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I created an additive graphic style that includes a few effects, and applied this style to a few objects.
Now I'd like to make a change to this style and apply the change to all objects. For example, instead of an outer glow of 1px (which was in the original graphic style) I would like to change it to 5px and apply to all the styled objects.
Is it possible to edit a graphic style? If not, how would you perform this task?
Sep 8, 2011 at 10:09
Ilya Kogan Ilya Kogan
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Select the style you'd like to edit in the graphic style menu
Switch to Appearance panel and edit any appearance item (like fill color or effect for example)
Go to Appearance panel menu, and select: "Redefine graphic style style_name_from_step_1"
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Jan 15, 2015 at 12:43
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what worked for me is this:
with nothing selected, click the style.
go to Appearance, do the mods you need, drag the little preview icon left of the
name to the styles window, overwriting the previous style.
in order to overwrite a style, hold
Ctrl+ alt and drop it on top of the old one. all previously styled objects adopt the new style.
best of luck to you guys!
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Jun 4, 2014 at 16:41
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There isn't a direct way to edit a graphic style. varun's answer will handle the situation where all of the objects are in the same document.
If you want to save a style so you can use it again in other documents, select the layer that has the modified style applied and choose "New Graphic Style" from the Graphics Styles panel flyout menu. It will then be available in new documents that you create (handy when you're building multiple documents for a website comp, an ad campaign or corporate identity).
Sep 9, 2011 at 0:30
Alan Gilbertson Alan Gilbertson
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This can now be done thus:
1) Apply the style to redefine to an existing object.
2) Change the colours, etc of that object as desired.
3) Drag the object to the Graphic Styles panel, hover the cursor over the style to redefine and hold down "Alt" (Mac) before dropping it in to the Graphic Style swatch.
Mar 1, 2018 at 16:51
I tried the same but changed the stroke for three objects,
selection tool(V), select one object then hold
shift and select the other objects, then apply
outer glow and change the value to 5 px.
Sep 8, 2011 at 12:52
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this is how you can do it indirectly:
if you already apply the graphic style to your object, then
Select the object that has the desirable graphic style ( the one you already applied)
hit SHIFT-F6 and modify the appearance the way you want it, when done.
hit SHIFT-F5 and drag the new object to the graphic style panel.
to apply to all your objects, select the object that you want to apply to the new graphic style. you can save your selection for the future too, under select click on Save selection.
Once you have all your object selected, click on the new style that you created in step #3.
hope this help.s
Oct 12, 2019 at 5:57
Hugo R Hugo R
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You should create a new graphic style and just Alt-drag (or Opt-drag on Mac) it onto the old style you want to replace.
Feb 28, 2017 at 12:54
Aksana Zinchanka Aksana Zinchanka
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It's going to be easier to just change the style using an existing object (that it's already applied to) and drag that object on to the style to redefine it.
That way you'll be able to see how your changes look in context.
Mar 3, 2018 at 12:42
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