I am new here and this is my first question. Hopefully it's okay to ask for more details to a question which has been solved eight years ago: Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors for the 'D' key? The solution is very useful, but it seems like it only applies to the current .ai-document.

Any chance of setting a default color scheme for every document? (In my case: No fill and 0/0/0/100-CMYK for contours. I create technical illustrations for printed manuals.)

Currently I am setting my color manually by clicking with the mouse. However, I am really into working with my keyboard as my weapon of choice, so it'd be helpful if I could use Strg+A and D instead of hovering with the mouse.

Thanks in advance!

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Graphic Styles apply on a per document basis. Although you could set up one document with the graphic styles you want, then save it as an AIT (template) file, then launch Illustrator by double clicking the AIT file. It's also possible to save and load Graphic Style libraries for use in other documents. – Billy Kerr Aug 17 '20 at 10:33

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