How to use the color picker in illustrator?
How can I color picker for the gradient tool to sample a color? It seems the color picker does not work like photoshop does where you can pick a color from the existing canvas, but have to know either the exact hex ect? Example here, is I am trying to pick a color for the gradient tool, the picker does not show up when I hover my cursor over the canvas so I cannot select a color. Is there any way to sample outside the color picker tool?
If I understand properly, you wanted to use the color picker for color stops of Gradient Tool.
I place here a solution because it looks very useful and not straightforward considering many questions in Google (and my 10 minutes self-updating research).
The workflow is:
Open Gradient tool panel
Window â€“> Gradient
or press Command/Control+F9, if you're on MacBook Pro etc you should use Fn+Command/Control+F9
Select the object with applied gradient
Click once on the color stop you want to change
Click on the Eyedropper tool or press I
Press Shift+Click on the color of one of the objects you want to apply to the color stop.