This is a design I'm working on:enter image description here

I'm okay with the logo but the only problem is that it is very inconvenient. It needs to have the path colour frequently changed, and this works well, apart from the highlighted circles. Only the stroke around these circles changes, and it is very tedious, making one have to manually disable the stroke, select the appropriate colour to fill. enter image description here

Is there a way I can modify these circles so that when I change the stroke colour, the circles' colour changes as well. (The logo is a group)

I've tried using the Blob tool but it still acts like a circle.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Use global color swatches, then adjust that.
    – joojaa
    Nov 13, 2023 at 19:21

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Make the circles smaller and apply a thick stroke that looks like a fill.

Circle with 1pt stroke.

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Same circle with a 10pt stroke.

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Or.. expand the strokes you do have so everything is a fill rather than strokes. (This is a wise move for a logo, if it's finalized, to prevent stroke weights being altered.)

Or.. as Joojaa points out in comments... use Global Swatches to change colors for everything with a simple double-click.

  • Thanks, Scott, but I don't quite understand the second suggestion you've made (to expand the paths). I know I've done something wrong, but I don't know what. Could you please explain further? (I expanded the paths and selected stroke in the dialog box that came up, then used a fill colour, but ended up with this: imgur.com/a/KxwchBL Nov 14, 2023 at 13:50
  • @RedHotCoffee : Select everything except the background rectangle, Object > Expand Appearance (if it's available), then Object > Expand, then click the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel (Bonus step: choose Object > Compound Path > Make) Everything should then be one object with one fill, no strokes.
    – Scott
    Nov 14, 2023 at 14:10

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