Is it possible to change the color of all elements in a group?

Currently I have to select each layer in the group to change the color. I wonder if there is a faster way, to achive a color change of grouped layers.

  • Ungroup, keeping all selected, change color, and then group?
    – Tin Man
    Jan 16, 2017 at 10:13
  • What kind of color do you want to change ? Are they text, background , both ? Mar 2, 2017 at 13:59
  • Depending on the issue, I would either control+drag over the visuals to select layers directly(and not the group), or work with more symbols (including color symbols) or shared styles, so I can apply one change to more than one object at a time. If you give me a concrete example, I can write a more exhaustive answer. May 18, 2017 at 11:40

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Still a newbie and learning myself but I found a way around this by using a set style. That way I can select all the lines/layers and apply the style in one click.

For example, I can easily change my line art to white with a 1px line and no fill. It's easy to change the style if you need to make an update.

this screenshot shows the three styles I am working with - blue, gray and white

My next step is creating a symbol from this icon and creating multiple symbols one for each color that I need.example of setting the style on an icon


I have a similar issue today. Fortunately, my elements are all the same color (but separate on different artboards).

My way is:

  • Edit > Find and Replace Color...
  • Choose your Find color.
  • Choose your Replace color.
  • Tap Replace button.
  • Color changed!

Video with steps.

  • Hi Chu and welcome to the site. I've taken the liberty to edit the formatting of your answer to make it a little easier to read. I've changed your chain of actions to a bulleted list. Normally the > character is used to indicate submenus and as far as I can see, you only need it in the first bullet. I've also put all names of menus and buttons in italic instead of quotes, wrapped the url in a named link and removed the "Cheers!" as we want questions and answers to be as concise as possible. Feel free to revert my changes or edit further if I misunderstood something. 😀
    – Wolff
    Apr 4, 2021 at 22:55
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    Hi Wolff, it looks better now. Thanks for your advice!
    – Chu Sherry
    Jul 19, 2021 at 10:17

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