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What happened with shift+eyedropper pickup in the new versions of AI?

Explorer ,
Apr 09, 2019 Apr 09, 2019

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Previously I was able to pick up exactly pixel color on a gradient and apply it as plain color (not only to a gradient node) to whatever I want even if there is a gradient on a path currently. But now it does not override a gradient with plain color, but change only one node. How can I transform a gradient to plain color, which I choose from this gradient, with one click as before?

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Apr 09, 2019 Apr 09, 2019

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if you shift drag eyedropper over gradient and lift up pen (are you using mouse? Then shift click and drag) then it should cgange gradient to solid colour.

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Apr 09, 2019 Apr 09, 2019

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Hi oleksijp79466572:

Move the Eyedropper tool onto the object whose attributes you want to sample. (When you’re correctly positioned over type, the pointer displays a small T.) Shift‑click to sample only the color from a portion of a gradient, pattern, mesh object, or placed image and apply the color to the selected fill or stroke.

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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Does it work in a manner that actually overrides the gradient with a plain color if I apply the picked up color to a path with a gradient?

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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These two below are the results (actual and desired) of self-applying the picked up color.

tempsnip.jpg

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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Ctrl + Shift + Click (Mac)?

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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Hi oleksijp79466572 :

I'm in AI 2019 (23.0.3).

With Fill in Front (so that I change the fill color and not the stroke color):
Screen Shot 2019-04-10 at 9.27.15 AM.png

Click on the green wing feathers:

Screen Shot 2019-04-10 at 9.27.21 AM.png

Shift + Click on the green wing feathers:

Screen Shot 2019-04-10 at 9.27.35 AM.png

What are you doing differently?

~Barb

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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You have applied a picked up sample to the path with a solid white fill. But I am trying to apply a sample to a path with a gradient fill.

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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Hi oleksijp79466572 :

Thanks for your patience with me.

I am trying to apply a sample to a path with a gradient fill.

So you have a path with a gradient fill:
Screen Shot 2019-04-10 at 11.14.19 AM.png

And you want to change it to a solid color? Do I now understand the question?

(I am still Shift + clicking the gradient with Eyedropper)

Screen Shot 2019-04-10 at 11.14.36 AM.png

~Barb

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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Now I figured out that I can do that when all color nodes of a gradient are deselected. I can deselect these when I select a middle slider.

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I'm just used to do this without extra thinking about nodes state as it was in previous versions. It seems that they remain selected permanently after I tweak any gradient in a document. And I have to deselect them explicitly.

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Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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This doesn't work if I need a solid fill on one abject and selecting a gradient fill on another object. It used to work.

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