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Need help selecting all grey fills

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Aug 07, 2023 Aug 07, 2023

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Hi there, 
I have got into a situation where I need to select all grey fills in an illustrator file. There is 3 type of greys here I need to select, all same saturation, but different values.. so selecting same by fill colour doesn't work which is irritating because I want to maintain the values I have.
Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Aug 08, 2023 Aug 08, 2023

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What do you want to do with the selected shapes?

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Aug 08, 2023 Aug 08, 2023

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I'd like to make the greys lighter. 

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Aug 08, 2023 Aug 08, 2023

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You don't need to select them first to make them lighter if you use Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork

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Thanks, I'll try that 🙂 

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Aug 08, 2023 Aug 08, 2023

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If you select them and try to adjust the "greys" they will get lighter, but not in relative terms. They would all get to be lighter greys in absolute terms. So you're not going to be globally adjusting the three greys 25% lighter, you'd be setting all the greys 25% light.

 

I guess what I'm saying is, you'd be better selecting each of the 3 grey shades individually and making them each a lighter shade of grey. If you think you'll be fiddling with them more than once, I'd suggest you group the selections so you could adjust each of them more quickly the second and subsequent times.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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Do you have global swatches? Then simply change the colours in the swatches.

 

Otherwise, use Recolor Artwork to assign global swatches and you can control the colours (of all elements with this colour) at any time in the future via the assigned global swatches.

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