Ever wish that you could create high fidelity design mock-ups with the ability to make global color changes? Well, with Illustrator you can do exactly that.

Hereā€™s How it Works

Create a new swatch in the swatches pallet

Create a new swatch in the swatches pallet

Save the Swatch as “Global”

When the swatch options dialog opens up check the “Global” option and then hit “Ok” to save the new swatch

Check the Global option

Identify Global Swatches

If a swatch is “Global” it will have a white triangle on the bottom right hand corner of its icon in the swatches pallet

If a swatch is Global it will have a white triangle on the bottom right hand corner of its icon

Change the Color and Watch it Update

If you need to change a color globally on a bunch of items it’s as simple as double clicking the icon in the swatches pallet, changing the color, and..

Watch this:

Buttons using a global swatch

Turn into this:

Buttons using a modified global swatch
All in a matter of seconds!

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