4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 2:04 AM by Wicali RSS

    Eye dropper tool between documents

    newbie9604 Community Member

      I have two open files in illustrator and I want to use the eye dropper tool to select a color from one document and use it in the other. Is there a way to do this?

        • 1. Re: Eye dropper tool between documents
          Wade_Zimmerman Community Member

          You don't.

           

          Perhaps there is a plug in but I do not know of it.

           

          Edit I am wrong You bring into focus the document you want to have the object change color and select it.

           

          Then bring into focus the document with the object you wish to pick up the color from

           

          then do not select that objectt but rather simply click with the eyedropper tool and drag the eye dropper tool on to the document that contains the object you wish to change color.

           

          That should do it

           

          I got it wrong again.

           

          What you actually do is bring inot focu the document witht he object you want to change and selecct the object

           

          then click the object with the eyedropper tool and hold the mouse down and drag iut to the document object with the color you want to bepicked up and that will do it.

          • 2. Re: Eye dropper tool between documents
            newbie9604 Community Member

            Aha thats great thanks, I'm used to using the color picker in photoshop which can sample between documents

            • 3. Re: Eye dropper tool between documents
              Wade_Zimmerman Community Member

              Truth be known I think you have a very good thought there nd perhaps an update to the eyedropper tool is in order.

              • 4. Re: Eye dropper tool between documents
                Wicali Community Member

                Ah, yes it works now for me as well.

                 

                Newby discovery from me is that you have to open two documents in one window.

                 

                Don't work with tabs and one window to view one document. Bringing object to a tabbed document didn't work for me.

                 

                But go to icon: arrange windows and bring both documents visual for your eyes.

                 

                 

                Edit: Didn't work for coloring mesh gradients though. I could only select the object and change color of entire object.