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Adjust color of pattern fill?

Jun 23, 2012 4:52 AM

Is there a way to adjust the color of a pattern fill without changing the actual pattern?

 

Sometimes I do this by overlaying another solid color fill on top of the pattern fill, and use multiply or other blend modes.  This works except when the pattern contains empty/transparent areas: in this case the solid color would pass through and affect the object below the pattern, which is unwanted.

 

So basically, is there a way to isolate the color change to a single object?  I've tried with "Isolate Blending" and "Knockout Group" with no success...

 
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    Jun 23, 2012 5:06 AM   in reply to Outis Sisyphides

    Short of duplicating the swatch no

     
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    Jun 23, 2012 5:52 AM   in reply to Outis Sisyphides

    Please show something. There are options to siolate the blending to one object. There are options to separate one pattern into several ...

     
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    Jun 23, 2012 6:29 AM   in reply to Outis Sisyphides

    In case you already know you want to make items of your pattern in several variations, you can put this element into its own pattern.

     

    Then apply several fills to the object.

     

    To isolate the blending, see the appearance panel (show its options). Only works inside of groups.

     

    And please show your stuff. It's difficult to discuss when you don't see it, you know.

     
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    Jun 23, 2012 12:46 PM   in reply to Outis Sisyphides

    Not with the methods I outlined. But if it's just a little less work you're after: give Edit > Edit colors > Recolor Art a try.

     
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    Jun 23, 2012 7:12 PM   in reply to Monika Gause

    Monika has the right answer in her last post.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-06-23 at 10.11.37 PM.png

     
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    Sep 4, 2013 4:19 PM   in reply to Outis Sisyphides

    Drag swatch out of the palette.


    Make color changes.


    Drag object back into palette.

     
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