Was wondering if there was a faster way to change the colour of text using the eye dropper tool to sample colour from some artwork. At the moment I have to click out of the text tool, use the selection tool to select the text and then select the eye dropper tool to recolour the text. Ideally I would like a shortcut to use for the eye dropper tool so that I don't have to exit out of the text tool.

  • When typing text, you can change the color in the fly between hitting 2 letter keys. The eyedropper can be ON all the time during the typing. Only learn to decide the color of a letter before typing it.
    – user82991
    Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 7:26

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Assuming the cursor is blinking, indicating editing mode, in a live text string...

  • ESC to exit text editing, the text object will remain selected.
  • Then tap i to select the Eyedropper Tool

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