enter image description hereIm trying to color a line using a clipping mask but the only thing I get is to affect the saturation of the line, not the color.

Is there any option or way that doesn't involve going to every single line and coloring it individually?

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    I'm not sure I understand. Why is there a clipping mask? Why can't you just color the paths as you want?
    – Scott
    May 29, 2017 at 21:17
  • I didnt wanted to go to every line to colored it invidually, Is like in photoshop You can put an image or something and then a shape with color over that and use mutiply or color and the colors will change i dont know if im explain myself May 29, 2017 at 21:26
  • In Illustrator you can select all the lines and color them as one thing, you don't need any masks. You can even group them and apply a color to the group.. or change blending modes of the group. I think it's probably the unnecessary mask which may be causing you issues (but honestly I can't tell from what you've posted here)
    – Scott
    May 29, 2017 at 21:28
  • @Metis what's the easiest way to select the lines / strokes? I'd bet that would solve this for her/him.
    – Ryan
    May 29, 2017 at 21:40
  • Select > Same > Fill & Stroke might work.. but again.. it's really difficult to say without understanding how any mask is applied. I can't tell by looking at the posted image. It is not impossible that the lines are the mask.. which will cause all sorts of headaches.
    – Scott
    May 29, 2017 at 21:49

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Is there any option or way that doesn't involve going to every single line and coloring it individually?


Here I have a few shapes with different fill colors and different shades of black for strokes:

Different color shapes and strokes

Select all of the artwork (objects, groups or layers) you wish to affect and hit the Recolor Artwork button:

Recolor Artwork Button

When the dialog opens, you'll see all of the colors in your current selection... Make sure that 'Recolor Art' is checked to preview your changes:

recolor Artwork dialog box

Notice the empty spot beside the blacks... Click on that empty spot and choose 'Yes' when prompted:

Click Yes

Now make sure your color(s) are highlighted (in blue as below) and double-click here on the blacks (or whichever color you wish to alter):

Double-click here

Now choose your replacement color and click 'OK' twice to accept the changes. And the result:

Only the stroke has been affected

Note that only the strokes have been altered.

  • OMG you are awesome! ty very much! Jun 29, 2017 at 2:57

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