Recolor Artwork Tool in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is a must-know Adobe Illustrator Trick.

This tutorial is a must-know Adobe Illustrator Trick. If you’ve used Recolor Artwork Tool in Illustrator before, you may have been frustrated when trying to change the colors black or white. Usually it’s super easy to change the colors on the fly with the Recolor Artwork Tool, but as soon as you deal with mostly black or even white colored shapes and objects, the Recolor Artwork Tool in Illustrator won’t make changes to thos colors, no matter how much you move sliders around or click like crazy on the swatches. This of course is so frustrating! So let me offer the solution to take all of your frustrations away!

I’ll show you a quick and easy way to change black, white or any other color in your patterns or artwork right inside the Recolor Artwork Tool.


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Simona Pfreundner has been teaching Adobe Creative Suite since 2008 through written tutorials, instructional video courses and classroom teaching. With 15 years experience in the graphic design field as an agency, in-house and freelance designer, her love for art and drawing has enabled her develop an approachable and intuitive style of teaching that helps people learn graphic design software in a fun and easy way.

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