I have an illustration made of several parts. All parts are the same spot color (some Pantone color) but they are different in tint. I know that I can select them all and go to Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork, but I need to continue to use Pantone spot colors. If I select these colored parts and click a new Pantone spot color, it over-rides the original tint values.


If your illustration has really all parts the same spot color, replace this color for the new one:

  • At the Swatches Panel, click the New Color and holding Cmd Mac or Ctrl Win click the Old Color
  • From the Swatches Panel Options Menu choose Merge Swatches

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    You can also alt drag the swatch on top of the other. – joojaa Nov 13 '18 at 20:28

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