How to Change All the Colors at Once in Adobe Illustrator Recolour Artwork
Hello. Color loving illustrator. People in this video. We're going to take our whale and we're going to re color them a couple of different options. Super quick. Super easy using the re color artwork option in adobe illustrator. Let's go learn how to use that now. All right. So the first thing to do is open up re color artwork from your exercise files. We're going to zoom out a little bit. We're gonna grab our art board tool. The shortcut is shift. Oh, it's a weird one, but I use it all the time shift. Okay. And we're going to make a duplicate, easiest way to make a duplicate is holding down the key on a PC. Option key on a Mac. We use this for like duplicating shapes. You can do the same, but you got to drag the actual name is the best bit, drag the name outboard one. Okay. And we're going to have a second color option with my black arrow. I'm going to select all the colors that I want to adjust basically kind of like two things right? There's two kind of gradients that I've got and I...
've locked the background here so I've got them both selected and command. H remember kind of gets rid of all the blue lines. I do that when I'm recovering. Um it's control H on a PC just to kind of make it look nice, make sure you turn it back on, You get lost with it selected over here. There's one called re color make sure in your properties panel color and to me Justin like I've kept this quite simple, there's only four colors going on that's either side of both of these gradients. You might have a lot more here so to manually go and change you might go and actually instead of having to reach through the whole document and find all the instances you can just go double click this guy. Okay so that's my current color and this is what I'm gonna switch it to you just double click that swatch and you can go into here and say actually want to switch that out for okay click okay and you can see it's gone through and switched every instance of that for the pink and you can do that for all of them. And there's this guy as well he's going to go from pink to I'm going to make it look ugly. I know I am. You know what's gonna happen man? Okay but you get what I mean Right so you can manually go through and double please to change it. It's like okay let's look at a different way. I'm gonna grab my outboard remember shift zero. No it's shift oh not Sarah hold down the key or the option key. Black arrow which is the wiki select all of this. We're gonna go to re color and what we'll do is actually what I might do is duplicate the first one before I made it real in f. Okay so this guy I want a second copy of and while we're here we're gonna do another one after this, so we have four in total. Alright, so I'm gonna select this guy and I'm gonna go to re color and one of the other interesting options is the random one. So all this is going to do is grab, you've got four colors and we've we've used them in a specific way, it's gonna go, it's this little icon here, random, just goes randomly, changes them, just moves them all around the place. Okay, so it's just a nice kind of way of guess of if you've got maybe gradients is not working as well, but maybe you've used five color swatches you just want to kind of go through and just yeah, see what a different kind of mixture might be. So you can click on random. Cool, let's look at this last one here, and probably the most important, I saved it to the last Okay, is re color. And what we want to do now is go to edit because the sign is what it is by default. Let's click on edit. You get this color wheel and there's two ways of doing it, you can just kind of drag them around by themselves because these are the colors, right? That's the kind of read that I'm using. These are the two greens and this was the kind of yellowy thing that I was using, you can just move them around. Okay it's dragging them, it's not much different I guess than that first option. When we double click them, where it gets really cool is if you link them all so when you change this one they all change and it kind of gives you yeah, a way of kind of recovering the whole thing at once and they keep the kind of balance of yeah of grading initial gradient color selection Okay, and the color wheel moves around. Am I making this better? I'm not sure. Mm hmm wow, I'm going to leave it there, click okay. What I'd like you to do as a class project is to go through and come up with your own color options. Maybe make a few of them take a screenshot, send them to me on instagram or on twitter I am at bring your own laptop on instagram and I'm at dan, loves adobe on twitter. Um or of course post them on the website here as a class project. Yeah, I'd love to see what you come up with. You don't have to use gradients, you can switch those out first, let's get on to the next video