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Recolor Artwork Not Using All Colors in Selected Element (Illustrator 2024)

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Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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Hi everyone! 

I'm trying to use the recolor tool (for the first time) to recolor the lines in the tachometer with either one of the grouped, bright palettes on the left.
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When I go to use the Color Theme Picker and select one of the palettes, it will show all 5 colors on the Prominent Color bar at first. BUT when clicking on the Change Color Order Randomly, it will reduce the number of colors or "mix" some of them together. I've even checked in the Advanced Options window to make sure the Preserve boxes were unchecked, AND the Recolor Art box was checked.
Screenshot 2024-01-18 at 5.05.47 PM.pngScreenshot 2024-01-18 at 5.08.11 PM.png

Not sure why it will reduce the colors??? I have also tried ungrouping both the artwork AND the palette to see if it makes a difference, quit and restarted Illustrator, but nothing helped. 

If anyone has run into this problem, but have a solution or other tricks to get it to work properly, I highly appreciate you in advance. 

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Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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What is your goal?

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Jan 18, 2024 Jan 18, 2024

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To have all 5 colors from the rainbow palette recolor the tachometer lines. Not 4 or 3. 
Also, I'm trying to learn the Recolor Tool, but not understanding why it doesn't keep all 5 colors.
I found someone using this tool and showing the steps on Instagram, but when I follow them that part of my artwork doesn't recolor properly.

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Apr 03, 2024 Apr 03, 2024

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I am having the exact same issue, but my theme picker is only using one color from my palette of 6. Did you ever find a solution for this? Might it have anything to do with my original illustration being in gray tones?

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Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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What are you referring to? You are not using the Advanced Recolor dialog box.

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