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The Smart Way to Edit Swatches

If you have objects selected in your document, you have to be careful about editing color swatches. If you simply head over to the Swatches palette and double-click on a swatch to edit it, in the split second before the Swatch Options dialog appears, all your selected objects will change to that color. But you can get around that with this important tip—before you double-click on a swatch, hold Shift-Option-Command (PC: Shift-Alt-Control). Then you can double-click on any swatch, edit the color, and not worry about affecting any selected object. (Of course, if you edit the color swatch for the selected objects, those objects will change color when you click OK, but you knew that, right?)

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