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I'm a bit used to Photoshop and I just started to learn Illustrator but there's a little thing that's really bothering me.

In Photoshop when you are changing a color you can see it previewed on the object as you're selecting. It helps a lot with choosing the right color. See the following GIF to understand what I mean

PS color changing

But in Illustrator you have to "apply" the color every time you want to try a slight change. That's very frustrating.

How can I change it to have a "live preview" when changing colors in Illustrator like in Photoshop?

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Use the Color Panel not the Color Picker.

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The color picker is not as directly integrated into the Illustrator UI the way it is in Photoshop. You can easily change all colors using the Color Panel. There's really little need to use the Color Picker in Illustrator.

  • I can't get it to work either. goo.gl/4Uxsko I mean seeing the change BEFORE stopping dragging the little arrow. – Sam Jan 28 '15 at 1:43
  • Okay, you do have to let go of the mouse for the color to update. There's no way around that. – Scott Jan 28 '15 at 1:44
  • In Photoshop you don't. Are you sure there is no workaround to this? it's very bothering. – Sam Jan 28 '15 at 1:51
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    I'm fairly certain there's no way to get around the "let go" aspect. – Scott Jan 28 '15 at 1:52

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