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Tue, Apr 5, 2011 5:12 PM

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Photoshop: Support changing fill color by clicking swatch

It would be great if we were able to change the color of a shape layer by clicking the color on the swatch - or at least allow dragging the color from color to shape layer.

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11 y ago

Selecting a layer and clicking on a swatch won't work - because there are multiple actions that could be intended. (change foreground color, change layer color, change color for next shape, etc.)

You can already double click the fill icon and then click in swatches to select the color. (you do remember that swatches are clickable when inside the color picker, right?)

Dragging a swatch to the color fill icon might work. We'll have to see how much we can do with the drag and drop code.

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Hmm, it looks like the title of this idea was changed to the wrong thing, because it no longer matches the description.

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That was me. I did some interpretation based on Edward's other request. My impression was he expects the Fill of a vector object to be tied to the foreground color chip. Changing that changes the fill color. He's also asked for 'real' stroking feature (dotted/dashed lines) so assumed he wanted that to work similarly. Edward, let me know if I'm wrong. I can change the title back if I misinterpreted.

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Yeah, I think you misread it.
I'd prefer to change this back to the original title, and create a new request for strokes (maybe with the dash/dotted request). They are independent concepts.

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Thanks Jeff!

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11 y ago

Slight misinterpretation but an improvement of my original request since it includes the ability to set a stroke without it being an effect.
Only problem with that, is if you ever allow multiple strokes (say inner + outer) then the effects panel is a better place to keep it.

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Adding multiple strokes would be a whole other request and can of worms.

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10 y ago

I think this is implemented in Photoshop CS6 with the Shape tools options that let you change the color of the shape and vector strokes.

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10 y ago

How about applying a color swatch to multiple objects.... and then when you change the color of the swatch in the swatch palette, all of the objects with that assigned swatch change color? This would be extremely helpful when creating comps.

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10 y ago

How about applying a color swatch to multiple objects.... and then when you change the color of that swatch, all of the objects with that assigned swatch change color? This would be extremely helpful when creating comps.

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10 y ago

How about applying a color swatch to multiple objects.... and then when you change the color of that swatch, all of the objects with that assigned swatch change color? This would be extremely helpful when creating comps.

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2 y ago

This appears to now be the case in Photoshop 2020. I greatly dislike it.