Is there any way for swatch color changes to be consistent?

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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I have this character I made where a each color in a swatch group correlates to a body feature (green is hair, light green is skin, dark green is the outline, etc..), but I want to be able to switch to a seperate swatch group, and back and forth and have the colors changes be pre-determined and CONSISTENT. So green becomes blue, light green becomes light blue, etc... and vice versa.

 

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The top of this example is what I want to happen, but the bottom is what I get, and it's random everytime I switch between them. My swatch groups are labeled and ordered in the same way. If having consistent color swaps is not a thing, it should definitely be a feature added in the future.

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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In Edit > Edit colors > Recolor artwork you can set up rules for the order of the old colors and the new colors, which will then determine the rules for converting between them. But if this doesn't work for you, then you could try if it could be made in an action or if that doesn't work, you need a script.

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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Hmm it seems the rules for converting them never stick, I assign the colors and the next time I try and swap swatches it's as if I had never assigned them at all. 🤔

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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 Too bad there's literally no way to save the "custom preset".

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Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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I sort of found a solution but it shouldn't have to be this convoluted. So I have to order the swatches of the first group in order of hue, Red -> Violet (this is the default way Illustrator orders the colors in recolor artwork window). Then I have to match every other swatch group to that first group, mine are named. The problem is, this doesn't work for switching back. So my first group is Green, and my second group is Blue. Screen Shot 2022-07-27 at 9.01.29 PM.png

 

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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I seem to remember a feature request to save recoloring presets in Recolor artwork, but cannot find it on Uservoice. Maybe it doesn't exist.

http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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