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How do I access the eyedropper from the color picker tool?

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Is there a way to access the eyedropper tool from the color picker tool? Basically, I want to be able to double click the fill swatch on the left toolbar and use the eyedropper to pick an existing color on screen.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/use-color-picker.html

 

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Double click the Eyedropper in the toolbar to tell what to pick up and what to apply.

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How do I access the eyedropper from the color picker tool?

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Is there a way to access the eyedropper tool from the color picker tool? Basically, I want to be able to double click the fill swatch on the left toolbar and use the eyedropper to pick an existing color on screen.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/use-color-picker.html

 

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Double click the Eyedropper in the toolbar to tell what to pick up and what to apply.

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If you press "I" you get the eyedropper and can pick up any color on screen. That color is then the current color. 

 

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Right, but if I then select a shape to apply the color I picked with the eyedropper, the fill swatch replaces that newer color with whatever the current fill of that shape is.

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If you first select a shape and use the eyedropper it will fill the shape with the color you picked.

If you did not select a shape and picked a color with the eyedropper, just drag the color  from the toolbar fill or stroke onto the shape.

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I noticed when I select a shape and then use the eyedropper, it picks up both the fill color and the stroke width and color of the other shape I used the dropper on. Is there a way to prevent this?

 

With the second approach, where you drag the color from the toolbar fill, that works.

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Double click the Eyedropper in the toolbar to tell what to pick up and what to apply.

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Thanks!

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Good to hear that was useful.

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