I often adapt illustrations to fit brand guidelines. It usually is a tedious task when I have to select each color by hand.
So I've been trying to make sense of the "Recolor Artwork" feature... I know how to define my brand colors in a Library or a Swatch, but I haven't found a way to restrict the colors in an illustration to my defined swatches. I don't have anything under under "Color groups" in the "Recolor Artwork" window. In the "Color reduction Options" I've tried everything, I always end up with either horrible value swaps (dark shades from my swatches to replace bright ones?), or a lot of the original colors still there. "Colorize methods" don't seem to make a lot of sense.
In the "Edit" tab - although the user-defined "swatchez" is selected, more than half the colors on the wheel are from the original document, not from the swatch document
Here are some Color Reduction Options that seem like they should make sense...
... but then the document still has 36 "Current colors" - a lot of which are from the original colors, not from the swatch. The swatch library is selected in both windows, "Recolor Artwork" and "Color Reduction Options"...
The colors in the Swatch file used
The "Recolorized" illustration. In several shades of grey and one purple.
I want to make sure that when I recolor, all the original colors of the illustration are totally gone from the "Current colors" list and replaced with the closest color from my swatch.
How do I replace the colors in a vector illustration with the closest match from a set of user-defined swatches?