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How do I find out HEX codes of colors I used in my gradient?

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Apr 03, 2008

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Hi, all:

I have a simple Illustrator problem, but I cannot find the answer online or in the Adobe Forums.

I made a gradient, but I do not know the HEX color codes I used for the colors. Unfortunately, you cannot double click the color swatches on the gradient pallete to open the color picker. Meanwhile, the gradient pallete does not identify the colors in use (the colors one has placed there). Does anyone know how to find out what colors have been placed on the gradient pallete when you forget?

Thank you so much.

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How do I find out HEX codes of colors I used in my gradient?

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Hi, all:

I have a simple Illustrator problem, but I cannot find the answer online or in the Adobe Forums.

I made a gradient, but I do not know the HEX color codes I used for the colors. Unfortunately, you cannot double click the color swatches on the gradient pallete to open the color picker. Meanwhile, the gradient pallete does not identify the colors in use (the colors one has placed there). Does anyone know how to find out what colors have been placed on the gradient pallete when you forget?

Thank you so much.

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1. Gradient Palette: Click the color stop.

2. Tap the < key.

3. DoubleClick the current Fill color in either Color Palette or the Fill/Stroke icon at the bottom of the main toolbox.

JET

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Worked perfectly!

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Wow, talk about a hidden feature. Thanks so much. This helped me. Adobe's adherence to UX best practice is egregious. uxfail​

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juliem18359647 wrote:

Wow, talk about a hidden feature. Thanks so much. This helped me. Adobe's adherence to UX best practice is egregious. uxfail

Why not just double click the color stop?

It will give you the values instantly (unless you are working with a version from 8 years ago).

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Fair enough; I'd also expect to see the hex code in cmyk views, not just rgb. Any reason they're in one view and not the others?

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Because Hex code is another (Web) way of describing RGB values.

It makes no sense to have them next to CMYK values because they change and depend on your color management settings.

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I've been using adobe illustrator for about a decade now; bless me if I realized that this was the case--it has never mattered before.

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What a treat! and thank you for being so straight forward on this. so refreshing!!

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Wow! Talk about hidden features...

How did you figure that one out, James?

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I read the tooltip on the associated icon:



JET ;-)

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Oh.

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Brilliant! Thank you so much. And, sorry for my delay in thanking you. This has helped me a lot.

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