N.S.L: WEEK 187 – Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 “Eyedropper Pickup and Apply Functions”

I didn’t realize there was so much cracking with the Eyedropper Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014.

Check out the video above for the low-down.


Adobe Illustrator CC 2014
Hold Alt or Option to apply the loaded appearance

I didn’t realize that you could use the eyedropper tool as a paint bucket for your appearance. You can use the attributes in the appearance panel by Option + Clicking on a shape. The shape will then take on that appearance. Now that I think about it, makes perfect sense. That’s how eyedroppers work in real life =P


Adobe Illustrator
Choose “Appearance” to recognize Complex Appearances like effects, multiple attributes, etc.

If your eyedropper isn’t recognizing effects, multiple fills, multiple strokes, or any combination of those, you have to change the settings in the eyedropper options. This is considered a complex appearance. They eyedropper tool will not recognize complex appearances unless you check the box marked “Appearance” in the options.


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.


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