I have a bitmap image in Illustrator (Effects > Rasterize > "Color Model: Bitmap", resulting in a black and white image). Alternatively, I have a brush or pattern, whose original I don't want to edit.Objective
I want to change the appearance of the bitmap image (or pattern) by replacing the black with a color.My Method
Create a fill in the desired color, make a mask, and move the black-and-white object to the mask layer.
This method works fine, and gives the desired appearance, but is a pain because it means the objects I actually want to work with are tucked away on masks that hard to access.
Is there a better way to colorize objects whose fill you don't have access to?Example
I begin with a photograph (Image 1), which I have dithered with Effects > Rasterize > "Color Model: Bitmap", resulting in Image 2.
How can I color Image 2 to get Image 3?