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how to color a pattern with a swatch color?

Feb 14, 2013 3:05 AM

Hi there,


I made a pattern in illustrator c6 (lets say simple dots in rows) and I want to color this dots with a swatch (which means a specific color that changes automatically when I change this particular swatch).

It does change the color but it also causes a lot of troubles, it makes weird compound paths and illustrator gets very slow...


Is there anything I can do about it?



Thanks a lot and best


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    Feb 14, 2013 5:00 AM   in reply to barbarabroccoli123

    i think so, if i understand this correctly. use Edit Colours > Recolour Artwork and replace whatever colour your dots are with a swatch. seems to work as you describe when changing the swatch.

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