Is there a way to enable a color picker like Sketch's in Illustrator? I really like the ability to drag the color slider while keeping my saturation/brightness consistent (this is just beneath the big color box in the screenshot below). If there is an option to do this kind of adjustment in Illustrator that's great too, but I can't seem to find it. Thanks!

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  • The Color Picker in Illustrator CC already has very similar functionality. See example. The only real difference is there is no transparency/opacity slider. Opacity has its own slider in the tool options along the top. Does this not work for you?
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 6 '19 at 8:41

There's no way to implement Sketch's color picker in Illustrator.

You can set the Color Panel in Illustrator to use HSB - Hue, Saturation, Brightness.

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This allows for adjustments to Saturation or Brightness without altering the Hue.

Unfortunately the Color Panel has a tendency to switch back to the Document Color Mode (RGB/CMYK) as you work. So, at times, it's necessary to repeatedly reset the panel to HSB. Users have been asking for a fix for this for some time now.

  • You're showing the Color Panel, not the Color Picker dialog.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 6 '19 at 8:49
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    @BillyKerr And I specifically stated "Color Panel" in the answer. I have quite honestly never used the color picker in Illustrator, ever in 30+ years. It is entirely superfluous and unnecessary and poorly integrated into the AI UI. Merely because the question states "color picker" that doesn't mean my answer must reference the color picker.
    – Scott
    Jun 6 '19 at 9:24
  • Oh, OK. I just thought I'd mention it. Whatever floats your boat ;)
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 6 '19 at 9:29

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