Style Dropper

The Style Dropper is used to pick up a style from one object and drop it on another. It can also be used to “quick pick up” a style from an existing object while you drawing.

To Copy a Style from One Object to Another Object

  1. Choose the Style Dropper [d] tool.
  2. With the cursor (it will look like an empty style dropper), click an object to pick up its style.
  3. With the cursor (it will look like a full style dropper), click an object(s) to drop the style on it.
  4. To pick up a different style while the Style Dropper tool is still active, press the OPTION key and click an object.

HINT: Alternatively, right-click the object with the style to be picked up and choose ‘Copy Style…’ from the contextual menu, right-click an object to receive the style and choose ‘Paste Style…’ from the contextual menu.

Apply a Different Style to an Existing Object

With the object selected, do one of the following:

  • Double-click a stroke or fill style from the Styles & Clip Art palette, or
  • In the Styles Tab, edit the style properties as desired. Style changes apply to the last drawn object

‘Quick Pick-up’ Another Object’s Style While You Draw

  1. Choose a drawing tool.
  2. Hold the COMMAND key to temporarily activate the Style Dropper without switching tools.
  3. With the cursor (it will look like an empty style dropper), click an object with the style to be picked up.
  4. Release the COMMAND key and continue drawing.

Copy a Style from One Object to Multiple Objects

  1. Select an object containing the style to be copied.
  2. Click the ‘Copy Style’  button in the toolbar (or choose ‘Edit > Style > Copy Style…’ from the main menu or right-click contextual menu).
  3. Select the objects to receive the style, click the ‘Paste Style’  button in the toolbar (or choose ‘Edit > Style > Paste Style…’ from the main menu).