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Alter color of pattern swatch w/o editing

Mar 4, 2013 5:46 PM

Tags: #illustrator #swatches #masking #blending_modes #pattern_swatches #color_editing

I'm trying to alter the color of a pattern without actually editing it - similar to layer masking in PhotoShop.

For instance, in the example below, I want to ultimately change the color of (the visible parts of) the pattern (middle layer) to shades of yellow (top layer), but still be able to see the green underneath. I don't want to manually change the pattern swatch because I don't know which swatch I want to use yet. I assume the answer is something relating to masking, and adjusting the blending mode. I just haven't figured out the specific way in which to do it. Can anyone help?

Thanks!

Ben

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