There are a few ways to change the color of a symbol in Illustrator. One way is to use the Color Picker tool. To do this, select the symbol you want to change colors and click on the Color Picker button (the three dots in the toolbar). Then, select one of the colors from the palette that appears. Another way is to use the Stroke command. To do this, first select the symbol you want to change colors and then click on the Stroke icon (the two lines in the toolbar). Next, choose a stroke type from the drop-down menu that appears and specify a width and color. Finally, adjust any other settings if necessary.

What's the easiest way to change the color of a symbol in Illustrator?

There are a few ways to change the color of a symbol in Illustrator. One way is to use the Color Picker tool. To do this, open the Color Picker dialog box by clicking on the icon located in the toolbar at the top of the Illustrator window or by pressing CMD+8 (Windows) or CMD+9 (Mac). Then, select the color you want to use from the list on the left side of the dialog box. You can also click on one of the swatches in front of the color wheel to select a specific color.

Another way to change colors is to use Direct Selection tools. To do this, first select all of your symbols using either one or more selection tools (such as lasso, polygonal lasso, and Quick Select), and then press D key (Windows) or M key (Mac). Next, use Direct Selection tools to drag around any areas you want to change colors. Finally, release your mouse button when you have selected all of your desired areas.

If you need help changing colors in Illustrator, be sure to check out our online video tutorial series at Adobe Creative Cloud:

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How can I change the color of a single symbol in Illustrator?

There are a few ways to change the color of a symbol in Illustrator.

  1. Select the symbol and choose Edit > Symbol Properties. In the Symbol Properties dialog box, click the Color button and select a new color from the drop-down list.
  2. Double-click the symbol to open its properties window, and then click the Color button. In the Color Property dialog box, select a new color from the drop-down list.
  3. Use one of Illustrator's fill or stroke commands to change the color of a symbol's outline or interior area. For example, you can use either Fill or Stroke commands to change all or part of an object's border or fill color.

Is it possible to change the color of only one instance of a symbol in Illustrator?

Yes, it is possible to change the color of only one instance of a symbol in Illustrator. To do this, open the symbol in question and select the "Color" tab on the Properties panel. From here, you can choose a new color for the symbol.

I need to know how to quickly change the colors or edit symbols in place without having to break them apart first in Adobe Illustrator, help!?

There are a few ways to change the color of symbols in Illustrator. One way is to use the Color Picker tool and select the color you want to use. Another way is to use the Symbol Properties panel and change the colors there.

Another option is to use the Fill or Stroke properties for each symbol separately, which will allow you to change all of the colors at once. You can also edit symbols by breaking them apart and then changing their colors individually.

Whatever method you choose, be sure to experiment a little bit until you find what works best for your project.

How do I save my new colors as a preset so I can use them later on other projects within AI?

  1. In Adobe Illustrator, open the symbol you want to change color and click on the "Symbols" tab in the Properties panel.
  2. Click on the "Presets" button at the top of the Symbols panel and select "New Color Preset."
  3. Name your new preset and click OK.
  4. To use your new color preset, double-click on it in the Symbols panel or choose it from the dropdown menu under "Symbols."
  5. Select the symbol you want to change color and click on the "Color" tab in the Properties panel.
  6. Click on either of the two swatches next to "Color 1" to select a different color for that symbol's text or fill area (if applicable).
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 for Color 2 if desired, then click OK to save your changes.

Is there an easy way to recolor multiple symbols at one time by dragging across like you can with regular objects?

There is no easy way to recolor multiple symbols at one time by dragging across like you can with regular objects. However, there are a few methods you can use to change the color of individual symbols in Illustrator.

One method is to use the Eyedropper tool and select the color you want to replace from your current symbol's palette. You can then click on the symbol in your document and choose Edit > Fill Color from the menu bar.

Another method is to use the Symbol Palette (Window > Symbol). Select the symbol you want to change colors for and click on the Palette button located at the bottom left corner of the window. This will open up a dialog box where you can select a new color for that particular symbol.

If neither of these methods work for you, then it may be necessary to edit each individual symbol in your document individually using Illustrator's vector editing tools. For more information on how to do this, please consult our guide on how to edit vectors in Illustrator.

Can someone please explain how changing colors works with multiple instances of nested symbols? The wikiHow article doesn't make it clear... Thanks!?

Changing colors in Illustrator is a little more complicated than just selecting the color you want and hitting "OK." You'll first need to create a new symbol or copy an existing one. Then, go to the "Symbols" panel and select the symbol you want to change colors for.

Next, click on the "Color" tab at the top of the Symbols panel. This will open up a dialog box where you can choose which color you want to use for your symbol. You can also adjust other settings like Opacity and Brightness here. Once you're done, hit "OK" to save your changes.

If you'd like to change colors for multiple instances of a nested symbol, you'll need to follow steps 1-3 above, but instead of selecting the symbol you want to change colors for, you'll need to select each instance of that symbol separately. After selecting each instance, hit "OK" to save your changes.

After changing colors randomly on many different instances of my Smart Symbol, how can I reset all those changes back to their original state/color/appearance en masse?

I'm not sure if this is possible or even something that Illustrator supports, but I've seen people do it on various online forums and it seems to work fine.1. Open Illustrator and select the Smart Symbol you want to change colors on2. Select the symbol's Appearance panel (Window > Appearance)3. In the Colors section, click on the color wheel icon next to each color4. Click on a different color from the wheel and then click OK5. Repeat steps 3-5 for all other colors6. To reset all changes back to their original state, select File > Save As...7. In the Save As dialog box, type "Symbol Reset" in the Name field8. Click Save9. Close Illustrator10. Reload your document11. The symbol should now have its original colors12.- If you're using a version of Adobe Illustrator prior to CS6:1) Choose Window > Preferences...2) Under General tab, uncheck "Enable Symbols"3) Quit and reopen Illustrator4) Reenable symbols by selecting General tab > Enable Symbols5) Quit and reopen Illustrator6) The symbol should now have its original colorsIf you're using a version of Adobe Illustrator CS6 or later:1) Choose Window > Preferences...