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There are various ways to do this in AI
1. Select the direct selection tool (white arrow) and then select one object, next go to the menu select/same fill color
2. I cant' remember if CS has the magic wand tool on the tool box, this does the same as in point 1, but chek it out.
New version of AI came with more tools to do this here
Thanks, but that does not work for selecting the same color within an area. It selects the same color on the whole image. I need to "fence" and area and apply the fill color change to elements only inside that "fence".
Select the area or object(s) or group you need to change the color in but make certain only that area, object(s) or group are selected.
the go toEdit>Edit Color>Recolor Art
then in the lefthand side there are color bar(s) with smaller bars to the right of them click on the smaller bar and that will give you the color picker.
Select the color you want to replace the older color with and click OK. that should do it.
I am not sure the "Recolor Art" is a future in AI CS, As Scott say in his post, he is using CS and couldn't do that.....I dont't have CS any more to check it out.
If you only have CS and the recolor Art feauture is not there, I think you could lock the objects you don't want to be included in the color change you're trying to do....
Thanks guys. I have CS3 if that helps any. I'm not at the PC that has it
installed until later today. I will check it out as soon as I get to it.
I appreciate the help.
That worked. Thank you and Mario.
This is an important feature that is a little misunderstood but gaining in popularity because it is so useful.