Reduce number of colors in illustrator using Recolor artwork not working?


Here is my problem:

  1. I select all my items

  2. click the recolor wheel

  3. merge some colors

  4. click ok, but it does not seem to change:

  5. deselect, then reselect the shapes

  6. click the color wheel: all colors are back, my color merges are deleted!!

See it in action:

Recolor artwork not working

5/29/2016 7:49:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You need to change the colorization method to 'Exact':

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You can change the colorization method for all colors in the Color Reduction Options dialog by clicking the button next to the presets. Also make sure you have 'Recolor Artwork' checked.

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5/30/2016 2:31:00 PM