice that…this object has a swatch applied to it.…
You can see it here because it's highlighted.…The swatch is called golden gate.…As I'm working on my artwork, let's say for example,…I wanted to change the color of that golden gate swatch.…What I can do is I can double click on that swatch…and I can modify the color.…I'm gonna make a drastic change here…so we can see the difference.…I'll make this like a green color.…When I click OK, you're gonna notice…that the swatch itself changed, but the content…that had that color applied did not update.…
The reason for that is because we didn't use a global swatch…
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Duplicating objects
- Using custom views
- Saving selections
- Creating global swatches, styles, and libraries
- Building objects more efficiently
- Working with type
Skill Level Intermediate
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