I'm working on an icon project where I have images clipped into circles of varying colors, bleeding off the bottom. I'm also creating a color scheme, in smaller circles, which is then applied to the icons.

Here's how the clipped image is supposed to be oriented in the mask: clipped image bleeding off bottom

Unfortunately, when I use the eyedropper to apply color from my scheme to the icon, it seems to reset the clipped image so that it centers in the circle.

It copies the color, but changes the placement of the image: circle has new color, but image has shifted

I've tried double-clicking the eyedropper and unchecking everything but fill color, but no luck. I've got some workarounds going right now, so I don't need suggestions for that, but does anyone know why this is happening? It's driving me crazy.

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This is somewhat of a guess, but I believe it has something to do with this option:

In the Menu: Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options

frame fitting options

There is a setting here to Align From.

The small circles that you created may have this attribute set when they were created, and the Eye Dropper is grabbing it even though you don't want it to.

I suggest selecting all the small circles, Right-clicking on them. Then select Fitting > Clear Frame Fitting Options.


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