how to use the eyedropper tool in colour picker

Explorer ,
Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Hi all,

this has been annoying me foooorrrrever!!!!

maybe im missing something.

 

I have been using Illustrator for years and years.

 

how do i use the eyedropper while the color picker is open? like to quickly recolor an object using a color already on the artboard?

 

like in photoshop? photoshop has had this feature since the dawn of time, but illustrator consistently misses this feature why?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022
Double click the gradient stop with the gradient tool. You will get a small popup panel. In it there is an eyedropper tool you can use to pick up a color.

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I'm afraid you're unlikely to get answers to questions of "why". The best I can do is ask that you vote on this request, though it has been 'under review' since 2017:

 

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/204...

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wow absolutely astonishing! i found that article searching for answers! i cannot believe this is not a standard feature.

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Freeform Gradient?  I don't think you can.

You could select these colors first and add them to your Swatches and use the Swatches panel to change the colors in a Freeform gradient.

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Double click the gradient stop with the gradient tool. You will get a small popup panel. In it there is an eyedropper tool you can use to pick up a color.

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nice! thank you!! how on earth would i know that!! crazy adobe!! why can i not just use the color picker panel!! seems soooo obvious.

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Yes! How could I forget that one (probably because I hardly use the unfinished Freeform Gradient).

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